Nutrition and Dietetics (Prior RD) — MS
This is a one-year (4 quarters) program and begins every Summer Quarter. A research project requirement is included in the curriculum.
Opportunities for a registered dietitian who has completed a master's degree are enhanced by the additional education at the graduate level. By 2024, a master's degree will be required for entry-level employment.
The curriculum is identical to that of the third year of the Nutrition and Dietetics—B.S. and M.S. Coordinated Program in dietetics.
Admission is based on a selective process. In addition to Loma Linda University and School of Allied Health Professions admissions requirements, the applicant must also complete the following requirements:
- Be a registered dietitian
- Have a 3.0 or above G.P.A.
- Complete an interview (by phone or in person)
|AHCJ 548||Human Resource Management in the Health-Care Environment||3|
|AHRM 604||Research-Proposal Writing||3|
|DTCS 526||Pharmacology in Medical Nutrition Therapy||2|
|DTCS 584||Contemporary Issues in the Dietetic Profession||4|
|DTCS 589||Capstone Course in Nutrition and Dietetics||3|
|EPDM 509||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|NUTR 504||Nutritional Metabolism||5|
|NUTR 510||Advanced Public Health Nutrition||3|
|NUTR 517||Advanced Nutrition I: Carbohydrates and Lipids||4|
|NUTR 518||Advanced Nutrition II: Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals||4|
|NUTR 564||Contemporary Issues of Vegetarian Diets||2|
|Elective: Any graduate-level course approved by advisor||3|
Normal time to complete the program
1 year (4 academic quarters) at LLU based on full-time enrollment. Part time permitted.