Help Others Learn to Live Healthy Lives with Liberty’s Master’s in Nutrition Online Degree
Are you passionate about helping others learn better nutritional habits so they can live fuller and happier lives? Whether you are a nutrition professional who wants to get more training or someone who wants to enter the field for the first time, Liberty’s online Master of Science in Nutrition can give you the training you need to help others.
With an MS in Nutrition, your career can be helping people live healthier lives by assessing their health goals and providing life-changing guidance. Liberty’s MS in Nutrition online degree doesn’t require any visits to campus, so you can learn the advanced nutrition skills you need while staying connected to what matters most to you. As a health professional, you will have many opportunities to meet the needs of clients in your community. Prepare yourself for a rewarding career with Liberty’s online MS in Nutrition.
What is an MS in Nutrition?
A Master of Science in Nutrition provides advanced training and studies in health and nutrition for professionals who want to provide consulting and guidance in the areas of diet and nutritional health. While Liberty’s MS in Nutrition does not directly lead to certification as a Registered Dietician (RD), graduates will have a strong background in the health and nutrition topics needed to pursue this goal. If you are interested in becoming an RD, the MS in Nutrition is a great stepping-stone toward that goal. See your state’s dietician requirements for more information about what additional steps you could take to become an RD.
Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Science in Nutrition?
Liberty’s MS in Nutrition is designed to help you repurpose your current skill set so you can start working in nutritional health or improve your opportunities as a current professional in the health industry. As education requirements for dietitians and nutritionists increase, having a master’s in nutrition can help you stay competitive with the latest tools and skills.
While Liberty’s MS in Nutrition does not lead directly to a registered dietitian credential, this program is a great stepping-stone toward that goal. This program provides an in-depth study of essential health and nutrition topics which will set you well on your way to meeting RD credential requirements and prepare you for a career in nutrition. Because every state’s requirements are different, you will need to review your state’s website for registered dietitians for more information about what additional steps you could take to become an RD.
The nutrition courses in the MS in Nutrition will build on your previous health experience and credentials. Established health educators, nutrition coaches, and sports nutrition specialists also benefit from the advanced training in nutrition in this program. If you want to build on your previous health education and get new training in the latest methods and research, then earning our MS in Nutrition can give you the edge you need.
What Will You Learn in Our Master of Science in Nutrition?
The MS in Nutrition program provides a thorough background in health and nutrition knowledge that you need to be a health professional. You will learn the principles of nutrition, metabolism, and the role food plays in maintaining good health. You will have access to current research on nutrition that will help you evaluate new programs, identify fad behaviors in the health community, and provide sound guidance for your clients.
You will also study the societal, familial, and psychological factors involved in the development of eating disorders, type 2 diabetes, and other nutrition-based diseases. Other courses in our MS in Nutrition will examine the current research regarding the relationship between genetics, chronic disease, and nutritional therapy. This program also has room for electives and a selection of population-specific courses that allow you to customize your degree for the particular clients you want to work with.
- HLTH 503 – Epidemiology*
- HLTH 640 – Principles of Nutrition*
- HLTH 644 – Diabetes, Obesity, and Eating Disorders*
- NUTR 650 – Nutrition Research*
*Course guide coming soon
Highlights of Our Master of Science in Nutrition
- Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online MS in Nutrition degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
- Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 5 years – and counting.
- You can complete the MS in Nutrition in as little as 1.5 years!
MS in Nutrition Degree Information
- This online degree program falls under the School of Health Sciences.
- Download and explore the Degree Completion Plan.
- View the Graduate Health Sciences Course Guides (login required).
Military Benefits for Our Online MS in Nutrition Degree
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times
Career Opportunities for MS in Nutrition Graduates
- Non-licensed nutritionist
- Nutrition or health educator
- Nutritional counselor
- Private nutrition consultant
- Wellness consultant
Admission Requirements for Graduate Online Degrees
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree in a science-related area with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.