Clinical Dietetics

Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics program is an innovative program taught by nationally recognized faculty. Track A and B in the M.S. are part of Grand Valley's Department of Allied Health Sciences and College of Health Professions.

Track A is a 49 to 52 credit coordinated graduate program designed for those who need supervised practice. Classes are taught using the hybrid model, with some Saturday laboratory experiences. Upon successful completion, this program provides eligibility to sit for the registration exam leading to the RDN credential. 

Track B is a part-time, 39 to 42 credit hybrid program designed especially for credentialed Registered Dietitians (RDs) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) who desire a master’s degree. The program enables working professionals to build on their broad knowledge and attain deeper comprehension and skill in practice, allowing them to be more competitive in practice now and in the future.

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The Track A Cohort for Fall 2017 has been filled. Track A applications for Fall 2018 will be reviewed beginning January, 2018.  

Track B is now accepting applications for Fall 2017. Application Deadline for Track B - August 1, 2017

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The Coordinated Graduate Program (Track A) at Grand Valley State University is now accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to take students! 

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-5400.

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Innovative. This program is a perfect fit with innovative medical practice, located in downtown Grand Rapids' medical mile, with top-notch training facilities.

Cutting-edge labs. Students have access to a simulation lab and human performance lab for state-of-the-art learning experiences.

Accessibility. The Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences puts students in the heart of Grand Rapids' medical mile, near the Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health, St. Mary's Health Care, and other scientific health care providers.

Interested in Learning more about the Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics program?

Join us for a Tour & Discussion Session!

Clinical Dietetics will be offering tours/discussion sessions for prospective students throughout the year. The tour will last approximately 1 hour and will include viewing our lab facilities, classrooms, and library areas of the Cook-DeVos Health Sciences building. Prospective students will hear more about our program's highlights and have an opportunity to have their questions answered. Tour groups are limited to 7 participants, and pre-registration is required. All tours will begin in the Cook-DeVos (CHS) building lobby. Parking passes are available for non-GVSU registrants and will be emailed approximately one week prior to the scheduled tour. Click here to reserve your spot. All tours take place on Fridays at 10:00 AM.

Tour/Discussion Dates for the Summer 2017

May 12, June 2, July 7, and August 4

Tour/Discussion Dates for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

September 29, October 27, November 17, January 26, February 23, March 30


The Clinical Dietetics M.S. application for admission is available online.

Admission requirements

The $30 application fee is waived for previous applicants of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Track A Clinical Dietetics program is 49 to 52 credits. See the Track A course list.

The Track B Clinical Dietetics program is 39 to 42 credits. See the Track B course list.


Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll. Visit the Financial Aid Office's webpage for tuition and fees

Page last modified July 12, 2017