Department of Nutrition


The College of Health Professions is now accepting applications for its NEW online Master of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness degree program with classes beginning in fall 2015. This program prepares innovative leaders who can implement effective prevention, health promotion and wellness efforts in the health promotion and wellness industry, insurance companies, the public health field and in organizations that want to improve the health and well-being of their employees. The program is perfect for healthcare practitioners and fitness professionals who are ready to offer an enhanced level of wellness services. It is also an option for those who want to enhance their resume as part of further graduate study in a variety of healthcare professions, including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and physician assistant studies. Because we understand your busy lifestyle, this program is flexible and takes place completely online.  Click here to apply!


students can select an education plan to best meet their goals.

Education Plans

The Department of Nutrition offers four educational options.

Master of Science degrees in:

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Nutrition Education
  • Health Promotion and Wellness

Certificate in:

  • Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Nutrition/Nutrition Education - The Master of Science programs are designed to enhance the skills of the nutrition professional. The two non-thesis degree programs focus on competency in five core areas: application of nutrition, health promotion and wellness knowledge, teaching nutrition information, and demonstration of the processes of critical inquiry and research, effective professional communication and leadership. Courses that apply technology and information and health literacy skills round out the curricula that provide out students with a competitive edge for positions in administration, clinical dietetics, nutrition education, health professional training programs, the health promotion/wellness and food industries, and research.

Health Promotion and Wellness - The Master of Science program is designed to prepare students for jobs in the prevention, health promotion and wellness industry, the public health field, and in businesses that want to improve the health and well-being of their employees. Students will demonstrate competency in the following five areas: application of preventions, health promotion and wellness knowledge, teaching health information, effective professional communication, program leadership and management, and demonstration of critical thinking and research evaluation skills.

The Master of Science degree programs are taught online and are designed for students who are employed full-time, have other personal or professional commitments, are self-motivated and goal-oriented, have the ability to work independently, and cannot or do not wish to relocate for a campus-based program. Students enroll in one or two courses per quarter. All program participation is completed online with no on-campus attendance required. Students are required to have access to a computer and direct Internet access. Contact between faculty and students are conducted primarily through the Internet, e-mail and telephone. Although our programs are convenient, it is not an easy route for earning a graduate degree. Our academic standards are high and the curriculum is challenging. Once students begin the degree program, they have up to five (5) years to complete the Master of Science degree. A student who is enrolled part-time, in two courses per quarter, and does not take a leave of absence, can complete the degree in two (2) academic years. Students must follow the standard admissions procedures used at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Certificate in Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals - This certificate provides future healthcare professionals with a background in nutrition that will allow them to discuss nutrition with their patients in relationship to prevention, health promotion and wellness. Upon completion of the Certificate in Nutrition, students will be prepared to apply evidence-based nutrition information to prevent disease and promote health and wellness in their patients. Students will complete four - 3 quarter hour online courses for a total of 12 quarter hours of credit to complete the certificate.


College of Health Professions Mission

To prepare exceptional healthcare professionals for leadership and evidence-based practice within a collaborative delivery

model through student centered programs that offer cutting-edge curricula.


College of Health Professions Vision

The College will be the premier Interprofessional Health Sciences College that advances academic excellence, furthers

innovative research, serves with integrity and respects diversity.