Nutritional Sciences: Dietetic Internship (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences with Dietetic Internship (MSDI) option is designed as a 21-month program, with over 50 credits and over 1,600 practicum-based hours of experiential learning. Practicum sites will build entry-level food system, research and nutrition care skills.
Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA which must be maintained throughout the first year of the program. In order to be considered for admission, students applying for the MSDI program will need to have been enrolled in an accredited undergraduate dietetics program that meets the requirements of the ACEND. Applicants are encouraged to visit program website for further admission requirements, application instructions, and detailed program information.
The MSDI program at the University of New Hampshire is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the United States Dept of Education. Contact information for ACEND: (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend | 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190 Chicago, IL 60606-6995.
The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences combined with Dietetic Internship (MSDI) requires that students earn a minimum of 50 credits, reflecting practicum-based learning and related course work in food service, community and clinical experiences. The majority of competencies integrated into the MSDI reflect those established by the Accreditation Council for Educators of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Students will be required to earn a B- or better in graduate courses to earn credits toward their degree.
The first year of the MSDI curriculum is comprised primarily of academic course work, including a year-long mentored group research project (NUTR 960 Research Methods in Nutritional Science I & NUTR 961 Research Methods in Nutritional Science II), in which each student experiences the complete research process. Students in the MSDI will integrate food system theory and practice as drivers of health promotion and disease prevention. The second year of the program includes over 1,600 hours of practicum based learning in a variety of clinical, community, and food service operations integrated with curriculum related coursework.
|NUTR 809||Nutritional Epidemiology||4|
|NUTR 829||Dietetics: Intro to Dietetics Principle and Practice||2|
|NUTR 830||From Seed to Sea: Examining Sustainable Food Systems||4|
|NUTR 831||Dietetics: Clinical Theory and Practice||10|
|NUTR 832||Dietetics: Food Service and Community||10|
|NUTR 836||Sustainable Food Systems and Culinary Arts Practicum||3|
|NUTR 838||Dietetics: Pregnancy and Pediatrics Practicum||2|
|NUTR 855||Treatment of Adult Obesity||4|
|NUTR 876||Advanced Pathophysiology and Clinical Care||4|
|NUTR 960||Research Methods in Nutritional Science I||4|
|NUTR 895||Investigations (Behavioral Nutrition)||4|
|NUTR 961||Research Methods in Nutritional Science II||4|
|ANFS 901||Introduction to Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems Graduate Studies 1||1|
|ANFS 997||Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems Seminar||1|
To be taken at the earliest opportunity, typically in the initial fall semester of the graduate program.