We appreciate your interest in the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition at James Madison University. If you are a potential student, we hope you will give our program a strong consideration. 

Overview: The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program provides dietetic work and supervised experiential learning in Clinical Nutrition, Food Service Management, Food Science and Product Development, Policy and Leadership, and Wellness. The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition blends a high-level graduate degree and supervised experiential learning to offer you an opportunity to study and develop exceptional skills to provide nutrition care to a variety of populations. This graduate program has been planned for individuals with a passion for helping people live healthier and more productive lives through nutrition and physical activity.

Requirements: The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition is a full-time Future Education Model Graduate Program that will require four academic semesters, including two summers to complete the program requirements.
Requirements for the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition degree include successful completion of the 50 graduate-level credits, which include a successful:

  1. Defense of a thesis or capstone project,
  2. Completion of a comprehensive exam, and
  3. Completion of all ACEND Future Education Model Graduate Program competences.

You will have supervised experiential learning experiences both in a classroom and off-campus site.
Experiential learning experiences will include the following clinical nutrition settings which includes a diverse population with a variety of chronic and immune diseases including but not limited to general clinical practice, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, gastrointestinal diseases, intensive care unit, long-term care, bariatric surgery, and outpatient.
You will also participate in a food service setting with a focus on the management area of dietetics. We believe that our program is unique in that we have learning opportunities in community nutrition, school foodservice, and sports/wellness.

Accreditation: After successful completion of the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition, you can take the national credentialing examination. Upon passing the national credentialing examination administered under the direction of the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) you are recognized as Registered Dietitian/ Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDN). James Madison University’s Master of Science in Applied Nutrition has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400. https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend

Contact: If you are interested in JMU’s The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition or would like more information on our program, please visit the links provided on our website. Any additional information that is required please contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Jeremy Akers (akersjd@jmu.edu). Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to speaking with you! Go Dukes!

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