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Nutrition and Dietetics

Master of Science

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & HEALTH

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The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program at Benedictine University provides a powerful foundation in nutrition and health risk assessment, motivation, intervention and evaluation.

In our dynamic health care environment, it is essential for health practitioners to develop skills for fostering improved health outcomes. This degree serves as a portal to careers in health promotion and risk reduction, medical nutrition therapeutic intervention and community education. Students become broadly educated in the core discipline of nutrition and dietetics. Learning at Benedictine University combines instructional expertise with individual initiative, creativity, research and field experience so that the adult learner will find the educational experience a stepping stone to professional success.

Students in the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program have the opportunities to:

Demonstrate applications of nutritional sciences.
Present evidence-based professional communications.
Demonstrate application of research for evidence-informed practice.
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What Our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni

Designed for those who want to help others and make a positive difference in their communities, the M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program at Benedictine develops students’ knowledge and skills on health-promotion and therapeutic and concerns. Learning at Benedictine combines instructional expertise with individual initiative, creativity, research and field experience so that the adult learner will find the educational experience a stepping stone to professional success. Our graduates have worked at places like Advocate Health Care, Amita Health, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, and Kellogg's Nutrition just to name a few!

Three Tracks To Choose From

  • Track A – Dietetics Interns matched to BenU DI program
  • Track B – Dietetics Interns matched to External DI program
  • Track C – CDR RD/N credentials

View the catalog for requirements of each track.

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Active Role in Learning

Students take an active role in their own learning process through shaping their curriculum through choice of electives. The M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics program requires 33 semester credits of graduate coursework. The Foundation courses are required of those pursuing any of the three tracks in addition to course requirements specific to that track. Students must earn a grade of ‘B’ or better in foundation courses. Students in Track A must earn a grade of ‘B’ or better in all courses. Graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.00/4.00.

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As a freelance health and nutrition writer, I work to make nutrition knowledge more palatable for the general public. I help my clients leverage the latest accurate nutrition science to communicate their messages in a way that is objective and free of bias. Benedictine gave me the tools to evaluate research findings and successfully communicate complex concepts, no matter my audience.

Adriana Chychula

ADRIANA CHYCHULA, M.S., RD, LDN
Health and Nutrition Writer

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty

Catherine Arnold, Nutrition

Catherine Arnold, Ed.D., M.S., RDN, LDN
Department Chair
Professor

Bonnie Beezhold, Nutrition

Bonnie Beezhold, Ph.D., M.H.S., MCHES
Associate Professor

Annie Lin, Nutrition

Annie Lin, Ph.D., M.S., RDN
Assistant Professor

Paula Sochacki, Nutrition

Paula Sochacki, Ed.D., M.P.H., RDN, LDN
DPD Program Director
Assistant Professor

Maureen Musinski
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
630-829-6596

Catherine Arnold, Ed.D., M.S., RDN, LDN
Department Chair, Professor
[email protected]

Benedictine University
Department of Nutrition
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 224
Lisle, IL 60532