Online Nutrition Degree Program
Our fully accredited online nutrition degree program consists of 41 credit hours of core curriculum courses identical to the campus program, followed by completion of a comprehensive examination, which is given on campus on a Sunday 3-4 months after the completion of courses.
The exam is offered twice annually, once in spring and once in summer. Online nutrition students will receive their classes via the digital Canvas system and also utilize synchronous learning technology to provide a virtual classroom in selected courses. The program is designed to allow you maximum flexibility to complete your coursework during the week. Work is due weekly at specified times in all courses.
The online Master’s in Nutrition 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.
Licensure or certification is available through several individual states or national nutritional organizations.
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 nutrition or health science.
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.
The University’s Continuing Education Department offers post-graduate seminars to expand students’ and alumni knowledge by providing education on advancing research in clinical nutrition.