The M.S. in Dietetics program prepares registered dietitians to practice at an advanced level or pursue doctoral study. The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance program in Dietetics provides opportunities for registered dietitians and registration-eligible dietetic graduates to integrate and apply principles from the biomedical sciences, human behavior, and management to design and lead effective food and nutrition programs in a variety of settings. This program is fully online (https://www.ndsu.edu/hnes/graduate_programs/dietetics_on_line/).
In a multi-institution degree program, students (must be registered dietitians or registration-eligible dietetic graduates):
- Apply and are admitted to one university;
- Enroll in all courses at that university; and
- Graduate or receive a certificate from that university.
Students will be required to complete thirty-six credit hours and the following requirements:
- All core courses (9 credits)
- An additional 21 credits selected from the list of electives
- A thesis (6 credits) or 3 credits of additional electives + a comprehensive paper (plan B) or 6 credits of additional electives (Plan C).
- The student’s schedule of courses must be approved by his/her faculty adviser and graduate committee and the Graduate School.
|Introduction to Research Design and Methods in HNES
|Current Issues & Trends in Dietetics Practice
|Electives (Plan A - 18 credits, Plan C - 24 credits)
|Cost Controls in Hospitality and Food Service Systems
|Entrepreneurship in Dietetics
|Community Health and Nutrition Education
|Physical Health, Wellness, Nutrition and Active Aging
|Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
|Public Health Nutrition
|Nutrition in Wellness
|Grant Writing for the Health Professional
|Fundamentals of Leadership
|Foodservice Operation Management
|Food Writing for Professionals
|Foodservice Systems within Healthcare
|Maternal and Child Nutrition
|Nutrition: A Focus on Life Stages
|Obesity Across the Lifespan
|Dietary and Herbal Supplements
|Nutrition and Health Disparities
|Understanding Food Culture
|Advanced Human Nutrition: Macronutrients
|Metabolism of Micronutrients
|Nutrigenomics and Advanced Lipid Metabolism in Human Nutrition
|Pediatric Clinical Nutrition
|Nutritional Aspects of Oncology
|Clinical Aspects of Nutrition Support
|Nutrition and Immunology
|Research (Plan A only)
Elizabeth Hilliard, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University, 2018
Research Interests: Maternal and Child Nutrition. Community Health
Yeong Rhee, Ph.D.
Oklahoma State University, 1999
Research Interests: Chronic Disease Prevention, Immune Function, Functional Foods, Microbiome
Sherri Nordstrom Stastny, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University, 2007
Research Interests: Macronutrients for Health Aging