Online Master of Science in Nutritional Science – Dietetics
Arizona State University’s online Master of Science in nutritional science with a concentration in dietetics degree 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.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
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.
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.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Science in nutritional science. Your concentration in dietetics will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
Dietetics degree concentration courses
This dietetics degree concentration 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:
Statistics in Research
Chronic Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome
Ethics and Policy of American Diets
What can you do with a dietetics degree?
Completing your master’s in nutritional science with a concentration 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:
Master’s in dietetics degree concentration 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.
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.
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