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.
- 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
- 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