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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics

Degree Requirements

Demonstration of completion of the 39-54 credits in the professional curriculum is required for the student to be granted the M.S.C.D. degree. General graduate academic policies and regulations can be found elsewhere in this catalog or in the Grand Valley State University graduate bulletin.

In addition, for each CD course or a discrete unit of instruction in the professional curriculum, a minimum proficiency level is described in each course syllabus. A minimum grade of 85% is required for passing all CD courses, additionally, the students overall G.P.A. must never drop below the B minimum in any semester or the student may be placed on academic probation or dismissed from the CD program.

Coordinated Program Curriculum: Track A

Fall Semester 1 (12 credits, 180 hours supervised practice)

Winter Semester 1 (12 credits, 180 hours supervised practice)

Spring/Summer Semester 1 (variable credits, 420 hours supervised practice)

Fall Semester 2 (variable credits, 420 hours supervised practice)


Total credits: 49 (52)

Clinical experience = 1200 hours, including 180 optional international hours.

Curriculum: Track B (MS only)

Track B is set up to be a part-time hybrid program which includes research, informatics and grant writing classes in addition to advanced medical nutrition therapy and micronutrient metabolism.

Fall Semester 1 (7 credits)

Winter Semester 1 (8 credits)

Spring/Summer Semester 1 (9 credits)

Fall Semester 2 (7 credits)

Winter Semester 2 (variable credits)

Spring/Summer Semester 2 (variable credits)


Total credits: 39(42)

Program Description

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