Master’s of Nutrition and Dietetics
Is your goal to be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
To take the credentialing exam to become an RDN beginning Jan. 1, 2024, students must have a master’s degree and at least 1,000 hours of supervised experiential learning.
At Bluffton University, you can complete both requirements in one calendar year with the RDN Integrated Master’s Program.
- One year program: Begin with three on-line courses and 100 hours of supervised experiential learning in the summer. For fall and spring semesters, spend one day per week taking in-person graduate courses and four days in supervised experiential learning. Course plan
- Local facilities and preceptors: Ten years ago, Bluffton began an Individualized Supervised Practice Program that met the previous credentialing requirement for hands-on learning. These preceptors are being integrated into the master’s program. No need to find your own preceptors, we do it for you.
- Clinical educator: A full-time, experienced clinical educator will schedule your supervised experiential learning experiences.
- Affordable tuition: With tuition at $500 per credit hour for a 36-hour program, you could earn a graduate
degree and complete 1,000 hours of experiential learning for $18,000.
- Included in tuition: Transportation and housing to FNCE and a 3-day RDN exam review.
In Ohio, a registered dietitian must also be a licensed dietitian. Licensure requirements for other states can be found on the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) website.
Bluffton’s master of nutrition and dietetics program is a candidate for accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
For more information
Deb Myers, Director of dietetics program