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MS Nutrition - Didactic Program (DP) Track

NEW! For prospective students, please note that we now offer an Integrated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (IPND) that combines the graduate-level didactic and supervised practice programs. Click HERE for more information

Hunter's 41-credit MS Nutrition Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP) prepares students to obtain the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential. The program duration is 2 years/4 semesters full-time. Classes are offered Mondays-Thursdays, with students typically in class 2-3 days per week per semester. Courses meet 2.5 hours morning and afternoon hours.

A unique and dynamic community-oriented program, Hunter's DP is the only public center for graduate dietetics program in Manhattan, New York City (NYC). Our student-centered faculty are committed to disseminating evidence-based information, and preparing professional graduates with advanced nutrition training. Our ethnically diverse students are competitive in obtaining dietetic internships, and in their professional roles, have made significant and meaningful contributions to the dietetics profession and to communities in NYC and beyond.

 

ACCREDITATION

Hunter's DP, within the School of Urban Public Health, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). For further information on ACEND accreditation, contact:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone (800)-877-1600 ext 5400
E-mail: acend@eatright.org
www.eatright.org/ACEND

 

DIDACTIC PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the DP is to prepare dietitians with increased competence and advanced skills in clinical and community nutrition, and to advance the science and practice of nutrition and dietetics.

We value:
Diversity
Life-long Learning
An interdisciplinary approach to healthcare
Socially and ecologically sustainable food systems

 

GOALS

1.  The Program will provide graduates with a high quality advanced didactic education and experiential training in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

       Objectives:

  • Over a 5-year period, at least 80% of students enrolled will complete the program within 3 years (150% of stated time).
  • Over a 5 yr period, 80% of those admitted to ACEND-accredited Supervised Practice experience will successfully complete the supervised practice program.
  • Over a 5-year period, at least 80% of Supervised Practice Directors who respond to the Supervised Practice Director Survey will rate the preparation of MS-DP Program graduates as Good to Excellent.
  • Over a 5-year period, 80% of graduates will take the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.
  • Over a 5-year period, 80% of graduates will pass the Registration Exam within one year of their first attempt.
  • Over a 5-year period, at least 80% of the graduates who respond to exit surveys will rate the quality of the MS-DP Program as Good to Excellent.


2.  The Program will prepare graduates for careers in nutrition and dietetics as skilled practitioners with an advanced degree who are equipped to actively address the changing health needs of urban metropolitan areas such as NYC.

      Objectives:

  • Over a 5-year period, at least 80% of program graduates seeking employment will be employed in the field of nutrition and dietetics or related field within 12 months of completion of Supervised Practice.
  • Over a 5-year period, at least 80% of employers who respond to the employer survey will rate the preparation of MS-DP Program graduates as Good to Excellent.

 

Outcomes data is available upon request.

What is an RD?

An RD is a licensed food and nutrition expert who has met specific academic and professional requirements to  provide for people's specific dietary,  to prevent and treat disease throughout the life cycle and to promote optimal health. RD's provide nutrition counseling in clinical and community settings; manage food programs in schools, institutional or business settings, teach in schools and colleges, communicate nutrition information to the public through the mass media, and conduct nutrition research. Graduates work for hospitals, health and senior centers, food service companies, and in private practices. Read more...


To become an RD, individuals must:


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