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Benedictine University offers an online Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness designed especially for registered dietitians (RD) and others with a bachelor’s in a life or physical science. Taking just one class at a time, you can complete this unique curriculum in 2 to 2½ years. This advanced degree combines nutrition science and wellness programming in a single online program. It allows you to build on existing knowledge and experience and retool for new career opportunities in an ever-evolving work environment.
This program offers a multi-dimensional study of health that allows you to build on your foundation in nutrition and health risk assessment, motivation, intervention and evaluation and learn advanced clinical skills and community-based applications. Among other things, you will study in detail macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism, the role of functional foods and phytochemicals in various disease conditions and the application of interventions in clinical, wellness and public health settings.
The online Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness will open your eyes to the newest practices and prepare you to bring a deeper, more sophisticated level of nutritional care to your patients and clients and to plan and implement community-based educational programs. Through the research component of the program, you will gain confidence in research techniques and learn to evaluate outcomes of your own work. You will learn to analyze data and make evidenced-based decisions.
Choose a concentration in either Health Education or Nutrition Entrepreneurship. The
Health Education concentration prepares you to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). The
Nutrition Entrepreneurship concentration prepares you to establish, expand and manage a nutrition and food-related business.
Benedictine University’s online Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness is the only program of its kind. From understanding the effect of cultural and environmental factors on health to a research-based review of the prevalence of obesity, this program provides a depth of knowledge and application to real-world health education that is unparalleled.
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