Program Overview

Help Others Learn to Make Healthy Choices
Be a nutritional advocate with an online Master of Science in Nutrition Education. Leave a legacy within your community! The online Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition Education from American University gives you the advanced knowledge and skills to help positively affect the lives of others through nutritional awareness, community programs and ongoing education. The curriculum combines nutrition science and behavioral change, and includes:

  • Nutrition and nutrition education interventions
  • Biological, psychological, development of the human being
  • Professional responsibilities and skills as a nutrition educator

Graduates obtain advanced credentials to help secure a position in a variety of settings, including health care and education.

Continue on Your Path for Certification
This program provides a stepping stone to the Certified Nutrition Specialist® ™ credential. Additional coursework in clinical nutrition, bio/life sciences, and biochemistry, beyond what is included in this program, as well as supervised practice experience, are necessary for CNS® eligibility.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Requirements

    A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work is recommended. Resume. Statement of purpose. Phone Interview. Two letters of recommendation. Transcripts. GRE waivers are eligible for students who obtained a 3.5 or above in your last 60 credit hours of undergrad, or a 3.2 or above in a previous Master’s degree.

    School Overview

    At American University, smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus their knowledge to create meaningful change. The University's strengths in international service and public affairs inspire a sense of social responsibility and a dedication to cultural and intellectual diversity; and is defined by a global perspective, practical idealism and a dedication to public service.

    American University is a private, college-centered research university located in the nation’s capital. It was chartered by the United States Congress in 1893 to build public service, and is now home to a prestigious faculty, guest speakers and visiting world leaders who are influential practitioners and prominent thought leaders.

    Join us in creating new opportunities for yourself while you help create a better world. Become part of the network of ambitious achievers, compassionate leaders and socially aware citizens at American University. 

    Online Student Experience
    American University online programs are delivered through a format that’s convenient, flexible and portable. Like on-campus, students talk about their coursework and current issues with classmates, ask instructors questions and turn in assignments, but it’s all done via email, discussion boards, instant messaging and more.

    Online courses at American University are as rigorous and challenging as their on-campus counterparts, and taught by the same connected faculty members, influential guest speakers and prominent lecturers. Interaction and communication with instructors and fellow students are essential components of the programs and academic success. 

    Online students have access to many support resources including new student orientation, a 24x7 help desk for technical issues, a student services coordinator, financial aid advisers and more.

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