Clinical dietetics uses food as a medical intervention. Registered
dietitians/nutritionists perform nutritional assessments and develop
individualized treatment plans using food as the therapy modality.
The program has two tracks. Track A is for students desiring a
master's degree and the supervised practice necessary to become
eligible for the national examination for registered dietitians. This
track is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Education in
Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®). Track B is especially for
credentialed Registered Dietitians (RDs) or Registered Dietitian
Nutritionists (RDNs) who desire a masters degree.
A Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics from Grand Valley State
University provides the opportunity for students to build on their
broad knowledge and attain deeper comprehension and skill in practice.
Specialized knowledge allows RDNs to be more competitive in practice
now and in the future. This is a benefit not only to the practitioner,
but also for his/her patients and clients.