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The Master in Nutrition online program welcomes applications from students and professionals in the field of nutrition and all health science disciplines. It offers graduate students the opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary and individualized course of study that will best meet the student’s professional goals. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply evidence-based interventions in the education and treatment of health challenges in populations. In addition, students will develop the skills needed to define, advocate and affect change in health policy.

The mission of the Cedar Crest College Master in Nutrition is to develop leaders in the field of health promotion and disease prevention by providing the educational experiences that provide the opportunity for you to gain the competencies and skills needed to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health programming to meet the needs of diverse populations locally, nationally and globally.

The concentration in nutrition will empower Registered Dietitians and other health professionals to take on the many nutrition challenges in public health. Graduate students will gain comprehensive assessment and effective program planning skills that allow them to make a positive impact on the health of communities.

Program Highlights

Experienced Faculty – Personalized Attention

All of our Master in Nutrition courses are taught by highly credentialed professionals with experience in a variety of health settings. You will have the opportunity to develop professional connections through the program’s Practicum experience that will assist you in growing your career after graduation.


The program’s fully online format offers the flexibility needed to accommodate the schedule of today’s dynamic professional.

The 36 credit curriculum can be completed in three 12 week semesters (for students enrolled full time (9 credits / semester) less than 18 months).


Through the Pathways to Professional Excellence program, the College offers tuition discounts to employees or members of our partner institutions. We also have a tuition reimbursement deferment program. Contact the School of Adult and Graduate Education to see if you are eligible.

Dive A Little Deeper

The Master in Nutrition is conducted completely on-line. Students will need access to a computer and functioning internet connection. Students must also be familiar with using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Resources for on-line learning can be accessed on the Cedar Crest web site within the Cedar Crest online link at

A total of 36 graduate coursework credits are needed for completion of the degree. 

Students fulfilling curricular requirements for the Master in Nutrition degree must complete the following courses:  

Core Courses (15 credits)

MHS 600 Health Statistics/Epidemiology (3 Credits)
MHS 601 Health Policy and Advocacy (3 Credits)
MHS 602 Evidence Analysis (3 Credits)
MHS 603 Health Program Planning and Management (3 Credits)
MHS 604 Culture and Ethics in Healthcare (3 Credits)

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

MHS 630 Practicum I (3 Credits)
MHS 631 Practicum II (3 Credits)
MHS 632 Thesis I (3 Credits)
MHS 633 Thesis II (3 Credits)
MHS 635: Culminating Project: Maintenance of Candidacy (1 Credit)

Nutrition Courses (9 credits)(for students in the DI or who are recieving PLA credit, these courses may be used to satisfy your one elective course)

MHS 610 Health Education: Throughout the Lifespan (3 Credits)
MHS 613 Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) (3 Credits)
MHS 614: Lifecycle Nutrition (3 Credits)

Electives (6 credits(for students in the DI or who are recieving PLA credit, these courses may be used to satisfy your one elective course)

MHS 620: Advanced Concepts in the Treatment of Disordered Eating (3 credits)
MHS 621: Applied Sports Nutrition
Advanced Topics in Nutrition (Independent Study) (3 Credits)

Elective courses from other Master’s degree disciplines may be used to fulfill no more than three credits of the elective course requirement. Courses from other disciplines must have preapproval by the Master in Nutrition Program Director.  Examples of courses already approved include Business Administration – BUA 500 56 2 Managerial and Leadership Skills, and Exercise Science EXS 515 56 2 Organizational Management of Exercise Programs and Facilities

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Aug 17
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Aug 22
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Cooperative Agreements

Cedar Crest is a proud partner of Be Well Solutions and welcomes their students to enroll in the online Master in Nutrition program. To learn more, visit our partner page at Be Well Solutions.

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ACEND Accreditation

The Cedar Crest College undergraduate Nutrition degree program and the Dietetic Internship Program are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is the specialized accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists. ACEND protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of dietetics programs as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The contact information for ACEND is:

Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 Phone: 800/877-1600 ext.5400

Faculty & Staff

Who’s teaching you is as important as the curriculum you choose.
Let’s put a face to some of the names you’ll be seeing on the course listings!

Martine Scannavino

Martine Scannavino

Professor/Chair, The Allen Chair of Nutrition, Director of the Master in Nutrition, Director of the Dietetic Internship
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