Courses

Clinical Dietetics, M.S. Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

CD 501 - Emerging Professional Practice Issues in Clinical Dietetics: 2 credits

CD 560 - Advanced Nutrition Education, Counseling and Coaching:  3 credits

CD 516 - Food and Culinary Science: 4 credits

CD 520 - Supervised Practice: Food Management Systems: 3 credits (180 hours)

CD 530 - Supervised Practice: Community Nutrition I:   3 credits (180 hrs)

CD 510 - Nutritional Assessment: 3 credits

CD 600 - Advanced Medical Nutritional Therapy I: 3 credits

CD 690 - Research Methodology in Clinical Dietetics: 2 credits

STA 610 -Applied Statistics for Health Professions: 3 credits

CD 610 - Advanced Medical Nutritional Therapy II: 3 credits

CD 630 - Supervised Practice: Community Nutrition II: 2 credits (120 hours; 60 hours may be taken internationally)

CD 693 - Master's Project Course: 1-3 credits OR CD 695 - Thesis Research in Clinical Dietetics: 1 (2) credits

12 credits (180 hours supervised practice)

11 credits (180 hours supervised practice)

9/10 credits (120 hours supervised practice)

Semester 4

Semester 5

Clinical experience

CD 505 - Health Care Regulation and Policy in Dietetic Practice: 2 credits

CD 550 - Food, Culture and the Health Environment: 3 credits

CD 625 - Supervised Practice: Clinical Nutrition I: 5 credits (300 hours)

CD 693 - Master's Project Course or CD 695 - Master's Project/Thesis: 1/2 credits

CD 640 - Supervised Practice: Clinical Nutrition II: 5 credits (300 hrs.)

CD 650 - Supervised Practice: Area of Specialization: 2 credits (120 hrs. optional International rotation)

CD 693 - Master's Project or CD 695: - Thesis Research in Clinical Dietetics: 1 (2) credits

CD 689 - Seminar in Clinical Dietetics : 1 credit

Equal 1200 hours, including 180 optional international hours

Credits 11/12 (300 hrs. supervised practice)

Credits 9/10 (420 hrs. supervised practice)

Total 52-55 credits

Approved November, 2019

This is a full-time coordinated graduate program designed for those who need supervised practice. Classes are taught using the hybrid model, with some in-person laboratory experiences. Upon successful completion, this program provides eligibility to sit for the registration exam leading to the RDN credential. Total credits completed are 52 to 55 (depending on if the student selects a project or thesis).  

  • Class size is limited to 27 students
  • Students will complete a 1200 hour supervised practice in three main areas: food service, community health, and clinical dietetics

Please Note the Following:

  • Average driving time to supervised practice sites is about 60-90 minutes.
  • Housing stay for any part of the program, including supervised practice, is the responsibility of the student.
  • All courses are offered in the hybrid model with in-seat class meetings, a minimum of two times/semester.



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