Department of Nutrition

Admissions Requirements

Master of Science Clinical Nutrition & Nutrition Education

The following are required for admission into the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition/Nutrition Education and the Certificate in Nutrition:

  • To be eligible for admission into the Clinical Nutrition degree program or the Nutrition Education degree program, applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related health field from an accredited academic institution. The Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition program is reserved for candidates with approved clinical experience in medical-surgical or critical care from healthcare professional clinical training or work experience.
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in the sciences who do not possess a degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related health field are eligible only for admission into the Nutrition Education degree program.
  • Applicants considering a career change, who are not registered dietitians and/or do not possess degrees in nutrition or dietetics, are asked to contact the Department of Nutrition for individual advising.
  • For those with a degree in the sciences who do not have a degree in nutrition, the following courses must be recorded on the student's official transcript(s): biology, chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab, anatomy/physiology and biochemistry.
  • For applicants with the requisite science background but without a degree in nutrition or  dietetics, the following nutrition courses are required; human nutrition, lifecycle nutrition, and clinical nutrition. The equivalent of these courses can be taken from a traditional nutrition and/or dietetics degree program at an accredited college or university. The course requirements stated here are designed to provide students with background knowledge for participation in our Nutrition Education degree program.
  • Cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale during the last two years of college.
  • Work experience in nutrition and/or dietetics or a related health or science field is highly recommended.
  • Students currently enrolled in other programs at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and alumni should contact the CHP Admissions Office for an alternative concurrent/short application form and requirements.

Master of Science in Prevention, Health Promotion and Wellness

The following are required for admission into the Master of Science in Prevention, Health Promotion and Wellness:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale in the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • A minimum of one course in each of the following subject areas must be recorded on the applicant's official transcript with a grade of "C" or better:
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Psychology

 

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