Family and Consumer Sciences

MA/MS Nutrition and Dietetics

Our nutrition and dietetics program will prepare you to help people of all ages gain and maintain good health. In the programs, you will learn to assess the current nutrition level of patients, study obesity and weight control, and learn to develop appropriate diets and therapies. Courses will also cover the nutritional needs of athletes, pregnant women, infants, children, and older adults.

In addition, you'll pursue advanced study of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals and learn their relationship to health and disease while conducting research in our nutrition assessment and experimental foods labs or in the local community.

All students enrolled in the 36 credit MA/MS Nutrition and Dietetics program take courses in statistics and research methods. If you enroll in the MS program you will complete a 6 credit theis; if you select the MA program you will complete 6 additional elective credits. You can also complete the Dietetic Internship as part of this degree program.

Graduates are qualified to work as clinical nutrition managers, food service administrators, consultant dietitians, nutrition educators, public health nutritionists, nutrition researchers, or in the cooperative extension service.

Those applying for the MA or MS in nutrition and dietetics must provide an original, signed Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Verification of Completion Statement from the Didactic Program in Dietetics director or Declaration of Intent to complete a didactic program in dietetics. Courses for verification (click here for courses) must be completed before the MA or MS in nutrition and dietetics is granted. In addition, the applicant ust have a 3.0 GPA, a 3.0 DPD GPA, or a 3.25 GPA in the second half of the baccalaureate program. Application to the program for a fall enrollment date must be completed by February 15; applicaiton to the program for a spring enrollment date must be completed by September 15.

For more information about the master's programs in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, go to the Graduate Catalog.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Technology Building, Room 150
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5931
Fax: 765-285-2314
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