The Nutrition Division within the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, offers a fully online Master of Science in Nutrition degree program (36 credits) as well as an Advanced Certificate in Nutrition program (15 credits).
Applications for Fall 2020 admission into the MS in Nutrition are being accepted until July 15, 2020
The Nutrition Division within the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at Renaissance School of Medicine offers
- a fully online Master of Science in Nutrition degree program (36 credits), and
- a fully online Advanced Certificate in Nutrition (15 credits)
In addition to the general course sequence option, concentrations are available in
|Advanced Nutrition Therapy & Critical Care|
|This concentration provides advanced training in nutrition therapy for acute/critical inpatient care. It is most appropriate for registered dietitians seeking to advance their knowledge in the evolving and often controversial area of critical care for both adult and pediatric populations. Note: Admission into this concentration requires submission of a DPD Verification statement.|
|Integrative Nutrition Therapy|
|The growing interest and evidence-base for integrative nutrition therapy warrants a concentration focused on this area. This concentration is appropriate for students interested in applying food and the judicious use of supplements to optimize health and prevent disease progression. Note: Admission into this concentration requires submission of a DPD Verification statement or a transcript showing the successful completion, with a grade of B or better, of a biochemistry course.|
|Sustainable Food Systems & Health|
|This concentration provides a strong background in food systems and policies that impact food access, food quality and sustainability of the food system. It is most appropriate for students interested in developing and evaluating projects and policies that impact land stewardship, food justice and nutrition guidelines for population health.|
Core courses include Macronutrients and Metabolic Regulation, Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice I, Advanced Communication and Counseling, Research Methods in Nutrition, Statistics, and Applications of Nutrition Research Literature.
The program is designed to meet the needs of students of varying backgrounds, including practicing physicians, dietitian/nutritionists and other health care practitioners with strong practical skills, as well as post-baccalaureate students training to be health care providers with more recent basic science training.
*For undergraduate DPD students who will be applying to a dietetic internship, please find more information on the “DI-bound students” tab
*This program does NOT prepare graduates to become a Registered Dietitian.
In order to practice as a Registered Dietitian, completion of an accredited Dietetic Internship program is required. This graduate nutrition program does NOT satisfy ANY of the DPD requirements that would enable you to apply to a Dietetic Internship program or to sit for the RD exam. For more information on becoming a RD or nutritionist, please visit www.eatrightpro.org/resources/career/become-an-rdn-or-dtr or take a look at the file, Becoming-a-Registered-Dietitian.pdf.
* For undergraduate DPD students who will be applying to a dietetic internship, please find more information on the Information for the DI-Bound Student tab.
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