Demand for social workers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. If you’re interested in a career in social work, a Master of Social Work could expand your job opportunities and help you get into a specific field. With opportunities in so many different settings — schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, government agencies, and more — an MSW can expand your horizons.
Our Online Master of Social Work program brings the combined decades of expertise and legacy of Adelphi’s leading social work school to a flexible curriculum designed for working professionals. While the program is primarily delivered online, we include two annual on-campus experiences due to the importance of building relationships in the social work field. Many students tell us that the on-campus training is a highlight of their education.
We are incredibly proud of our ability to deliver the personalized attention of an in-person education to the online classroom. Our graduates complete the program prepared to become Licensed Master Social Workers and begin rewarding careers.
Adelphi University Selected as One of the Best Online Colleges in New York for 2018
In the latest rankings from BestColleges.com, Adelphi University was named one of the best online institutions of higher education in New York. Adelphi placed in the top 20 on the website’s list of Accredited Online Colleges in New York and among the top 10 for the state’s Most Affordable Online Colleges.
This recognition reflects our commitment to providing nationally accredited and academically challenging online programs with the flexibility to fit into the schedules of busy professionals.
New York’s Best Online Colleges and Universities
BestColleges.com rates schools on a 100-point scale, drawing on data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator, both of which are maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. To be considered for statewide rankings, a school must be an accredited, not-for-profit institution that offers at least one online bachelor’s degree program. The rankings include factors such as:
Academic quality, based on admission rates, enrollment, retention and graduation in six years or fewer
Affordability, based on the average total price of attendance and the percentage of enrolled students receiving federal loans
Online programming, based on how many online programs the school offers and the percentage of enrolled students who take courses online
Beyond the raw numbers, BestColleges.com noted that our staff and faculty stand out for their commitment to supporting online students at every point in their education:
“Throughout their academic career, students can lean on the university when they need support in planning their futures, bettering their writing skills, finding internships, preparing for the job search, and transitioning to the life of a graduate.”
Programs from the College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work are available online for professionals who work in or want to enter the health and wellness fields. The online Master of Social Work incorporates opportunities to gain real-world experience and prepares graduates for state licensure. Students who complete an online Master of Science in Nutrition learn how to promote healthier eating through research, education, policy and advocacy.
Students who want to make an impact through education have several options for developing advanced skills. A graduate degree in Educational Technology readies educators to implement powerful methods for engaging learners. Art Education master’s students help young people discover their own creativity by participating in hands-on fieldwork. A Certificate in English to Spanish Translation Studies brings graduates experience in putting their bilingual skills to work with texts ranging from literary works to legal documents. Educators who are passionate about helping people with autism disorders can build their expertise by earning an advanced certificate online.
Adelphi University is proud to offer the best online higher education programs in New York by connecting students with a cutting-edge, flexible education that fits into their schedules while helping them build their careers. Using state-of-the-art technology, the highly knowledgeable faculty deliver classes that meet the same high standards as traditional courses. Our small classes and individualized support allow us to provide personalized attention and help students excel in our programs and beyond.
Careers with an MS in Nutrition
As most people are aware, many major health problems can be linked to poor nutrition, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, tooth decay, and osteoporosis. And, these problems aren’t limited to a small number of people: According to the CDC, about half of all American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases, many of which are related to poor eating habits.
Because of these health risks, it’s no surprise that individuals often turn to nutritionists and dietitians to help improve their nutrition and wellness. Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is expected to grow 15% by 2026, which is much faster than the national average for all occupations (7%).
If you’re currently employed in heathcare or a health-related field and are interested in careers in food and nutrition or nutrition and dietetics, you may consider earning a master’s degree in nutrition to better position yourself for a role in this quickly growing field, and to gain a deeper knowledge of the complex relationship between nutrition, community, and health.
What Can You Do with a Master’s in Nutrition?
A master’s in nutrition can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. Below are examples of popular nutrition and wellness career paths and their associated salaries.
Dietitian Salary and Career Information
Dietitians offer health advice and develop personalized nutritional plans for anyone who may need guidance, including individuals with medical conditions that require a certain diet, people who want to lose weight, or those training for their career or a special event. It is important to note that these professionals may only refer to themselves as Registered Dietitians (RDs) once they have earned the RD credential from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), which includes completing a dietetic internship and passing the dietetic registration exam. Even current RDs may strongly consider earning a master’s degree in nutrition, as the CDR will soon require a master’s degree to continue practicing.
Where they work: Hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, schools, private practice, businesses, academia
Nutritionists often perform the same work as registered dieticians, but they are not registered with the CDR and in most cases may not work in hospitals or clinics. However, many states still have strict requirements for those offering nutrition counseling. Because many nutritionists are self-employed, they often have the freedom to choose their own clients and set their own work hours. Nutritionists may also be health consultants for businesses or work as sports nutritionists for collegiate or professional teams. Some nutritionists even supplement their income by writing for health publications or contributing to other media outlets.
Where they work: Private practice, corporate wellness organizations, fitness clubs, nutrition and wellness retail stores, community programs, sports teams
Given how much food and drugs impact our daily lives—and how strictly they must be regulated—there are myriad opportunities for nutrition professionals in business or industry roles including research, quality control, sales, marketing, and public relations. Researchers, for example, may conduct studies to ensure pharmaceuticals and foods are safe for consumers and meet regulations while quality control professionals may oversee the safety and quality of goods from production to distribution.
Where they work: Food and beverage companies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, food service vendors, health product distributors
While dietitians and nutritionists may work in the public health sector, there are many other opportunities available to nutrition professionals in hospitals, medical associations, and public health departments at the city, county, and state levels. Depending on the position, these professionals may conduct research to advance scientific knowledge of nutrition and dietetics, as well as promote good health and disease prevention.
Where they work: Hospitals, government and non-government organizations, public health organizations, medical associations, research laboratories
Many nutrition professionals have a passion for sharing their knowledge and expertise to make an impact on a wider number of people than they would as a private practitioner. These nutrition educators promote good health by creating and implementing nutrtition education services for hospital patients, home care patients, outpatients, and other groups of people in their community. Other nutrition educators may decide to teach the next generation of nutritionists and dietitians at the community college level. While most four-year universities require a Ph.D., many community colleges and junior colleges allow qualified individuals with a master’s degree to conduct research and develop and teach a range of nutrition courses.
Where they work: Hospitals, long-term care facilities, K-12 schools, community colleges, junior colleges
No matter which nutritional career path interests you, the online M.S. in Nutrition can help you achieve your goals by providing a streamlined curriculum concentrating on the skills and knowledge that both reflect the latest nutrition science research and align with current career opportunities. The program is geared toward busy working professionals in health or health-related fields who want to expand their knowledge so that they can more effectively help others and/or earn a professional credential that is required for employment or career advancement.