Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in Clinical Dietetics (M.S.C.D.) program is an innovative program taught by nationally recognized faculty. Graduate classes for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists (RDN) will be available in Fall 2016 with curriculum especially designed for the working professional. The Coordinated Graduate Program in Clinical Dietetics for students wishing to attain eligibility for the national registration examination, is preparing for the accreditation process. Both tracks in the M.S.C.D are part of Grand Valley's Department of Public Health and College of Health Professions.
Career OpportunitiesAccording to 2020 EMSI data, job opportunities for dietitians are expected to increase 10% in West Michigan and 9% in Michigan. The median annual wage was $60,382 for dietitians in 2019 but varies by region and job title. Clinical dietetics graduates often hold the following job titles:
- Clinical Dietitians
- Registered Dietitians
- Nutrition Consultants
- Clinical Managers
Programme StructureCourses included:
- Emerging Professional Practice Issues in Clinical Dietetics
- Nutritional Assessment
- Food and Culinary Science
- Supervised Practice: Food Management Systems
- Supervised Practice: Community Nutrition
- Advanced Nutrition Education, Counseling, and Coaching
- Advanced Medical Nutritional Therapy
- Research Methodology in Clinical Dietetics
- Applied Statistics for Health Professions
- Food, Culture and the Health Environment
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Health Management Health Sciences View 2365 other Masters in Health Sciences in United States
In addition to the University requirements for admission, all students seeking a degree through Track A of the Clinical Dietetics, M.S. program must also meet the following requirements:
- Grade point average of 3.0 (B) from all undergraduate coursework or a satisfactory score on the GRE
- Personal statement of career goals and background experiences, including an explanation of how this program will help achieve educational and professional objectives
- Personal interview
- Evaluation of documented community service or work experience in food and nutrition
- Successful completion of all Track A pre-requisite courses
International14000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 24 months.
National 773 $ / credit
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