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Classes Required
Classes Required Students may choose from three program options: Plan A--Thesis Option, Plan B--Internship Option or Plan B--Course Work Option. View Course Descriptions

Plan A--Thesis Option
FNS 661 (3) Macronutrients
FNS 662 (3) Micronutrients
FNS 670 (1) Seminar: Nutrition
FNS 672 (3) Advanced Clinical Nutrition
FNS 673 (3) Nutritional Assessment
FNS 677 (3) Nutritional Epidemiology
FNS 678 (3) Research Methods in Nutrition (to be taken in advance of enrollment in 798)
FNS 798 (6) Thesis (to be taken at the end of the program)

6 hours of electives selected with the approval of the student's advisor.

An oral examination on the thesis topic.

Plan A total: 31 credit hours

Plan B--Internship Option

FNS 661 (3) Macronutrients
FNS 662 (3) Micronutrients
FNS 670 (1) Seminar: Nutrition
FNS 672 (3) Advanced Clinical Nutrition
FNS 673 (3) Nutritional Assessment
FNS 674 (5) Dietetic Internship: Clinical Experience*
FNS 675 (5) Dietetic Internship: Foodservice Administration Experience*
FNS 676 (2) Dietetic Internship: Summary Experience*
FNS 677 (3) Nutritional Epidemiology
FNS 678 (3) Research Methods in Nutrition (to be taken in advance of enrollment in 790)
FNS 790 (3) Independent Study in Dietetics (paper and/or project) (to be taken at the end of the program) (internship exams must be completed and pass prior to registering for FNS 790)

3 hours of electives selected with the approval of the student's advisor.

An oral examination over course work.

*The dietetic internship coursework may not be completed on-line or "at a distance".  Information on CMU's dietetic internship program is available here.

 In some cases, twelve credits may be earned through examination to substitute for prior dietetic internship experience. Students must be eligible and must pass the examination to earn twelve credits. Contact Candace Maylee at mayle1ce@cmich.edu or 989-774-2613 for the policy on Credit by Examination (CBE) for Dietetic Internship Experience.   Additional information on the CBE process is also available by clicking on the CBE form available on the "forms" page of this web site. NOTE:  internship exams must be completed and pass prior to registering for FNS 790).

Plan B Internship Option total: 37 credit hours

Plan C--Course Work Option
FNS 661 (3) Macronutrients
FNS 662 (3) Micronutrients
FNS 670 (1) Seminar: Nutrition*
FNS 672 (3) Advanced Clinical Nutrition
FNS 673 (3) Nutritional Assessment
FNS 677 (3) Nutritional Epidemiology
FNS 678 (3) Research Methods in Nutrition (to be taken in advance of enrollment in 790)
FNS 790 (3) Independent Study in Dietetics (paper and/or project)

Plus an oral examination over all course work and 9 additional hours of electives selected with the approval of the student's academic advisor.

*Students must enroll in this 1 credit hour course three different times under different subject themes when completing the Course Work Option.

Plan C Course Work Option total: 33 credit hours

Which is best for me: Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C?

For students planning to continue their graduate education and pursue a doctoral degree, Plan A is recommended. For students who do not plan to pursue a doctoral degree, either Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C would be recommended. See the "informational handout to complete the planning form" link found on the forms page for more information on the differences between the thesis and Plan B or Plan C paper.

For more information about this program, contact Candace Maylee
at
mayle1ce@cmich.edu or 989-774-2613.

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