3 Program Tracks
for aspiring or practicing RDNs
with coordinated internship placements
In response to the dietetics industry requiring a master's degree for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) roles by 2024, Viterbo University has been granted approval to offer an online Master of Science in Community Medical Dietetics degree. This master degree offers three tracks designed to support the profession.
30-credit hour pathway for the current RDs to advance their expertise and scope of practice.
Dual M.S. degree with a Dietetic Internship for those entering from a didactic Nutrition program. Students who have already graduated from a didactic program in dietetics can also opt to only apply for the Dietetic Internship program. Candidates select from two pathways: a Non-Thesis Clinical (48 credits) or a Thesis (39 credits) emphasis.
63-credit hour direct entry to initial RDN practice track combines the coursework with the dietetic coordinated internship necessary to be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Since the master’s coursework is fully online, students can complete their coordinated internship anywhere in the country.