Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

This unique program combines classroom and experiential learning to prepare you for the registered dietitian examination and professional practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. You’re equipped to practice in cross-cultural, traditional dietetics settings, such as clinical, food service, and community.

You may enter the Bradley University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program from three pathways:

  1. As a Bradley University undergraduate who applies to and is admitted into the program during junior year (4+1 program). You will complete prerequisites for the Bradley University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program during your first 3 years as an undergraduate student. You will apply for the Master’s program in your junior year. If accepted, you will complete undergraduate requirements and begin taking graduate courses in your senior year. You can graduate in 5 years with both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees and you will be prepared to sit for the registered dietitian examination;
  2. With a verification statement from a didactic program in dietetics (DPD). You will complete graduate course work, a variety of practicum experiences, and hands-on experiential learning. After successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to sit for the registration examination for dietitians;
  3. With a bachelor’s degree in another discipline. After completing required prerequisites, you will complete graduate coursework, experiential learning, and hands-on practicum experiences to be prepared for the registration examination for dietitians;

Preparing You For Success

You explore dietetics through 1,000+ hours of supervised experiential learning activities. A variety of learning experiences are woven into our curriculum. You’ll have the opportunity to explore clinical, community, and foodservice settings.

Making Your Mark

Dietitians are in growing demand as healthcare expands to new community and business settings. All Bradley graduate students have passed the Registration Dietitian Exam, which means you’ll be able to start your career right after graduation.

Accreditation Status

This program has received accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; (800)877-1600.

Graduate Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program requires a total of 36 credit hours. This includes 30 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of electives.

Students must successfully complete all 36 hours of graduate coursework and supervised experiential learning requirements including documentation of attainment of competencies through evaluations and assignments, as well as a comprehensive case study assessment.

Required Courses - 30 hrs.

  • FCS 501: Community Nutrition Intervention - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 502: Dietetics Profession - 1 hr.
  • FCS 505: Food Development - 1 hrs.
  • FCS 507: Nutrition Assessment and Counseling - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 508: Advanced Food Service Management - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 511: Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy I - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 512: Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy II - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 514: Food Security and Food Systems - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 541: Research Methods - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 695: Supervised Experiential Learning in Food Service Management - 2 hrs.
  • FCS 696: Supervised Experiential Learning in Community Dietetics - 2 hrs.
  • FCS 697: Supervised Experiential Learning in Clinical Dietetics - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses - 6 hrs.

Approved options for electives include:

  • ENC 586: Counseling Diverse - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 620: Introduction to Counseling: Professional Orientation - 2 hrs.
  • ENC 622: Counseling: Ethics and Law - 1 hr.
  • ENC 623: Pre-Practicum in Counseling - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 624: Theories and Techniques of Counseling - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 510: Topics in Global Wellness - 3 hrs.
    (Study abroad in London) (additional costs apply)
  • FCS 512: Cultural Influences in Food and Nutrition - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 533: International Health and Nursing - 3 hrs.
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Contact Information

Amanda Newell

Amanda Newell

Assistant Professor and Dietetic Internship Director

    Westlake Hall 234
    (309) 677-3736

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