Dietetic Systems Leadership

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 2Credits
HDFS 465R - Family Law & Public Policy3
HHD 512 - Research Methods in HHD II3
NUTR 520 - Advanced Diet and Disease Systems3
NUTR 525 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy 3
NUTR 527 - Critical Thinking, Research & Evidence Informed Nutrition Practice3
NUTR 528 - Advanced Food Systems Management in Dietetics 3
NUTR 530 - Food Innovation & Entrepreneurship3
NUTR 560 - Food Systems Leadership for Nutrition Professionals3
NUTR 598 - Internship9
NRSG 610 - Health Care Informatics3
SFBS 552 - State of the Food Environment 3
Year Total: 39
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.