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Clinical Dietetics, M.S.

Clinical dietetics is a systematic approach to treating medical conditions, complex disease processes and their associated symptoms through medical nutrition therapy (MNT). The registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) uses and applies advanced nutrition knowledge, MNT, and the nutrition care process to promote health and prevent disease.


6%
National Job Growth

Job opportunities in clinical dietetics are projected to increase 6% in the U.S. by 2026.

Fully Accredited

GVSU's clinical dietetics program receives accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

100%
Graduate Pass Rate

GVSU's clinical dietetics program boasts a 100% graduate pass rate for licensure and certification exams.


Source: EMSI, 2022

Program Overview

The Clinical Dietetics coordinated graduate program is a five semester program which results in an awarded Master's of Science degree and a verification statement. Then, graduates are eligible to sit for the national registration examination to obtain their registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) credential.

The program 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 their patients and clients.

Why Study Clinical Dietetics at Grand Valley?


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