Academic and Program Calendar/Schedule

Program Length: 18 months | University Academic Calendar will be followed | Credits:  30 units

Required Courses (21 units)

  • NUTR 701
    • Advanced Metabolism
    • 3 units
  • NUTR 702
    • Advanced Medical Nutrition
    • Therapy (MNT)
    • 3 units
  • NUTR 703
    • Leadership in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • 3 units
  • NUTR 704
    • Evidence-Based Principles and Practice
    • 3 units
  • NUTR 732
    • Nutrition Assessment Techniques
    • 3 units
  • NUTR 796
    • Professional Paper
    • 3 units
  • CHS 701
    • Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health
    • 3 units

Additional Course Requirements Elective (3 units)

  • CHS 702
    • Program Development in Public Health Practice
    • 3 unites
  • CHS 712
    • Epidemiology in Public Health
    • 3 units
  • CHS 755
    • Health Policy
    • 3 units

Supervised Practice (6 units)

  • NUTR 727
    • Nutrition Practicum
    • 6 units

Course Sequencing Schedule

First Fall Semester

  • NUTR 701:  Advanced Metabolism (3 units)
  • NUTR 702:  Advanced MNT Techniques (3 units)
  • CHS 701:  Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3 units)

Total Units: 9

Spring Semester

  • NUTR 732: Nutrition Assessment Techniques (3 units)
  • NUTR 727 Nutrition Practicum (4 units)

Cohort 1:  640 hours

  • Orientation/ZOOM: 40 hours (1 week)
  • Community: 160 hours: (4 weeks)
  • Food Service/Management: 200 hours (5 weeks)
  • Clinical: 240 hours (6 weeks)

Cohort 2:  640 hours

  • Orientation/ZOOM: 40 hours (1 week)
  • Clinical: 600 hours (6 weeks)


Total Units: 7

Summer Session

  • NUTR 704:  Evidenced-Based Principles and Practice (3 units)
  • NUTR 727 Nutrition Practicum (2 units)

Cohort 1: 360 hours

  • Clinical: 360 hours (9 weeks)

Cohort 2: 360 hours

  • Community:  160 hours: (4 weeks)
  • Food Service/Management 200 hours (5 weeks)

Total Units: 5

Second Fall Semester

  • NUTR 703: Leadership in Nutrition and Dietetics (3 units)
  • NUTR 796:  Professional Paper (3 units)
  • CHS 702, 712 or 755 Elective (3 units)

Total Units: 9

*  The development of the overall program plan was informed by the ACEND’s Guidance for Developing a Quality Master’s Degree

** Course selection and content was informed by the standards for the Future Education Model Graduate Programs.  This will ideally make for a smooth transition to the FEM at a later time.