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Master of Science in Dietetics (Great Plains IDEA)
The dietetics master's degree program is for registered dietitians or individuals who are registration-eligible.
Students in this program will learn:
Cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management and wellness to enhance dietetics practice
New research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics
Public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian
How to advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice
This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.
Must hold the credential of Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Or hold credentials offered by the following foreign regulatory boards:
Dietitians of Canada (DC)
Dutch Association of Dietitians/Ministry of Welfare, Public Health and Culture (NVD)
Philippine Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI)
Health Professions Council (HCPC) United Kingdom
CDR registration card or other official documentation
Official transcripts for all college coursework
Accredited bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (or alternately, a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of coursework in the undergraduate degree)
Three completed recommendation forms
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
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