University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Dietetics (Master of Science)


The Master of Science in Dietetics (MSD) Program at the University of Vermont provides a graduate degree in dietetics coordinated with supervised practice where planned learning experiences result in the application of knowledge, understanding, and theory to real-life situations. The program provides a community health and nutrition emphasis area. The MSD provides coursework in clinical, community, and management practice, ethics, statistics, research, and public and community health administration. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will receive a verification statement of eligibility to write the national registration examination to become a Registered Dietitian.

The Master of Science in Dietetics Program at the University of Vermont is currently granted Provisional Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetics Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899 0040 ext. 5400.

The program is a two-year or three-year Master of Science in Dietetics Program that includes a non-thesis evidence based research project. Students will take graduate level courses throughout the University of Vermont as well as advanced nutrition courses offered by the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Please see program mission, goals, and outcome measures as well as additional information available on the Dietetics Program Link out of catalogue site. pdf.

The MSD has affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC); many community hospitals; long-term care facilities; and public health, community health and advocacy, and food service organizations in Vermont for supervised practice experiences. Students will be required to comply with all prerequisites for placements in the affiliations. Students are also required to carry professional liability insurance and to provide their own transportation to all sites.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Master of Science in Dietetics

Minimum GPA of 3.0 in college level courses with an overall science GPA of 2.5 in required courses with no required science grade less that 2.0. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam, general (aptitude) portion. Specific prerequisite admission requirements for the two-year and three-year programs are provided at the Dietetics Program Link out of catalogue site. pdf. The application deadline is December 15th of each year.

Minimum Degree Requirements for the Master of Science in Dietetics

Satisfactory completion of thirty credits of graduate level courses including research methods, statistics, evidence-based project, ethics, and dietetics practice in addition to all supervised practice requirements.



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