Online Master of Science in Nutritional Science (Dietetics)

Arizona State University’s Master of Science in nutritional science – dietetics is based on the scientific foundations of nutrition. This program is your path to building the abilities needed to understand evidence-based research. To apply for this program, you must either be a registered dietitian nutritionist or have completed an accredited didactic program in dietetics.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is nutrition science?

Nutrition science, also called nutritional science, is the study of how organisms, primarily humans, utilize the nutrients in food to support and sustain their existence. Nutrition science plays a pivotal role in supporting the general well-being of individuals and addressing specific issues related to injuries, illnesses and similar adverse events.

Understanding in-depth research related to nutrition science is a crucial need for dietitians and employees in the health care field. Earning a master’s in dietetics online empowers you to keep abreast of the latest developments in nutrition science research.

Can you get a master’s in dietetics?

 

High-level learning opportunities, including master’s programs, exist for students and professionals focused on dietetics. An advanced dietetics degree positions you to more capably and confidently understand research that impacts best practices in the field and influences how care providers interact with patients.

Whether you serve as a registered dietitian nutritionist or perform supervisory or oversight duties for these professionals, a master’s in dietetics supports a modern, evidence-focused approach to nutrition science. In turn, that can lead to more positive outcomes for individuals and communities.

Can I personalize my studies in this dietetics degree?

 

This flexible program features a range of electives that allow you to focus on the nutrition science issues most relevant to your career. While there are no formal concentrations, you can select from topics including sports nutrition, pediatric nutrition and obesity prevention to tailor your degree to your professional interests.

Will my nutritional science degree say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Dietetics master’s courses

This dietetics degree supports the development of broadly applicable skills, such as interpretation and problem-solving, while providing in-depth information around key topics in nutrition science. The Applied Project course consists of original work on a specific research or practice problem, selected in partnership with your mentor. Featured courses include:


Core

Research Methods


Core

Statistics in Research


Elective

Chronic Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome


Elective

Complementary Nutrition


Elective

Ethics and Policy of American Diets


Elective

Evidence-Based Nutrition


Elective

Geriatric Nutrition


Elective

Nutrigenomics


What can you do with a dietetics degree?

Completing your master’s in dietetics online equips you with the talents needed to better understand and analyze new research in nutrition science. You can also fulfill continuing education requirements that are common across this field. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Clinical manager

Food service director

Dietitian

College lecturer

Nutritionist

Project manager

Educators with extensive backgrounds in nutrition science and dietetics

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Educators with extensive backgrounds in nutrition science and dietetics

Our faculty brings a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Master’s in dietetics degree admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Science in nutritional science program who wish to pursue a dietetics concentration must fulfill the requirements of the College of Health Solutions.

Application requirements

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Learning designed to support long-term advancement and improvement

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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