Master’s in Nutrition Online Degree

Advance your career in patient-centered care with a master’s in Nutrition online degree

Clinical nutritionists are experts in evidence-based, patient-centered care — using what they know about nutrition science and its relationship to human biology to provide care for people seeking guidance and support for their overall health. When you earn your master’s in Nutrition online at UB, you’ll develop the skills needed to assess a person’s diet, review medical histories, and work one-on-one to develop appropriate nutrition plans that will help your clients realize their health goals. You’ll advance your skills in providing clinically effective strategies for treating and managing disease through individualized counseling in alternative and complementary medicine. Whether you’re looking to expand your existing practice or change careers entirely, a master’s in clinical Nutrition online degree will give you the skills and experience you need for a meaningful career helping people reach their health goals.

Why earn a master’s in Nutrition online?

Now, more than ever, we need well-versed and clinically trained nutrition professionals to work with people of all backgrounds. As a clinical nutritionist, you may work with clients recovering from illness or injury, those looking to make positive changes in their lives, or even individuals referred to you who may be struggling with their eating habits and need science-backed treatment plans. When you earn your clinical nutrition online degree, you’ll position yourself as a leader in the field. By advancing your education, you’ll demonstrate your dedication to providing evidence-based care to your clients.

Holding a master’s degree shows you’ve deepened your knowledge in nutrition science — giving you more credibility over the course of your career and allowing you to stay up to date on best practices in clinical nutrition. With a master’s in Nutrition online you’ll open yourself up to leadership opportunities and higher earning potential.

UB’s online Nutrition degree program

At University of Bridgeport, you’ll have access to the College of Health Sciences, which features seven schools and 16 programs across healthcare disciplines. Classes are taught by experts in their fields — all of whom hold Ph.D.’s in biochemistry, advanced degrees in nutrition, or are practicing physicians. Their diverse experiences, expertise in the field, and teaching strategies will prepare you for a successful career in clinical nutrition.

We take a functional and holistic approach to nutrition, helping you develop a deeper understanding of the biological and physiological relationship between nutrition and human health. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to counsel your clients and provide them with practical strategies and tools to help them succeed.

The flexibility and support you need

Our online Nutrition degree program offers complete flexibility — allowing you to earn your degree entirely online in as few as 23 months. Even though you complete all your coursework online, you still get the one-on-one attention you deserve in a collaborative environment that will ignite your education. UB’s faculty are experts at facilitating engaging online learning environments where you communicate with your faculty in real-time and work together with your peers Because this is an online program, you’ll benefit from learning with and from classmates from diverse backgrounds and all areas of the country or even the world. This diversity of interests and personalities can’t be found in a traditional on-campus nutrition program.

Prepare for the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) exam

UB’s Master of Science in Human Nutrition is a pathway to the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) certification.* Our program features a unique capstone experience called the Virtual Clini — the first of its kind in the world. In the Virtual Clinic, you’ll work with professional clinicians and faculty members, performing virtual nutrition exams and consultations while gaining clinical management experience — eligible for 200-255 hours of supervised credit toward your CNS credential. During your clinical hours, you’ll gain the hands-on experience you need for a rewarding career as a clinical nutritionist.

*The MS in Human Nutrition program is not designed to lead to a registered dietician (RD) designation.

Reach new career heights

UB’s Nutrition program provides a foundation for earning your Ph.D. or a Doctor of Health Science (DHSc.) degree. Graduates of UB’s master’s in Clinical Nutrition program go on to have rewarding careers in private nutritional practices, functional medicine clinics, community health organizations, and more!

Comprehensive final exam

A comprehensive final exam is required for graduation from the MS in Human Nutrition program. The exam is held three times per year — once in the spring, summer, and fall. The comprehensive final exam is administered online.

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My experience at UB in the Nutrition program was amazing and exceeded all my expectations. Before starting the master’s in Human Nutrition program, I worked as a small business owner. During the program, I received a grant to investigate and research one of my herbal formulas. I received a second grant to work with the faculty at the Bauer Hall Innovation Center to expand my small business. UB helped me use these two grants to advance my business, including introducing online sales. I want to thank the professors at UB, I learned so much from them, and they gave me invaluable opportunities to grow.
Judy Apicella, Graduate

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Find additional information about the Human Nutrition program in the academic catalog.