PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE MASTERS (PSM) IN APPLIED NUTRITION

The Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Applied Nutrition offers students advanced nutritional sciences training and professional skill development through a combination of online coursework and in-person experiential learning opportunities. Advance your career with your choice of two different tracks: the Dietetics Emphasis or the Nutrition & Wellness Emphasis.

PSM in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis

Scientist taking tissue samples from vegetables

Choose the PSM in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis to pursue a career in the field of dietetics as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit the national exam required to earn the RDN credential. This program was designed to be completed in 12 months.
 

LEARN MORE

PSM in Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness Emphasis

Choose the PSM in Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness Emphasis to obtain advanced training in the application of nutrition science to human health and develop valuable professional skills like leadership, writing and communication, and project management. The program is designed to be completed in less than 2 years.

LEARN MORE

APPLY NOW


PSM in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis


The Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis is an ACEND-accredited Future Education Model - Graduate Program. The 12-month program combines online coursework through Arizona Online with supervised experiential learning at community, clinical, and food service sites. In order to become an RDN, graduates must complete the required coursework and supervised experiential learning hours (1000 hours). Following completion of the program, a national exam is required as the final step to earn the RDN credential.

The PSM in Applied Nutrition – Dietetics Emphasis program at the University of Arizona is a nationally accredited Future Education Model – Graduate Program by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL. 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600, email: ACEND@eatright.org. Program outcomes data are available upon request/once available.

The following courses are required to earn the Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis.

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Applicants to the PSM in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • BS or BA from an accredited institution
  • DPD verification statement OR specified pre-requisite coursework 
  • Required pre-requisite coursework with a grade of C or higher:
    • Anatomy/physiology
    • Biochemistry
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy/Clinical Nutrition
    • Food Science
    • Macronutrient Metabolism
    • Food Service Management OR Serv-Safe Certification
  • Recommended pre-requisite coursework:
    • Statistics
    • Community/Public Health Nutrition
    • Counseling/Nutrition Counseling
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA overall in undergraduate degree or over the last 60 units of enrollment
  • Additionally, because the program is delivered exclusively online, the following student characteristics are essential to successfully completing the program:
    • Self-directed, independent learner
    • Able to manage time effectively
    • Effective written and verbal communication
    • Able to utilize a wide range of resources effectively

Domestic Applicants:

  • Summer: TBA

International Applicants*:

  • Summer: TBA

* International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Purpose statement
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Distance track applicants must include in their application Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for clinical, community, and food service preceptors / sites.

* GRE is not required for admission to this program. *


PSM in Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness Emphasis


The Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness Emphasis serves the needs of students, educators, registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), and health professionals interested in obtaining advanced training in the application of nutrition science to human health and developing valuable professional skills (e.g., leadership, writing and communication skills, project management) while gaining hands-on experience in business and the public sector.

Coursework for this 30-unit Master's degree program is offered 100% online through Arizona Online, providing maximum flexibility for students, including working professionals. The program is designed to be completed in less than 2 years.

Unlike existing Master's programs in Nutritional Science, the PSM in Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness Emphasis includes 9 credit hours of graduate-level capstone, during which students will work with a partner organization to complete approximately 270 ours of service that will serve as their graduate capstone project. Students also have the opportunity to complete 6 units of PLUS coursework tailored to their profession and/or professional development goals.

The following courses are required to earn the Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Health Emphasis.

Coming soon!

Courses for the Professional Science Masters cost $650 per unit for Residents and Non-Residents.

Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) may be applied for this program.

Applicants to the PSM in Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness Emphasis program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • BS or BA in Nutrition from an accredited institution OR
  • If undergraduate degree is in a field other than nutrition, coursework in physiology, biochemistry, and nutrition are required for admission
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA overall in undergraduate degree
  • Additionally, because the program is delivered exclusively online, the following student characteristics are essential to successfully completing the program:
    • Self-directed, independent learner
    • Able to manage time effectively
    • Effective written and verbal communication
    • Able to utilize a wide range of resources effectively

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: March 1

International Applicants*:

  • Fall: February 1
  • Spring: August 1
  • Summer: February 1

* International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Purpose statement
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

* GRE is not required for admission to this program.