Get advanced training in nutrition education, nutrition counseling and nutrition science.
UND's well-established and accredited graduate nutrition program will help you advance
your career in nutrition. Nutritionists are in high demand to develop prevention and
treatment solutions for a wide range of health conditions. No GRE required. Pay in-state
Est. time to complete:
30 (one campus visit may be required)
Why earn a master's in nutrition?
The University of North Dakota's online master's degree in nutrition prepares you
for leadership roles that address nutrition problems.
Assess nutrition education needs of unique populations.
Apply educational theory, research and experiential knowledge in nutrition education
and counseling activities.
Demonstrate advanced professional practice skills in nutrition education and counseling.
Learn in-depth knowledge of the biochemical pathways of the major nutrients and their
essential role in maintaining health.
Utilize nutrition research to make informed recommendations.
Earn your graduate degree in nutrition on your own time. UND's online nutrition program
is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in nutrition or related field
who prefer the flexibility of online classes. Admission to the M.S. in Nutrition does
not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). You'll also receive in-state tuition
regardless of your residency.
Nutrition M.S. at UND
Earn your degree online.
Get personal attention with small class sizes.
Accommodate your schedule with our part-time, semester-based program with live web
Take advantage of in-state tuition, regardless of where you live.
Estimated job growth for nutritionists/dietitians through 2026
The U.S. News & World Reportranks nutritionists/dietitians as one of the 100 Best Jobs. A master's degree in nutrition
opens the door to a number or job opportunities, including:
Food regulation/policy maker
When You Major in Nutrition
An Nutrition degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
UND Nutrition Major Alumni
Nutrition alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
Altru Health System
Grand Forks Public Schools
University of Minnesota
Graduate Nutrition & Dietetics Courses
N&D 554. Nutrigenomics. 3 Credits.
This course explores to the interactions between nutritional factors, genomics, and health. The course also explores the potential roles of the nutrition professional in developing personalize dietary prescriptions to optimize health, reduce disease risk, or improve management of chronic disease. Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in biochemistry or advanced nutrition and human physiology. On demand.
N&D 560. Nutrition Counseling. 3 Credits.
This course develops and strengthens advanced nutrition counseling skills using the evidence-based motivational interviewing style. The focus will be on attending to client-centered orientation and building therapeutic relationships through engaged communication skills. Core theories explored with emphasis on enhancing practical skill development through video demonstrations, real play, case studies, creative reflection, and facilitated group discussions. Prerequisite: Admission into the program. S, even years.
N&D 545. Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Wellness. 3 Credits.
An exploration of prevention and wellness models specifically designed to decrease the mortality and morbidity of chronic disease in the United States population. The course focuses on the involvement of optimal nutritional health in prevention of disease and promotion of wellbeing. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. On demand.
N&D 553. Nutritional Health Advocacy and Policy. 3 Credits.
An analysis of U.S. public policy processes in relation to food and nutrition, with emphasis on the role of the nutrition professional in influencing the public policy process and advocating for food policies. 3 graduate credit hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. On demand.
N&D 544. Obesity and Eating Disorders. 3 Credits.
The course examines the obesity epidemic, eating disorders, and prevention and treatment approaches at multiple levels: individual, social, environmental, and policy. Obesity, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and disordered eating will be discussed and evidence-based interventions explored with emphasis on role of the nutritionist as part of an inter-professional care team. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. On demand.
N&D 598. Dietetics Practicum. 2-4 Credits.
The graduate practicum provides an opportunity for you to advance your skills and experience working with professionals and clients in an assigned area of dietetics. You will be required to utilize critical thinking, clinical inquiry, informatics, and literature to demonstrate problem solving skills in practice. The expected outcomes of the practicum include the development and refinement of competencies required of an entry-level dietitian. The practicum is a culmination of the knowledge, skills and abilities you have developed in your student career in the dietetic program. It is a time of gaining experience, building confidence, and testing your abilities as a future dietitian. Minimum 90 contact hours completed onsite at assigned facility/agency. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and School of Graduate Studies; consent of program director. Repeatable to 4 credits. S.
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