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MS Nutrition - Didactic Program (DP) Track

 

This 41-credit program (2 years/4 semesters) prepares students to obtain the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.

An RD is a food and nutrition expert who has met specific academic and professional requirements to interpret nutrition science to provide for people's specific dietary needs to promote optimal health, and to prevent and treat disease throughout the life cycle. The expertise of the RD is utilized to 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.


To become an RD, individuals must:

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An Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-accredited didactic program (DP), completion of the Hunter College MS-DP track results in a Verification Statement that certifies eligibility to apply for a Dietetic Internship. Our MS-DP program has both a commendable DI/IP acceptance rate and RD exam pass rate.
MS-DP courses prepare students to assess nutritional needs, plan and manage food and nutrition programs, as well as provide nutrition education and counseling in clinical settings. Graduates work for hospitals, health and senior centers, food service companies, and in private practices. Read more...

 

A unique and dynamic program, the DP is the only public center for graduate dietetics education in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Its faculty members are committed to disseminating evidence based information to students and preparing graduates who will have advanced nutrition knowledge and will become adept registered dietitians. Our ethnically diverse graduates are competitive in obtaining dietetic internships, succeeding in those internships, passing the Registration Examination, and making significant and meaningful contribution to the communities in New York City and beyond, and to the dietetics profession.

 

MISSION AND GOALS

The mission of the DP is to provide students with a rigorous, high-quality graduate education that is based on the scientific principles essential to the practice of nutrition and dietetics, while fostering problem solving, communication, and professional skills that will ensure future success in their chosen endeavors, and enable them to promote optimal nutrition, health, and well-being of individuals, groups, and communities.

Goals

The MS-DP has three broad program goals, which reflect the mission of the program and are achieved through activities conducted by the faculty and students.

1.    The program will provide a rigorous and comprehensive graduate education that is not only based on the scientific principles essential to the practice of dietetics, but also helps students attain a solid understanding and a breadth of integrated knowledge in nutrition science, clinical nutrition, research, administration of food and nutrition related services, and public health principles and practice.

2.    The program will prepare graduates for entry into further career preparation.

3.    The program will demonstrate commitment to ongoing assessment and improvement at the macro (program) and micro (course) level.

 

 

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