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Nutrition and Dietetic Degrees

Below is a list of Degree Options for Nutritionists:

Nutritionist Certification Degrees

Launch your career in nutrition with a certification at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Certification takes one year. Students are sure that they want to study nutrition, but they're not sure whether to pursue a traditional Registered Dietitian program, or a certificate program that takes less time and costs less money. Choosing the right nutrition school is an important decision. A certification at Institute for Integrative Nutrition is a great option.

Nutritionist Associate's Degrees

An associate's degree in nutrition science is a two-year degree program to prepare and qualify students for an entry-level position as a general Nutritionist or Nutritionist or Dietitian Assistant. An associate’s degree will also prepare students for the continuation of their studies into a four-year program to become any number of various certified Nutritionists or Registered Dietitians. Depending on the student and pace of study, an associate’s degree can, in some cases, be completed in less than two years through one of the accredited schools. In most situations, students can apply any current nutritional study toward an associate’s degree credit at the schools affiliated with this site.

Nutrition science associate’s degrees have been developed to easily transition into a bachelor's degree at many schools or into a career in the nutrition field.

A bachelor’s degree in nutrition science will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the field. Courses may include nutrition, institution management, biology, chemistry, and physiology, as well as courses of study in business, mathematics, psychology, sociology, or economics. A bachelor’s degree in nutrition provides the requirements necessary for both entry-level and more advanced positions as General Nutritionists, while preparing those interested for the Registered Dietitian examination requirements.

A bachelor’s degree in nutritional science may be right for students seeking an entry-level position or to advance their career in the Nutritionist or Dietitian field. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an individual with a Bachelor's Degree earns on average over 34% more than an individual with an Associate Degree and is likely to earn over 40% more than an individual with some college or an unfinished degree.

Nutritionist and Dietitian Master's Degrees

Those interested in continuing their education in nutritional science should consider a master’s degree in this or a related field. A master’s degree can accelerate career advancement while supplying students with the latest information and research to take their profession to the next level. A master's degree can provide a skills and experience to prepare students for significantly elevated positions in the nutrition industry as well as doctoral degree programs in a related field.

Earning a Master's Degree in nutritional science online from one of the available regionally or nationally accredited schools found on this site provides an opportunity to study without interrupting your current career. Online master's degrees may be completed at your own pace with various curriculum options available.

Nutritionist Doctorate Degrees

The PhDs in nutritional science from one of the available universities provided on this site are designed for those that have attained a master’s degree in nutrition science or a related field. Doctoral students are generally those who would like to advance their career into a leadership, academic, private or research position.

As the health care industry expands and nutrition sciences grow in popularity, more resources will continue to be allocated to these fields. This, in turn, will require more a specific focus in each of a variety of fields, creating a demand for higher educated Nutritionists and Dietitians.

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            Master of Science in Nutrition Education

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