Earn your Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Our accredited future graduate program in nutrition and dietetics prepares students for evidence-based practice in the field of nutrition. With your Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (M.S.N.D.), you can apply advanced knowledge about food and science in a variety of environments and counsel others in pursuing a healthy diet, improving their health, and fighting disease.

The M.S.N.D. program also prepares students to sit for the national certification exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), a professional title and credential. Starting January 1, 2024, a master’s degree will be required to sit for the credentialing exam.

Who Can Apply?

Students from all backgrounds who wish to pursue a career in nutrition and dietetics can apply for the M.S.N.D. program! Undergraduate students can enroll in our 3+2 program, completing three years of bachelor’s degree studies in exercise science and two years of graduate degree studies. In doing so, students can earn their M.S.N.D. faster and at a more affordable cost than other traditional programs. Post-graduate students or professionals seeking their master’s degree can come from any background and be admitted to the program; however, students may need to complete a series of pre-requisite classes prior to entry.

We seek students with the desire to study a rigorous, competency-based, student-centered curriculum, develop into qualified and competent entry-level RDNs, and who are motivated to translate nutrition science for all populations.

Built for Flexibility

Our completely online program emphasizes critical thinking and uses interactive technology to engage you in the learning process. We have designed this program to provide flexibility and convenience for students to learn from our faculty on their own schedule.

Outcomes for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

RDNs can work in a variety of environments, including clinical settings, public health clinics, fitness centers, nursing homes, universities, private practice, and more. Salaries for RDNs average $62,000 per year and the outlook for these positions is growing faster than average.

Accreditation Status

King’s College’s M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics Future Graduate Program has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND*) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext 5400. Visit the ACEND webpage here.

Contact Dr. Diane M. DellaValle, dianedellavalle@kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5444 for more information.

*The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics. These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.

This is an online program. There is no in-residence or on-campus requirement. *Outcome data for our FG Program will be available upon request.