Weekend Program Overview
The weekend program is designed to meet the rigorous schedule of the working individual.
Classes are held on the Bridgeport campus, only one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), for 28 consecutive months, or up to five years from the first course date if the student chooses.
The program is full-time, constitutes six terms with two courses being offered each term (fall, spring, summer).
The 12 required courses of the core curriculum can be completed in 28 months with a comprehensive exam given 3-4 months after all coursework is satisfactorily completed, if the student takes 2 courses per term/3 terms per year.
The program supports the acquisition, utilization, and application of nutrition principles in clinical situations.
Coursework is designed to assist the student in gaining proficiency in counseling clients/patients in alternative and complementary nutritional therapies.
In addition, the program provides an opportunity for medical, chiropractic, and other healthcare providers to expand their practice through knowledge gained from graduate studies in nutrition.
Comprehensive Final Exam
Following completion of the core curriculum, all online students are required to complete a one-day Comprehensive Examination. The exam is held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the summer, on the main campus in Bridgeport, Conn. Travel expenses are the student’s responsibility.
Licensure or certification is available through several individual states or national nutritional organizations. For those considering a diplomate versus an MS degree, it is important to note that certifications and diplomats represent professional recognition. It does not authorize or license an individual to practice, which is a state regulatory function.
The program is a graduate-level program and is NOT designed to lead to the registered dietician (R.D.) designation.
The program provides its graduates with a foundation for entering Ph.D. and DHSc programs in health science.
Bridgeport University’s Continuing Education Department offers post-graduate seminars to expand students’ and alumni knowledge by providing education on advancing research in clinical nutrition.
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