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Dietetics and Nutrition (M.S.) Dual Degree Program with B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition - Hegis Code 1306.00

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Nutrition is an interdisciplinary science that requires understanding of food production, consumption and utilization. The mission of the coordinated Dietetics and Nutrition Major (CDNM) is to prepare entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists through a curriculum that provides active and experiential knowledge and skills for the CDR credentialing exam. Our diverse approach emphasizes critical thinking, responsible citizenship, and integrating research into dietetics practice.

Learning Objectives

Students will have proficiency in each of the following areas of after completing this program:

Scientific knowledge of nutrition.

Clinical and customer services.

Practice management.

Proficiency in medical nutrition therapy.

Upon successful completion of the academic portion of the major, students will be eligible to complete the fifth year of the CDNM: the required 1200 hour supervised practice (internship) that will enable them to take the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist national registration exam

Academic Requirements

Core/General Education: 34-55 Credit Hours

Effective for the 2022-2023 academic year, Utica University has implemented a new general education program that replaces Core. Students who are admitted, or readmitted, for the 2022- 2023 academic year or later must follow the requirements of the General Education program. Students admitted prior to the 2022-2023 academic year must follow the requirements of the Core program. For full details of program requirements, see the catalog pages for the Core program and the General Education program. Students with specific questions should consult with their academic adviser or success coach.

32 Credit Hours

57 Credit Hours

Major Electives

The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the program requirement must be in the liberal arts and sciences.

Program Credits

Core/General Education 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 63-66 Credits
Major Related Course Requirements 29 Credits
College Electives 0-4 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120-140 Credits


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