Online Master of Science in Human Nutrition

Program time to completion: 2 years

Improve Community Health with a Career in Nutrition

Designed for those with backgrounds in exercise science, biology, chemistry, food service, public health, and more, Winthrop University’s online Master's in Nutrition provides evidence-based instruction in the fields of nutrition therapy and chronic disease prevention through a curriculum that aligns with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®️).

You can pursue a career in community or public health, nutrition education, or food service management.

Program Fast Facts

  • No GRE requirement*
  • Recently reduced tuition
  • Fully online courses
  • 30 total credit hours
  • Classes maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio

* GRE scores are not required but help the admissions committee make decisions in cases where an applicant’s GPA is below 3.0. Online students who meet GRE requirements and have a DPD verification statement are eligible to apply for Winthrop’s dietetic internship

Why Choose Winthrop's MS Human Nutrition program?

  • Rigorous Curriculum: Core courses in the online master’s in nutrition align with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) competencies.
  • Individualized Instruction: Our faculty are dedicated to you, maintaining constant communication to ensure your success in the program. You will feel connected to your peers through engaging online instruction.

Forward-Thinking Licensure Preparation

In 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require that those taking the national exam for dietetics must have a master’s degree. Our online nutrition master program will equip you with the comprehensive knowledge and leading-edge skills you need to sit for the CDR Certifying Examination.

For over 100 years, Winthrop’s on-ground program has been renowned for its network of qualified professionals. In the online M.S. Human Nutrition program, all faculty are Registered Dietitians with their Ph.D. or Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN). Some faculty have additional certifications or designations such as IBCLC and FAND. Due to our program’s limited class sizes, you’ll get one-on-one guidance from faculty experts as you learn.

    A Flexible Program Tailored to You

    Winthrop’s online master’s degree in nutrition requires 10 courses, including 6 required courses and 4 elective courses that you can choose based on your clinical or non-clinical interests within the field. To pursue a focus on clinical coursework, you must have completed an ACEND®-accredited bachelor’s degree or similar coursework. Elective courses explore clinical nutrition, public health applications, and nutritional biochemistry. Our program’s expert faculty members are all registered dietitians and have years of experience. Because they provide each student with one-on-one mentoring, the M.S. Nutrition online program is versatile enough for a variety of career paths.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Graduates of Winthrop’s online M.S. in Human Nutrition will be ready to:

    • Effectively communicate the impact of food and nutrition on health and chronic disease prevention.
    • Demonstrate their ability to provide evidence-based nutrition recommendations.
    • Apply critical thinking skills to appropriately analyze and disseminate scientific literature in the field of nutrition.

    For more information about outcomes, visit our curriculum page.

      Help Others Stay Healthy

      A career in nutrition will enable you to make a positive difference in the lives of others in your community. With an online nutrition masters program, you could pursue the following jobs:

      • Nutrition consultant
      • Nutrition management
      • Nutritionist
      • Public health educator

      Get Started Now!

      If you’d like to advance in your nutrition career, please contact a program manager toll-free at 833-257-1704 or request more information about Winthrop University’s online Master of Science  in Human Nutrition.