The Master of Science degree in dietetic systems leadership/dietetic internship (DI) is a combined program with no breaks. The MS portion starts with two online courses the first summer, continuing with six online classes throughout the fall and spring terms. The second summer students will complete a 6-week course online prior to traveling to Bozeman in late July/early August for the start of professional development/orientation weeks. Students will then progress in the second year (fall and spring semesters) through 36 weeks of supervised practice/dietetic internship at affiliate locations throughout Montana and Wyoming. The MS degree will be awarded after requirement completion along with a Verification Statement mandatory for eligibility to sit for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credentialing examination.
|Year 1 and 2||Credits|
|HDFS 465R - Family Law & Public Policy||3|
|HHD 512 - Research Methods in HHD II||3|
|NUTR 520 - Advanced Diet and Disease Systems||3|
|NUTR 525 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy||3|
|NUTR 527 - Critical Thinking, Research & Evidence Informed Practice- Current Issues in Obesity||3|
|NUTR 528 - Advanced Food Systems Management in Dietetics||3|
|NUTR 530 - Food Innovation & Entrepreneurship||3|
|NUTR 560 - Food Systems Leadership for Nutrition Professionals||3|
|NUTR 598 - Internship||9|
|NRSG 610 - Health Care Informatics||3|
|SFBS 552 - State of the Environment: Policy, Management, and Practice||3|
|Total Program Credits:||39|
Graduates of the MS degree in dietetic systems leadership/dietetic internship combined program will be eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist exam. The MS program prepares future entry-level dietitians that are dynamic healthcare leaders. Graduates will be highly capable professionals that integrate sustainable food systems principles into dietetic practice and are prepared to provide services to meet health needs and enrich well-being of diverse populations in Montana and the Rocky Mountain regions.