The Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis is an ACEND-accredited Future Education Model - Graduate Program. The 12-month program combines online coursework through Arizona Online with supervised experiential learning at community, clinical, and foodservice sites. In order to become an RDN, graduates must complete the required coursework and supervised experiential learning hours (1000 hours). Following the completion of the program, a national exam is required as the final step to earn the RDN credential.
Tuition for those accepted into the program is $650 per unit for both residents and non-residents.
The PSM in Applied Nutrition – Dietetics Emphasis program at the University of Arizona is a nationally accredited Future Education Model – Graduate Program by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL. 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600, email: ACEND@eatright.org(link sends e-mail). Program outcomes data are available upon request/once available.
Thank you for considering the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona for your graduate studies!
The Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona offers traditional graduate research programs leading to a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutritional Sciences under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A minor in Nutritional Sciences is offered to PhD students.
The Nutritional Sciences Department also offers online graduate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition designed to be completed in only 8 months, an Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness emphasis professional science master (non thesis) designed to be completed in 18 months as well as an ACEND accredited Future Education Model - Graduate program, Applied Nutrition - Dietetics emphasis professional science master program.
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Arizona Online - Online
Applicants to the PSM in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis program must meet the following minimum requirements:
This program does qualify for financial aid (required to take at least 5 units a semester). Please refer to this website for more information regarding financial aid: http://financialaid.arizona.edu/graduate-students
There MAY be an opportunity semester to semester for TA funding or paid grader positions, depending on department needs and available funding. If you are interested in this opportunity, please let Kayle know and she will keep you informed if opportunities arise.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Students accepted into the Applied Nutrition - Dietetics emphais must complete the following courses to earn the degree:
All courses will be fully distributed through online course tool platforms and technology. Professional Experiential Learning in Dietetics coursework requires onsite supervised experiential learning in clinical nutrition, community nutrition and food service management facilities.
Minimal GPA in the program: 3.0
There is no elective coursework as part of the Dietetics emphasis.
Professional Experiential Learning in Dietetics coursework requires onsite supervised experiential learning in clinical nutrition, community nutrition and food service management facilities.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.