Oct 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition - Dietetics Concentration, MS


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Program Code: MS_841B
CIP Code: 51.3101

Program of Study for the Master of Science in Nutrition


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Additional Information


Additional Admission Requirements: A verification statement or intent to complete form signed by the director of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND); additional courses (up to 15 hours maximum) may be required if so indicated by the student’s deficiencies as determined by the program director.

For admission to the Graduate Program in Nutrition - Dietetics Concentration a successful match for the Dietetic Internship is required. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Prerequisites: A student entering the program with curricular deficiencies may be required to complete more than the minimum number of hours for completion of the program. See the program director for more information.

Registered Dietitian Eligible Status: Requirements for the completion of the Dietetic Internship (NUT 5250, NUT 5255, and NUT 5900) are designed, and have been approved to meet the competencies as mandated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Location: On Campus; Note: Second year students will intern at sites across western North Carolina.

Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Nutrition


Thesis Option (3 Hours)


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Other Requirements for the MS in Nutrition


  • Thesis: Optional for Dietetics Concentration
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required. For the Dietetics Concentration, admission to candidacy requires successful academic performance and a positive assessment of professional conduct during the first year and second years. For the Public Health Nutrition Concentration, admission to candidacy requires successful academic performance during first year of program. Additionally, satisfactory evaluation of professional conduct is required during capstone project.  See the academic standards for retention in the program in the department Graduate Nutrition Handbook for further information. Failure to meet these standards may result in dismissal from the program.
  • Comprehensive: Required for Dietetics Concentration - A comprehensive examination is administered at the end of the second year. Additonally, a poster of completed research must be presented at the end of the second year at one off-campus and one on campus venue and an oral defense of the thesis is required when selecting the thesis option. Not required for the Public Health Nutrition Concentration.
  • Product of Learning: Capstone project required for Public Health Nutrition Concentration

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