Online Master of Science in Human Nutrition

Prepare to Practice Dietetics at an Advanced Level

Seek Your Advanced Degree With a Renowned University

The Department of Human Nutrition at Winthrop University has been a leader in dietetics for over 100 years. Now, you can launch or advance your dietetics career in less than two years with our online M.S. in Human Nutrition program. Get started now to engage in evidence-based instruction that helps you achieve your goals in exercise science, biology, chemistry, public health and beyond.

Throughout this program, you’ll develop career-aligned skills as you learn from registered dietitians with their Ph.D. or Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN). What’s more, several of our faculty members have qualifications that align with various specialties, including IBCLC (infant nutrition) and CSSD (sports nutrition) certifications, along with recognition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Seek the M.S. in Human Nutrition degree to gain comprehensive knowledge and leading-edge skills needed to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Certifying Examination. Additionally, online students who meet GRE requirements and have a DPD verification statement can apply for our dietetic internship.

Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university committed to excellence, ranking among the top institutions of our kind in the nation. With our highly qualified faculty and high-quality curricula, we attract a diverse student population dedicated to achievement and social responsibility.

Fully Online Courses

ACEND-Aligned Curriculum

Part-Time or Full-Time

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Tailor Our Flexible Program to Your Goals

Winthrop’s master’s in human nutrition program lets you select four elective courses to align your degree with your clinical or non-clinical interests.

Prepare to Make a Healthy Difference in Patients’ Lives

Winthrop aligned this online program with industry-leading practices by building on recommendations from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®️). By graduation, you’ll possess a solid foundation in nutrition science, nutrition assessment, metabolism and chronic disease prevention. The courses include:

Applied Statistics for the Sciences

Study advanced statistical methods, analyze complex models and examine data associated with the biological and health sciences.

Public Health and Global Nutrition

Explore connections between agriculture, food production and health while studying ways to address global nutrition challenges.

Maternal and Child Nutrition

Explore practices for meeting the nutritional needs of infants, children, and pregnant and lactating women.

Nutrition and Aging

Build knowledge of the nutritional needs of older adults as you prepare to prevent disease and improve the health of these patients.

Discover What Makes Winthrop’s Programs More Impactful

Seek your online master’s degree with Winthrop and experience the same rigorous curricula as you would in an on-campus program. Take classes in the format that fits your schedule and get the support to succeed by engaging with our dedicated faculty and your classmates. Many of our programs bolster the coursework with hands-on learning through internships, practica, interactive assignments and capstone projects.

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A Science-Based Dietetics Degree That Fosters Career Success

Interest in improving well-being through better nutrition habits is rising. This sheds light on why dietician and nutritionist employment is projected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030 — faster than most other jobs. Winthrop’s online M.S. in Human Nutrition puts you on track for advancing into this field, which offers a median salary of $61,650 per year.1

Gain the Skills to Join Top Health Organizations

With our M.S. in Human Nutrition program, you can prepare to follow our graduates into careers with leading organizations, including:

  • Sodexo
  • Tenet Health
  • Atrium Health
  • Aramark
  • Compass One/Crothall/Morrison Healthcare
  • Novant Health
  • Prisma Health

The Values, Education and Experience That Matter to Your Future

Founded in 1886, Winthrop University provides a distinct, value-oriented education that enables students to thrive in the 21st century. Here, you’ll discover how our commitment to service, excellence, diversity, community and leadership provide a foundation for your professional and personal development, putting you on track for long-term success.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dietitians and Nutritionists. Retrieved June 1, 2022, from