Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition
Rutgers University

Program Details

The online Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition program emphasizes interprofessional collaboration and evidence-based practice in nutrition and dietetics, providing students with expert-level knowledge and skills, critical thinking proficiency, and aptitude in scientific inquiry to foster the development of innovative, autonomous, advanced dietetics practitioners and researchers.  The curriculum prepares students to be able to design, conduct, and analyze clinical outcomes research in diverse settings; to publish scientifically sound research and other peer reviewed papers; and develops experts in evidence-based nutrition practice using clinical reasoning and scientific inquiry.  Graduates are prepared for expanded roles in health promotion, disease prevention, and intervention for a multi-cultural society.

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Rutgers University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.4 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Required to travel to the Newark, New Jersey campus approximately twice during the program
  • Must have at least three years of professional experience as a clinical RDN