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MS, Nutrition and Dietetics: Clinical Nutrition (40 Credits)

40-Credit MS Curriculum and Requirements

This curriculum provides advanced academic training leading to an MS degree for students who also seek the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential. 

NOTES:

  1. No NUTR-GE, FOOD-GE, or PUHE-GE courses may be taken pass/fail.
  2. You must take all 40 credits at NYU to receive an NYU degree. We do not allow graduate transfer credits from other colleges.
  3. Not all courses listed are offered every semester. Classes run if enrollment is sufficient.
  4. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may be taken only after you have completed NUTR-GE 2190 Research Methods. Please consult with your academic adviser for additional information about course sequencing.
  5. A GPA of at least 3.0 is required to graduate from the program.

Prerequisites: Didactic Program Dietetics (DPD)

In order to become a Registered Dietitian, you must complete an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Please note: you do not need to complete a DPD before applying to the 40-credit Clinical Nutrition master's.

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Curriculum (40 Credits)

PRE-REQUISITE

DPD verification (or Declaration of Intent) from an ACEND-accredited program. More information about the DPD is available here.

FIRST SEMESTER

All students, including dietetic interns:

Course # Course Title Credits

NUTR-GE 2000

New Graduate Student Seminar (HOND)

0

NUTR-GE 2190

Research Methods (HOND)

3

Total Credits: 3

NYU DIETETIC INTERNSHIP

More information about the NYU Dietetic Internship is available here.

NYU Dietetic Internship 
Course # Course Title Credits

Interns only, or, as electives by students who have completed a different dietetic internship

NUTR-GE 2037

Medical Nutrition Therapy

4

NUTR-GE 2196

Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessment

2

NUTR-GE 2198

Nutrition Counseling Theory and Practice (open to all students who have completed the DPD)

3

Reserved for NYU Interns only

NUTR-GE 2146

Clinical Practice in Dietetics I

3

NUTR-GE 2147

Clinical Practice in Dietetics II

3

DIETETIC INTERNSHIP ELSEWHERE: Discuss with adviser how MS requirements can be reduced from 40 to 34 credits

NO DIETETIC INTERNSHIP: Must take 1-3 credits of NUTR-GE 2077 Field Experience

Total Credits: 15

NUTRITION SCIENCE
Nutrition Science 
Course # Course Title Credits

NUTR-GE 2139

Advanced Nutrition: Protein, Fats, and Carbohydrates

3

NUTR-GE 2144

Advanced Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals

3

Total Credits: 6

ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION – two required:
Advanced Clinical Nutrition 
Course # Course Title Credits

NUTR-GE 2041

Pediatric Nutrition

3

*NUTR-GE 2043

Critical Care Nutrition (Strongly suggested during or after completion of an AND-accredited Dietetic Internship)

3

NUTR-GE 2045

Sports Nutrition

3

NUTR-GE 2194

Weight Management

3

NUTR-GE 2220

Nutrition in Aging

3

NUTR-GE 2222

Nutritional Aspects of Eating Disorders

3

Total Credits: 3

ELECTIVES: Graduate level courses

Chosen by advisement from other categories, programs, and schools.  Only 2000-level courses are considered graduate level.  Please check Department or University schedules for course offerings each semester.

CULMINATING EXPERIENCE: Choose one

Research Applications may be taken only after completion of all required courses which includes: Research Methods, both nutrition science courses and two advanced clinical nutrition courses. It is strongly recommended that Research Applications be taken in the final semester of the program.

1 required 3-credit class: 

NUTR-GE 2061 Research Applications (3) or

NUTR-GE 2063 Research Apprenticeship (3) by departmental permission

TOTAL CREDITS: 40

A map of the curriculum sequence is available here.