About the Program
The program is open to those who are registered dietitian nutritionists (RD, RDNs) or DPD verified only. This program is not a didactic program in dietetics.
The GPIdea (Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance) program offers a fully online M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists working in the field. The program is offered through a partnership of 8 different Universities (Colorado State University, Kansas State University, Kansas University Medical Center, University of Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, South Dakota State and North Dakota State). The collaboration provides a rich offering of courses provided by expert faculty from each institution while earning a degree from CSU.
Programs of study are designed to allow students the flexibility to individualize coursework and research to their specialty, interests and career focus. The GPIdea program objectives are to:
- Develop research skills, stimulate independent thought, and provide up-to-date knowledge in foods, nutrition, and food service and business management.
- Promote health and disease management through food and nutrition programs and make a difference in the lives of others by advancing the level of practice of registered dietitian nutritionists.
Program Highlights Curriculum
M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition - Dietetics Option (online) Career Paths
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