Department: Health Promotion and Nutrition Sciences

The Department of Health Promotion and Nutrition Sciences offers:

• Graduate degrees in: a) Health Education and Promotion (fully online, MA), b) Health Teacher, Pre K-12(fully online, M.S.Ed); and c) Nutrition (MS),

• Advanced Certificate in Health Education

• Accredited Dietetic Internship.

Graduates of the online MA in Health Education are employed as health educators and community health professionals in various settings, as well as eligible to take the national Certified Health Education Specialist exam. The online M.S. Ed and Advanced Certificate programs enables our students to earn their degree and complete their required fieldwork, while still teaching full time.

Our accredited Dietetic Internship offers a well-rounded program with rotations in foodservice management, community and research, with a concentration in medical nutrition therapy. The MS (Nutrition) prepares students for a wide range of professional positions in either clinical or community nutrition, and for doctoral study in these fields. Graduates find career opportunities as clinical nutritionists, food service managers and nutrition educators. Graduates of the DI who have completed a graduate degree as well, are eligible to sit for the Registration Examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to become Registered Dietitians (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).