Logan University offers two separate nutrition-related graduate program pathways!
Master of Science in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics
Logan’s online Master of Science in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics leads to earning a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential. If you are passionate about health, food and helping people make personalized, positive lifestyle changes this degree may be right for you.Learn More
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Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance
The online Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance is appropriate for those looking to pursue careers that incorporate a strong knowledge of nutrition to help people improve their health, wellness and athletic performance.Learn More
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Feed Your Appetite for Career Success
If you are passionate about health, food and helping people make personalized, positive lifestyle changes, a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) may be right for you. As one of the first in the country to offer a graduate program under the Future Education Model, Logan University’s Master of Science in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics (MS-AND) degree is a fast track to your RDN credential.
RDNs are equipped to meet the emerging health care needs of patients facing an array of chronic conditions, including obesity, diabetes and hypertension. As a result, the employment of RDNs is projected to grow 8% by 2029, which is more than twice as fast as the national average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By 2024, Registered Dietitians will need a graduate degree in dietetics, applied nutrition or nutritional science to become registered. So, start your journey to become an RDN with Logan’s comprehensive, didactic program in nutrition education, designed to prepare you to analyze diet and health status, assess nutrition deficiencies and offer clients evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle recommendations.
Built on a competency-based curriculum, Logan’s interdisciplinary dietetics program starts with online core coursework and specialized RDN courses taught by industry professionals. The MS-AND culminates with 30 weeks of supervised experiential learning (SEL), or a dietetic internship, outside the classroom at a variety of unique St. Louis-area sites, allowing students to apply what they have learned in supervised practice in real-world settings.
Deadlines for applications and all admission requirements:
Spring: Must be postmarked by December 1st
Fall: Must be postmarked by August 1st
The maximum class size for the MSAND program is 15 for each entrance (Fall, and Spring). All applicants who submit the requisite application materials and meet the admission criteria will be reviewed by the Selection Committee. The candidates chosen by the Selection Committee with the highest scores on a point based entrance rubric will be required to participate in a virtual interview via a video conferencing platform.
Graduate Admissions Requirements for the MSAND
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED NUTRITION & DIETETICS ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
An applicant must have:
- Earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If the baccalaureate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution, an accredited post-baccalaureate degree is an acceptable alternative.
- Requested that an official transcript be sent directly to Logan University from the institution awarding the qualifying entrance degree. If the applicant attended multiple institutions, an official transcript must be sent from each institution directly to Logan.
- Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in his or her qualifying bachelor’s degree.
- An applicant with qualifying post-undergraduate coursework may have those courses and cumulative GPA (unweighted) re-evaluated by the Admissions Committee.
- Completion of a personal statement (up to 750 words) to include:
- Why Logan?
- Any experience in the nutrition field? Please share any specific shadowing, volunteer, or work experience you have in dietetics.
- Why do you want to become an RD?
- Short term and long term goals.
- Two letters of recommendation: One letter of recommendation from a current or former employer, and one letter of recommendation from a current or former instructor.
- MS-AND application that can be found on the Logan website.
- Resume or CV.
* An international student seeking admission to Logan must provide the following documentation in addition to other admissions requirements:
- Proficiency in English. Students who have not earned the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree taught in English are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. TOEFL scores of 500 or higher on paper- based exams or 79 on the iBT Test are acceptable. A breakdown of the sub-scores for the iBT Test can be found in the Academic Catalog (p. 20).
- Completed the pre-requisite coursework listed below from an accredited institution with grades of C (2.5 on a 4.0 scale) or higher in each course.
- Prerequisites must be completed by the end of the preceding summer semester for a fall entrance, and by the end of the preceding fall for a spring entrance.
- Anatomy and Physiology I (3 credit hours)*
- Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credit hours)*
- General Chemistry (3 credit hours)
- Organic Chemistry (3 credit hours)
- Biochemistry (3 credit hours)
- Microbiology (3 credit hours)
- Human Nutrition or equivalent (3 credit hours)
*Students can also take one Anatomy course (3 credit hours) and one Physiology course (3 credit hours).
After completing Logan’s MS-AND program, passing the national examination and obtaining state licensure, program graduates will be prepared to assess and design human nutrition plans to maximize human performance, manage nutrition programs, and provide clinical nutrition expertise in a wide variety of settings, including:
- Nutrition therapy in hospitals, clinics or other health care facilities that require an RDN credential
- Sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs
- Food and nutrition-related businesses and industries
- Private dietetic practice
- Community nutrition in public health settings
- Universities and medical centers
- Research areas
Upon completion of the program, will I earn a verification statement and be eligible to sit for the RD exam?
Yes, when students meet all graduation requirements, they will receive a verification statement and be eligible to sit for the RD exam.
What are the graduation requirements?
- Successfully complete all required coursework with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA unweighted) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Successfully complete supervised experiential learning rotations, hours, and competencies (students must earn a B or better on assignments within courses to demonstrate competency).
- Successfully earn a B or better in all courses.
- Meet all financial responsibilities to the university.
- Complete all program requirements within five years.
- Apply for graduation.
- Complete the graduation checkout process
I am already in the Nutrition program, can I change to the RD program?
No, you will need to apply submit an application for the MS-AND and be evaluated with all of the other applicants. You will have to drop the MS-NHP program first, and re-apply. If you are not one of the top 15 applicants, you may re-enter the MS-NHP the next trimester to continue with your nutrition degree.
If I have already completed some of the courses in the MS-NHP program will these count towards the MS-AND?
It depends on when you took the courses. Some of the courses have been revised to include ACEND competencies so they may have to be repeated if you took them before the course revision.
Can I do my supervised practice hours closer to where I live?
Right now, we are only set up to have students complete their rotations in St. Louis.
How many hours will the supervised practice hours be per week?
You should plan on approximately 30-40 hours per week when you are completing the supervised practice hours.
I graduated with a BA, do I need a BS to apply?
You need a Bachelor’s degree to apply. Both degrees are acceptable as long as you have completed the required prerequisite courses listed in the Admissions tab.
If I don’t receive a B on an assignment will I be dropped from the program?
If you receive a C on an assignment associated with a competency, you will be assigned a remediation plan to allow you to demonstrate competence.
What type of settings will I be doing the supervised experiential learning (SEL) in?
SEL will be completed in clinical, community, health education, food service, and informatics.
If I don’t get into the program in the Fall can I apply again in the Spring?
Yes you can apply again the next trimester as we will be taking the top 15 applicants.
If I have completed graduate nutrition courses elsewhere, can these be transferred in for credit?
Transfer credit requests are sent to Admissions and will be reviewed by the program director for course similarity.
Do I need to take the GRE?
No, GREs are not required.
Are there any courses I need to take prior to beginning the program?
Yes, you need to complete 3 credit hours (semester) in each of the following categories: Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Human Nutrition or equivalent.
When must I complete the prerequisite courses by?
The spring semester prior to a fall entrance, or the summer prior to a spring entrance.
Where can I take the prerequisite courses?
Any accredited college or university.
Is there a GPA requirement for my application?
Yes, a GPA (unweighted) of 3.0 or higher for your bachelor’s degree.
Is financial aid available for this program?
Complete your degree with our flexible online program
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May 13, 2024
September 9, 2024
January 7, 2025
Change Lives from the Inside Out
Whether treating medical conditions in a hospital or nursing home, helping athletes improve performance, or teaching communities how to optimize wellness, certified nutrition specialists are making a difference for people of all ages from all walks of life. With job demand expected to grow 15% by 2026, a master’s in nutrition is a smart next step in building a career you’ll love.
Logan University’s award-winning Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance (MS-NHP) program is a convenient, affordable way to enhance your current medical, chiropractic, fitness or teaching practice, and can even lead to a rewarding new profession. This 100% online nutrition program allows you to become an expert in human performance through learning the intricate details of advanced nutrition.
Blending advanced research and sound clinical applications, this degree program empowers you to analyze a patient’s diet and health status, assess nutritional deficiencies and food allergies, and provide evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle guidance.
Logan University is a higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. As such, it is reasonable to assume credits are transferable across colleges and universities in the United States.
Admissions Requirements for the MSNHP
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant must have:
- Earned a baccalaureate degree or higher that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- If the baccalaureate degree was earned at an unaccredited institution, an accredited post-baccalaureate degree is an acceptable alternative
- Requested that an official transcript to be sent directly to Logan University from the institution awarding the qualifying entrance degree.
- If the applicant attended multiple institutions, an official transcript must be sent from each institution directly to Logan.
- Earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in his or her qualifying bachelor’s degree.
- An applicant with qualifying post undergraduate coursework may have those courses and cumulative GPA (unweighted) re-evaluated by the Admissions Committee.
- Completed the prerequisite coursework listed below from an accredited institution with grades of C or higher in each course.
- Earned six semester credit hours of either physics, kinesiology, exercise science, biomechanics or statistics and six semester credit hours of biological science.
- Students not meeting the course prerequisites may be probationally admitted.
- Probational students acknowledge that the prerequisite courses prepare stronger candidates for success but still wish to pursue the degree.
- Probational students may be requested to take a reduced course load and meet regularly with their Academic Success Coach.
Students may be admitted through the Alternative Admissions Track Program (AATP). Students are encouraged to reach out to Admissions at Admissions@pagesofexhibitions.net or 636-230-1750 to discuss possible options.
Students of Logan’s MS-NHP graduate program have many career opportunities after graduation. Advance your current career by incorporating nutrition education in a wide range of health professions, including exercise science, public health, sports nutrition, clinical nutrition and more. Graduates can also take the next step toward a new career as a chef, pharmaceutical representative, foodservice manager or educator.
What makes the Master of Science in Nutrition & Human Performance program unique from other programs?
Logan University provides various integrative classes that provide a unique approach for students. Logan’s professional faculty come from a variety of backgrounds. They seek to work collaboratively with students to provide a rich learning experience. The program is also offered online to give students the flexibility needed to reach their educational goals as well as their personal goals.
What are the career opportunities for graduates of this program?
Nutrition is a career path that can go any many different directions. Graduates can find careers in community health (women’s, infants, and children’s facilities), schooling and education environments, pharmaceutical sales, research, sports nutrition, food service management, food preparation/development, and many other fields.
Will this program set me on a path to a become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
No. The MS-NHP program does not establish eligibility for a Dietetic Internship program or the registration examination for dietitian nutritionists (also known as “RD exam”). Those interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist should consider the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics program.
The MS-NHP program does not establish eligibility for a Dietetic Internship program or the registration examination for dietitian nutritionists (also known as “RD exam”). Those interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist should consider the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition & Dietetics program.