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 Health Promotion and Wellness

The following are required for admission into the Master of Science in 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 two baccalaureate level courses in the life/physical sciences and one course in the social sciences recorded on the applicant's official transcript with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Alternative to these admission requirements may include relevant academic work or professional work experiences, with preference for candidates with coursework in the life/physical sciences.

 

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