The MSND: Nutrition Education Option (NDNE) focuses on educating and empowering individuals, families, and communities on making healthier food choices. Those graduate students admitted into this program will take 3-4 semester of graduate coursework either on Eastern's campus in Charleston, Illinois or online. The student has the option of enrolling in the on campus track or the 100% online track. This option is designed to provide a graduate degree for RDNs, those who wish to not earn the RDN credential, and international students. The Nutrition Education does not include the Dietetic Internship.
The CCK policy states that the MSND student must successfully complete a thesis and thesis defense or the systematic review as presented in Research Methods in Nutrition and Dietetics (NTR 5600) as determined by this rubric.
NTR 5153 Nutrition Education in the Life Cycle
NTR 5155 Principles of Nutrition Education & Behavior
NTR 5159 Adult Weight Management (online FA only)
NTR 5600 Research Methods in Nutrition and Dietetics
Elective courses are any courses number 4750 or higher in which you have completed the prerequisites or you get permission of the instructor to take. The courses do not have to be all related to nutrition and dietetics. For a list of suggested elective courses, click here.