NEW Accelerated Pathway: RDN to MSAN

NEW – Accelerated RDN to MS in Applied Nutrition Pathway

The University of New England is excited to present a brand new pathway for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) to earn their Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (MSAN) 100% online. Current RDNs will now be eligible to earn their master’s degree more quickly than the traditional pathway.

Provide your RDN license, earn your MSAN more quickly

This new accelerated pathway is designed exclusively for current Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who are interested in earning their master’s degree. By simply providing your RDN license during the admissions process you’ll be able to enroll in this shorter pathway and earn your Master of Science in Applied Nutrition more quickly. Each course in the program is 100% online with no campus visits required.

Why get your Master of Science in Applied Nutrition?

Beginning January 1, 2024, a minimum of a master’s degree will be an eligibility requirement to take the CDR dietetic registration exam, which is the exam needed to attain RDN licensure.

By enrolling in this shorter pathway through UNE Online, you will be able to earn your master’s degree in as little as sixteen months, completely online, and remain competitive in the field as more and more entry-level clinicians will have a master’s degree and RDN credentials.

Achieve up to 405 hours of CPEUs

Over the duration of the MSAN program, current RDNs will have the opportunity to earn up to 405 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).

Complete in as few as sixteen months

This 27-credit Master of Science in Applied Nutrition consists of nine online courses: four core courses, three electives, one co-requisite, and one capstone course. For a complete listing of MSAN courses and course descriptions, click here.

Three 3-credit courses will be waived upon enrollment in the accelerated pathway because of the unique educational and practical experience RDNs have. These courses are APN 600, Trends and Issues in Nutrition; APN 615, Human Metabolism; and APN 730 Medical Nutrition Therapy.

Optional focus areas customize your degree to fit your professional goals

Choose from the following optional focus areas:

  • Obesity & Health Promotion
  • Nutrition & Disease Prevention
  • Sustainable Nutrition
  • Individualized

Dynamic faculty of practitioners, researchers, and educators

The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at the University of New England follows the Scholar-Practitioner model. Faculty are academicians, nutrition educators, researchers, and clinicians in the field of Nutrition.

Regionally accredited institution

Regional accreditation is the gold standard among colleges and universities. The University of New England is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the accrediting body for universities in the northeastern United States.

Three enrollment periods per year

With three start dates every year your academic journey is always within reach. Nutrition is a rapidly evolving field of study and applicants from diverse backgrounds are drawn to this program.

Successful students have rich backgrounds with a variety of professional and academic experiences and an inclination to take on new challenges. Working professionals are provided the opportunity to thrive in our online learning environment.

The Admissions Committee reviews each application holistically and takes into account potential students’ previous academic coursework, professional experiences, and their dedication to completing a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition as demonstrated in their application.

Learn more about the RDN to MSAN pathway admission requirements
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