Our new online master's program in Nutrition is a continuation of our top notch undergraduate program and will prepare entry level dietitians or nutritionists to be lifelong learners. By 2024, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will require registered dietitians to hold at least a Master's degree. The new Master of Science in Nutrition provides professionals in nutrition and other closely related professional careers an advanced degree with a strong scientific knowledge base focused on gaining proficiency in counseling techniques and the application of nutrition principles in clinical settings. The program also prepares you to apply nutritional knowledge when analyzing human performance and exercise metabolism. The Master of Science in Nutrition provides you with two options, a Clinical Nutrition option and a Sport Nutrition option. Both options address the change in the CDR's entry-level eligibility requirements for dietitians and expands their practice through knowledge gained from this advanced degree.
One career option is working as a retail salesperson. General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) is the employer with the greatest demand for applicants with nutrition-related skills in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
According to the United States Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 (67,400 jobs) to 2022 (81,600) jobs.