M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics
Course work for this program is offered through distance learning
technology, whereby the students complete all the degree requirements
without having to attend classes on the CMU campus in Mt. Pleasant. On-line
chat sessions are held each week for each course offered during a
specified semester. Attendance/participation in the chat sessions is
mandatory. A computer enabled for microphone/headset use is required.
The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is designed to
provide advanced training in human nutritional sciences for new and
experienced professionals. Its objectives are to enhance the graduate's
knowledge base and expertise in the continually advancing field of
nutrition and clinical dietetics. In addition, the program is designed
to provide graduates with the quantitative and methodological knowledge
necessary to better interpret the scientific literature to conduct their
own nutritional research.
Central Michigan University is accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
Cost & Fees
For more information about this program, contact Candace Maylee at email@example.com or 989-774-2613.
NOTE: Completion of this M.S. in
Nutrition and Dietetics program alone does not result in the attainment
of the registered dietitian (R.D.) designation unless the student is
already eligible and completes the Plan B internship option. CMU's
dietetic internship (CMUDI) is not available in a distance format.
Students accepted into CMUDI must reside in the mid-Michigan area while
completing the internship.
The pathway to becoming a
registered dietitian (R.D.) requires completion of an ACEND
accredited/approved didactic program in dietetics (DPD) followed by
completion of an internship program. An alternative pathway requires
completion of a coordinated program (CP) including a supervised practice
experience. Upon completion of one of the above options, application
for registration eligibility is required in addition to successful
completion of the R.D. examination. These paths are not offered through
this MS program.
Additional information on the
pathway to becoming a registered dietitian may be obtained at the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics web site located at eatright.org
(click on becoming an RD).
Dr. Roschelle Heuberger, R.D., Graduate Program Director for the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition & Dietetic