May 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Nutrition Management (MSNM)

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Program Description

The online Master of Science in Nutrition Management (MSNM) is designed for nutritional professionals to develop skills to assume leadership roles in delivering nutrition and wellness in a variety of settings. By 2024, a master’s degree will be the minimum education requirement to be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. 

The MSNM includes 24 credits of online didactic course work. Aditionally, 15 credit hours will be validated for completion of a supervised internship program accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) or prove of current Registered Dietician Licensure.   

The online graduate program in nutrition management enables students to meet their educational goals in a convenient, collaborative, and interactive format. All core courses are offered online.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to interpret, evaluate, and use professional literature to make ethical, evidence-based practice decisions.
  • Demonstrate effective and professional oral and written communication and documentation when communicating with a variety of audiences.
  • Incorporate professional knowledge with effective management and education techniques to facilitate team, talent, and organizational success.
  • Use a decision-making process to make decisions, to identify nutrition-related problems, and to determine and evaluate appropriate interventions.
  • Apply knowledge of nutrition management to enhance the well-being of individuals and groups.
  • Apply management and business theories and principles to the development, marketing, and delivery of nutrition programs or services.


  1. Apply online and submit a nonrefundable fee of $50
  2. Undergraduate bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited school/program and Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Verification
  3. Official transcript from all institutions attended
  4. Proof of Registered Dietician Licensure or completion of Dietetics Internship (DI) with supporting documentation -students in progress with an internship program (ACEND accredited post-baccalaureate dietetic internship (DI), such as this one offered at AdventHealth)  must provide written verification from the accredited program indicating that the student is in good standing. 
  5. Present a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


In the MSNM Program, students will be deemed to be making continuous satisfactory progress toward the degree when they:

  1. Complete all scheduled courses with a grade of ‘B’ or better. One course with a grade of ‘C’ is permitted.
  2. Achieving as second course grade of “C” requires students to repeat the second course in which the grade of “C” was awarded. No more than two courses may be repeated, after which time the student will be academically dismissed from the program.
  3. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00, on a 4.00 scale, or better in all program coursework.

Readmissions Process

If an individual who has previously been dismissed from the program due to academic failure who desires to return to the MSNM program, must submit a letter of intent for readmission in writing to the Health and Biomedical Sciences (HBS) Chair. If an individual is accepted into the program again, at the time of readmission, the HBS Chair may design an individualized course of study for the readmitted student, which may include repeating coursework successfully completed previously and/or directed study classes.


AdventHealth University will consider students for graduation with a Master of Science in Nutrition Management when they have:

  1. Met the general requirements for the Master of Science in Nutrition Management degree.
  2. Completed all required courses in the Master of Science in Nutrition Management curriculum with grades of “B” or better (one ‘C’ grade is permitted) and a cumulative program grade point average of 3.00, on a 4.00 scale, or better. 
  3. Completed all required courses in the Master of Science in Nutrition Management curriculum within 18 months of their matriculation into the program.

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