Master of Science in Nutrition


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Totally Online Master of Science in Nutrition

As a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist, you'll have opportunities to refine the skills you need in your workplace. You'll learn what it means to be an entrepreneur in your place of employment or to become an entrepreneur in your own private practice. You'll benefit from online courses designed for working professionals, just like you.

As a working adult, this totally online program will provide you with an innovative, integrated study of nutrition and health and will assist you in meeting professional goals. The online program format will provide you with a supportive, flexible pathway to advanced degree completion. You will be able to complete the program in two years by taking two courses per semester or in four years by taking one course per semester, including summers.

Balanced program will allow you to

  • acquire the skills you need to set yourself apart in the workplace
  • develop relationships with others who share your passion for nutrition and want to advance nutrition practice.
  • assess your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to set yourself apart from others
  • gain a comprehensive and applied skill set to serve projected needs in health care organizations, community organizations, school lunch programs, and private practice.

Program faculty

  • Understand what it means to work full-time while attending graduate school.
  • Provide a supportive environment to help you develop your skills and achieve your goals.
  • Want to help you advance the field of nutrition and dietetics
  • Share years of experience as entrepreneurs

Obtaining a Master of Science in Nutrition at Mansfield University will provide you with

  • greater knowledge of research,
  • higher levels of professional leadership skills,
  • increased knowledge of human nutrition,
  • advanced critical thinking and
  • advanced analytical skills

Need for Master's level preparation

  • Affordable Care Act's emphasis on prevention and cost reduction due to a shifting demographic as baby-boomers age
  • Changes in demographics mean patients admitted to health care facilities require advanced levels of care from dietitians.
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics' June 14, 2013 letter to dietetic program directors indicated that entry-level dietitians will be required to obtain a master's degree prior to becoming registered by 2024.
  • US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the job market will grow 21%, faster than average
  • According to a recent dietetics workforce study, demand, is projected to grow substantially across the 2010-2020 period and is not specific to the credentialed workforce. If current supply factors and limitations persist, by 2020, a projected shortfall of approximately 18,000 full-time workers (or more) may exist.

State Licensure information

Applicants who are applying to programs that may lead to licensure in states other than Pennsylvania must be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. For more information about licensure in your state, please go to this webpage http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/advocacy/quality-health-care/consumer-protection-and-licensure/state-licensure-agency-contact-list