Nutrition Education - School Nutrition Specialist, M.Ed. | Part time online | Framingham State University | United States
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Nutrition Education - School Nutrition Specialist

12 months
1360 USD/module
1360 USD/module
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The Nutrition Education - School Nutrition Specialist program at Framingham State University combines the advanced study of education, applied nutrition and nutrition education with the development of knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to provide school nutrition services.


The Nutrition Education - School Nutrition Specialist program at Framingham State University is designed for those who wish to fulfill the academic and internship requirements to become a School Nutrition Specialist (SNS). Through this internship student interns will:

  • Prepare to assume district level/supervisory positions in school nutrition.
  • Understand and assess the nutritional needs of diverse populations, especially of school-aged children at risk and of limited income.
  • Provide an environment in which interns can appreciate and perform the variety of tasks required for operating successful school foodservice programs.
  • Prepare to communicate effectively in interactions with other professionals and stakeholders.
  • Be prepared to sit for the national Nutrition Specialist Credentialing Exam.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop effective nutrition education curriculum for a variety of audiences.
  • Integrate current science-based nutrition issues into food, nutrition, and wellness policies.
  • Design and interpret nutrition education research.
  • Select and utilize appropriate technology for nutrition education and foodservice operations.
  • Perform the variety of responsibilities for operating successful school nutrition programs.
  • Complete the eligibility requirements to sit for the School Nutrition Association’s School Nutrition Specialists Credentialing Exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Human Development
  • Research Methods in Nutrition
  • Nutrition Education Programs and Curricula I: Design
  • Contemporary Nutrition Issues for Educators
  • Leadership in Excellence in School Nutrition
  • Seminar and Practicum in School Nutrition

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online admission application
  • $50.00 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field includes: food and nutrition, hospitality, education (physical, health, consumer sciences, biology), and nursing. Students with other degrees will be reviewed in the application process
  • An official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • QPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale including acceptable grades in science courses
  • Applicants who do not fulfill the QPA requirement but have a minimum quality point average of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale will be considered for admission after they complete two prerequisite courses at Framingham State University
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Applicants must submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans.
  • Personal or phone interview required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1360 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1360 USD per module during 12 months.
  • National

    1360 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1360 USD per module during 12 months.
    • fees per course
    • international: $1,350 per semester in addition to course cost


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