Clinical Assistant ProfessorDirector of Didactic Program in Dietetics
Clinical ProfessorDirector, UNH Dietetic Internship Program
Clinical Associate Professor
Principal LecturerProgram Coordinator - Nutrition, UNH-In-Italy Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
Nutritional Sciences M.S.
The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems offers three graduate programs in nutrition. Please see below for additional details on each program.
The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences combined with Dietetic Internship (MSDI) at the University of New Hampshire is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The next program review is scheduled for Fall 2019. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Dept of Education.
ACEND's phone number is: +1 (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
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Master of Science - Thesis Option
In this program students gain a comprehensive understanding of nutritional science through their coursework and engagement in research. Emphasis is placed on active participation in original hypothesis-driven research of publishable quality. The program is for students who anticipate a professional career involving research or discovery, with a strong background in the basic biology and chemistry of nutrition. This degree may be most appropriate for students who expect to pursue further advanced study, e.g., additional graduate studies or professional school, after graduation.
Admission Requirements: Students applying for the program will be expected to present recent scores (within five years) from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a strong undergraduate background that includes a science foundation appropriate for advanced study in nutritional sciences.
Master of Science - Combined M.S. with Dietetic Internship Option
The Master of Science with Dietetic Internship (MSDI) option is designed as a 21-month program, with over 50 credits and 1,400 practicum-based hours of experiential learning. Practicum sites will build entry-level food system, research and nutrition care skills. Examples of affiliated sites include hospitals, public schools, food service, campus, and Cooperative Extension offices. The MSDI program is designed to meet over 45 practicum-based competencies specified by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon successful completion, students will be issued a Dietetic Internship (DI) verification statement. This verification statement allows graduates to take the national Registered Dietitian (RD) exam. The RD professional designation allows dietetics professionals to work in a variety of clinical and community settings.
Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA which must be maintained throughout the first year of the program. Student will be expected to present recent scores (within five years) from the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
In order to be considered for admission, students applying for the MSDI program will need to have been enrolled in an accredited undergraduate dietetics program that meets the requirements of the ACEND. Students may apply if they have already completed their undergraduate course work and have already been issued an ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement by their higher education institution, or they are in the process of completing. If an applicant is currently enrolled in an undergraduate dietetics program, they will submit a Declaration of Intent that identifies the required remaining courses. In this latter case, a conditional acceptance to the MSDI may be awarded with the understanding that students need to submit the completed ACEND DPD verification statement once issued.
In addition to the UNH Graduate School application, the MSDI requires applications to use the online Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS) (portal.dicas.org). The application must be completed for The University of New Hampshire program by the national due date (typically mid-February). Students also need to set up an account with the national match service (i.e. D&D Digital Systems).
MSDI applicants and participants will be required to provide satisfactory and ongoing documentation of health insurance, liability coverage, criminal background checks, drug screens, vaccinations and medical records to meet site specific contractual agreements between UNH and our mentoring partners.
Master of Science - Accelerated B.S./M.S. Option
The accelerated BS/MS is designed for UNH undergraduates who have a demonstrated capacity to engage in upper-level course work and desire hands-on practice and research training for an advanced degree. The M.S. in Nutritional Sciences requires a minimum of 35 credits. Qualified students may complete up to 12 credits at the 800-level during their senior year, earning dual credit toward their B.S. and M.S. degrees. During the fifth year (Sept-May), enrolled students will complete a minimum of 23 additional credits toward the program requirements.
Graduates of the UNH Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutritional Sciences will be valued in the marketplace as they will have a demonstrated capacity to engage in critical and systems thinking, convey and apply nutrition concepts in clinical, research and community settings, work as individuals and in teams, and identify strategies for lifelong learning.
Admission Requirements: UNH students who apply to the BS/MS program must have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Students must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA.
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