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Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Non-RD Track Online


Whether you are entering the nutrition field or are a practicing registered dietitian (RD) seeking a graduate degree, this online program will advance your goals.

Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24
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Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24

Program Overview


Here’s what you need to know about the M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics – Non-RD online

Increase your ability to help others achieve maximum health and wellness when you complete the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Non-RD Track from A-State Online. In this innovative program, you will elevate your understanding of how diet and other nutritional determinants contribute to the long-term health of individuals, groups and populations. Learn how to design, conduct and interpret nutritional research using descriptive statistics, inferential analysis and software tools such as Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

This online M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics – Non-RD is designed for motivated professionals equipped with a bachelor’s degree in any field who are not seeking RD certification. You will be set to pursue an in-demand career in nutrition with A-State Online’s multiple start dates and accelerated, 7-week courses. Plus, invest in your future while staying within your budget with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition.

In this online program, you will:

  • Examine models of leadership and how they can be applied in healthcare settings
  • Study food and nutrition from a global perspective and analyze complex issues such as dietary behaviors, diet and diseases, and sustainable food systems
  • Gain an in-depth look at the human body and the importance of nutrients from biochemical and physiological perspectives
  • Examine models of leadership and how they can be applied in healthcare settings
  • Study food and nutrition from a global perspective and analyze complex issues such as dietary behaviors, diet and diseases, and sustainable food systems
  • Gain an in-depth look at the human body and the importance of nutrients from biochemical and physiological perspectives

Prepare for careers like these:

  • Nutrition Services Director
  • Dining Services Director
  • Food Services Director
  • Nutrition Services Director
  • Dining Services Director
  • Food Services Director

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of nutrition and dietetics programs in a convenient online format. Explore our Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics RD Track and Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics online programs.

Total Tuition: $12,240
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36
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Tuition


Our affordable tuition is easy on your budget

The M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics – Non-RD online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $12,240

Calendar


Choose a start date and secure your spot

Our M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics – Non-RD is a flexible online program featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 5/14/24
Start Class 5/28/24

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Admissions


What you need for admission to the online Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Arkansas State University has a streamlined admission process that makes it easy for you to enroll in the M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics – Non-RD online program. Enrollment specialists are available to walk you through the admission process, so you will be able to complete your application quickly.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts

To be granted admission into the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Non-RD Track online program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale or a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours. Note that if you are accepted with a GPA lower than 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours or a cumulative 2.50 GPA, you will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first 9 hours taken in the program.
  • Successful completion of Basic Nutrition and Statistics courses with a B or better
  • Official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended

Application Submission Requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

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2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Get to know your Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics online

To earn your M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics – Non-RD online, you need to complete 36 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 12 credit hours of core courses, 15 credit hours of major requirements and 9 credit hours of support courses.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides an overview of the nation’s health care delivery system, including characteristics and challenges, with emphasis on the implications and opportunities for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), particularly related to payment structures for nutrition services.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The process of designing, conducting, interpreting and evaluating nutrition research. Emphasis given to ethical issues and application of research to practice.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines methods used in nutritional epidemiological studies and reviews current knowledge related to diet and other nutritional determinants of long-term health and disease.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses the theory and mechanics of data analysis related to basic and applied research in the health professions. The course includes the use of statistical analysis using computerized programs such as SPSS. Topics range from basic descriptive statistics to inferential analysis.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines models of leadership, both historical and contemporary, and how these models can be applied in the health care setting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced study of macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism and function in human health, especially factors that affect dietary requirements.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the challenges of managing patients in the critical care setting, from the physiologic changes associated with metabolic stress to special needs met with nutrition support. Appropriate medical nutrition therapy in specific disease states included.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes core concepts of clinical nutrition relevant to the nutrition care process which include pharmacology and nutrition support. Case studies and an evidence-based approach in various diseases are utilized to help students develop and apply clinical nutrition expertise.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the traditional and emerging roles of the health professional as an individual moral agent and as a moral participant in team decisions. Methods of rational moral deliberation based on ethical theories and principles will be applied to ethical dilemmas.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course is discussion driven by current issues and events related to food service operations and management.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles of management for professionals in food service operations and/or clinical nutrition services. Topics include management roles, tools, human resources, fiscal responsibilities and emerging administrative issues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth look at U.S. food policies and programs that affect food production, distribution, and consumption. Examines the dynamics of policy making and the influence of food companies on strategic decisions that undermine the nation’s health.

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