Department of Nutrition


Degree Program Options

Nutrition Degree Programs

Nutrition Education/Clinical Nutrition - 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 our 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 prevention, 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 in Nutrition 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, the degree can be completed 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

Certificate in Nutrition - 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 total of 12 quarter hours of credit to complete the certificate.