Nutrition Education (Online), M.Sc. | Part time online | American University Washington DC | United States
20 months
21108 USD/year
21108 USD/year
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At Nutrition Education (Online) from American University Washington DC you can help combat misinformation and empower people in your community and beyond to make healthier food choices and improve their quality of life.


Nutrition Education (Online) from American University Washington DC is a unique graduate program that focuses on the science of nutrition as well as the educational strategies necessary to impact behavior change at the individual, community, and population level.  

Students at Nutrition Education (Online) from American University Washington DC  will:

  • Share their scientific knowledge in nutrition consistent with health recommendations with populations of different ages, genders, and cultures
  • Design and implement nutrition-education programs in corporations, government organizations, schools, and universities
  • Use communication strategies such as social marketing and consumer-friendly health writing to communicate to the public and advocate for nutritional health
  • Design studies and utilize research methods in order to analyze the relationship between nutrition and disease
  • Develop program and intervention skills related to nutrition
  • Understand scientific principles of nutrition with education and program planning for improved health and nutrition behavior

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifecycle Nutrition
  • Nutrition Epidemiology & Research Methods
  • Nutrition Education Methods
  • Nutrition Program Design
  • Health Communication
  • Nutrition for Health
  • Behavior Change in Health Promotion
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Health in the School Environment
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Strategies in Weight Control

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Our application deadline will change depending on which semester you are applying for. Please contact our online admissions staff for a specific timeline.


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.  
  • A 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate work is recommended.
  • A completed graduate application
  • A $55 application Fee
  • Phone Interview with Admissions Advisor
  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation, which may be from former professors as well as current or former employers
  • Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework (If a degree was earned outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluated transcript is required.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10554 USD per semester during 20 months.
  • National

    21108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10554 USD per semester during 20 months.
  • $1708/credit Summer
  • $1759/credit Fall and Spring


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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