With the Master of Science in Nutrition, you can earn your master's degree from the University of North Dakota without interrupting your career. The degree program is offered online, and includes a one week, on-campus visit in the summer of the second year of the program.
Your transcript and diploma will look the same as for a student who graduated from UND by taking traditional, on-campus courses.
You will receive the convenience of distance learning with the personal contact and connection of "live" instruction through Web-based, online courses.
You are required to visit the UND campus in Grand Forks, ND, for one week during the summer of your second year. This campus visit will prepare you for the distance, practicum experience required for N&D 596, Nutrition Education and Counseling Practicum. Other benefits of the on-campus visit:
interacting in-person with instructors and peers
intensive training and skill development opportunities
learning how to use the latest technology to record your practicum experiences from a distance
Local Clinical Practicum Experience
Successful completion of this distance program requires you to complete 180 hours of field practicum experience under the guidance of professionals with expertise in nutrition education and counseling. Through this experience, you will:
build interviewing, assessment and education skills
bridge theory to practice
develop advanced counseling skills working with a diverse population
"Live" Web Lectures
As an online student in "live" Web classes, you may:
participate in class lectures that are conducted "live" over the Internet at set times
interact with your instructors and other students using Web-conferencing technology
see your instructors' materials as though you were sitting in a classroom on the UND campus
In this manner, the class lectures, discussion and collaboration are conducted in a very similar fashion to traditional on-campus classes.
If your schedule does not permit you to participate during the "live" Web lectures, then you may review the recorded class lectures that are accessed through the Internet at any time.