“Our program is innovative through its focus on community nutrition. We want our graduates to have the tools and knowledge to advocate for health equity by working towards decreasing health disparities.”
— Rachel Taniey, PhD, RD, CDN, Assistant Professor and Program Director
The online Master of Science in Nutrition offered by the Adelphi University College of Education and Health Sciences provides you with the scientific knowledge and educational credential you need to effectively promote health, prevent disease and advance your career.
To help you maximize your educational investment, we offer a streamlined curriculum concentrating on competencies that both reflect the latest nutrition science research and align with current professional opportunities. Our fast-paced, flexible, 100 percent online MS in Nutrition program helps you balance all your obligations and quickly prepares you for diverse opportunities in an expanding field.
In addition to building essential skills for your nutrition career, graduate education is becoming more important for careers that require licensure. As of January 1, 2024, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will require those eligible for the Registration Examination for Dietitians to hold a master’s degree.
Though this requirement won’t affect the certification of currently registered dietitians, the trend of postsecondary education is becoming a norm in nutrition. Earning an MS in Nutrition can provide skills to increase your hireability to potential employers or advancement within your current organization. More than that, for RDs and non RDs alike, our program gives students a unique insight into community-based nutrition, and provides them with the skills needed to serve people with a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.
Through project-based learning and optional experiential opportunities, our students are able to develop a deeper comprehension of many health concerns including diabetes, obesity, nutrition education and food insecurity as well as the ways that public policies impact nutritional health on a community scale.
We also recognize how important it is for healthcare professionals to be able to understand and explain research to their patients and clients. Because of this, we give many opportunities for students to synthesize articles and think critically about how to convey the information they’ve learned in an accessible way.
Factors driving market demand for advanced nutrition expertise include:
To apply to our online MS in Nutrition program, students should have:
*Students who feel they are lacking the necessary prerequisites are encouraged to work with a graduate enrollment counselor to gain provisional acceptance into the program.
For more information about the admission process, go to our admission page.
Whether you are a current RD who is looking to build upon your knowledge or an aspiring nutrition professional who is eager to gain hands-on experience, our MS in Nutrition gives you the skills to advocate for health equity by decreasing health disparities in a community. A master’s in nutrition can also provide you with the knowledge and expertise to explore new career opportunities, increase earning potential and make a difference in a community’s health.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered dietitians earn an annual average income of $63,090 in a variety of clinical or community nutrition positions.
Our graduates assume roles as researchers, educators, administrators, advocates and private practitioners in a broad range of settings that include:
To learn more about Adelphi University’s online Master of Science in Nutrition and download a brochure, fill out the fields below or call us at 888.252.4110 to talk with one of our enrollment counselors.
The MS in Nutrition online program appeals to individuals from a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds who are passionate about helping individuals and communities increase their overall nutritional health.
This program is an excellent fit if you’re someone who wants to develop an expertise in nutrition science and research, and who is passionate about lowering the barriers between individuals and their ability to make healthy choices for themselves.
It is geared to busy working professionals in health or health-related fields who want to expand their knowledge so they can more effectively help others and/or earn a professional credential that is required for employment or career advancement.
Prospective students typically are well-informed about nutrition, but seek evidence-based knowledge and insights from experts. They recognize that earning a master’s degree is the optimal path for acquiring advanced nutrition expertise. Our students include:
Adelphi’s College of Education and Health Sciences is committed to excellence in education and providing opportunities for professional growth by creating authentic academic and field experiences, cultivating respect for the diverse population we serve, embracing ethical practices, and preparing our students to become reflective change agents through research, collaboration and leadership.
Our educational philosophy stresses the value of learning through meaningful activity and reflection within a community of scholars and educators. We recognize learning as a socio-cultural dynamic and as such, our classes are framed within the cultural, historical, and material contexts of the diverse populations we serve. Our philosophy leads to collaborative communities that honor the voices of all and hold the greatest promise for individual as well as collective efficacy.
As lifelong learners themselves, our faculty and administration value creative expression and artistic exploration for personal and professional growth and are committed to recognizing and attending to our students needs through the development of leadership, technological and communication skills.