Program Overview

University of Saint Joseph offers students a comprehensive program incorporating core liberal arts requirements and basic science requirements for the first two years. Junior and senior years are professionally oriented to focus on Nutrition courses and include hands-on clinical experience. The Dietetic Internship Program is fully accredited by the American Dietetic Association.

The online program can contribute to an individualized professional development plan tailored to the student's particular needs and areas of interest. The program is specifically designed to enhance and update the knowledge of nutrition or dietetics professionals who already have a background in the field. The degree can be customized to provide those who have a science background to become versed in the science of Nutrition.

This 30-credit, science-based curriculum includes the study of health promotion, nutrition through life's stages, and the latest research on nutrition-related diseases. Students will design their own curriculum in collaboration with the program director to make their coursework particularly relevant to them and their own professional goals.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    The admission requirement includes a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and a degree in Nutrition (or a closely related field) from a regionally accredited institution. The following three courses must be taken with a grade of B or better for admission consideration: Basic Nutrition, Biochemistry, Physiology

    School Overview

    The private, not-for-profit University of Saint Joseph enrolls more than 2,500 students, most of whom are female; women make up 99 percent of the student body. The Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut founded the first women’s liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut in 1932. Since its beginning, the school has retained its Roman Catholic principles educating students in the fields of education, nursing, human services, the humanities, and the sciences. The University of Saint Joseph states a Roman Catholic mission that “provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population while maintaining a strong commitment to developing the potential of women,” in addition to “promot[ing] the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.”

    Saint Joseph offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, housed in the following schools:

    • School of Education
    • School of Graduate and Professional Studies
    • School of Health & Natural Sciences
    • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
    • School of Pharmacy

    Online programs at the University of Saint John include several graduate degrees. Courses are asynchronous and students can enroll in the online programs at any time.


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