The M.S. degree for graduates of a bachelor-level didactic program in dietetics (DPD) is specifically designed for those who choose not to pursue a standard dietetic internship, but who wish to complete a coordinated master's degree and supervised practice experience, establishing eligibility for writing the registration examination for dietitians. This curriculum builds upon didactic coursework in nutrition and dietetics, culminating with an M.S. degree and a verification statement covering both didactic and supervised practice requirements.
By the end of this program, the graduate should be able to:
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:
|AHCJ 305||Infectious Disease and the Health-Care Provider||1|
|AHCJ 407||Financial Management||2|
|DTCS 305||Professional Issues in Nutrition and Dietetics||1|
|AHCJ 5191||Graduate Wholeness Portfolio||1|
|AHCJ 548||Human Resource Management in the Health-Care Environment||3|
|AHRM 571||Statistics and Research for Health Professionals I||3|
|AHRM 572||Statistics and Research for Health Professionals II||3|
|AHRM 604||Research-Proposal Writing||3|
|DTCS 506||Professional Seminar in Nutrition and Dietetics||1|
|DTCS 526||Pharmacology in Medical Nutrition Therapy||2|
|DTCS 545||Nutrition Care Management||4|
|DTCS 546||Introduction to Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy||3|
|DTCS 554||Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy||3|
|DTCS 574||Advanced Food Systems Management||3|
|DTCS 576||Exercise Physiology in Medical Nutrition Therapy||3|
|EPDM 509||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|NUTR 506||Nutritional Metabolism||3|
|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|
|Elective: Any graduate course approved by advisor||4|
|RELE 5____ Graduate-level ethics course||3|
Affiliation and practicum units are required in addition to the didactic units listed above.
|Affiliation and practicum|
|DTCS 778||Clinical Nutrition Affiliation (6, 12)||12|
|DTCS 795||Nutrition and Dietetics Graduate Practicum||12|
Register three times to fulfill unit requirement. Course fulfills service learning requirement.
Comprehensive Examination is designed to establish that the student has a broad understanding of nutrition and dietetics, statistics, and basic research methodology. The written comprehensive examination will be administered after students have successfully completed the majority of required courses. The comprehensive examination will typically occur during the spring quarter of the student’s second year in the MS program.
Two (2) years (seven  academic quarters) at LLU — based on full-time enrollment.