Become an Authority on Nutrition
With a Nutrition and Dietetics degree, you’ll be prepared to pursue the RDN credential and work in health care, public health, education, research or private practice.
About Sage’s Nutrition and Dietetics Degree
This master’s in nutrition program is designed for those without an undergraduate background in nutrition who want to complete the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
Our small classes allow for personal attention from experienced faculty. Faculty are diverse and highly-credentialed teachers who are also authors, researchers, practitioners and leaders in their fields. They’ll encourage, challenge and support you — and provide programs of study that connect the classroom to the world beyond.
Become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
This program for students without undergraduate backgrounds in nutrition combines ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) courses with master’s courses.
Once the DPD courses are completed, you’ll be eligible to pursue a dietetic internship program, which is the next step on the path to becoming an RDN.
Full-time students can complete their master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in as few as three semesters, while part-time students can complete at their own pace.
“We get to deliver a rigorous, competitive science-based Nutrition and Dietetics degree, but we get to do it in small classes.”
Sonya Hauser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nutrition Science
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Careers with a Nutrition and Dietetics Degree
Professionals with a Nutrition and Dietetics degree pursue Dietetic Internships and the RDN credential and work in medical centers, sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs, community and public health settings, and universities and research settings.
Alumni of Sage’s Nutrition and Dietetics degree program work at Community Care Physicians, Cornell Cooperative Extension, hospitals and in New York State’s Women, Infants and Children programs.
Dietetic Internship Program
After completing your master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics, you’ll be eligible to apply for an accredited Dietetic Internship program. Many students go on to pursue Russell Sage College’s Dietetic Internship program.
You’ll get a minimum of 1,200 hours of supervised practice, preparing you to take the next step: passing the CDR’s dietetic registration exam.