Prepare to Become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Seton Hill’s Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics will prepare you to become a registered dietitian in a little more than a year. Why wait to start helping others live longer, healthier lives?

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Why Choose Seton Hill?Tuition Discount Program

  • Affordable cost plus special discounts and aid for graduate students.
  • Seton Hill’s competency-based program seamlessly integrates online coursework with supervised experiential learning.
  • Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the National Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
  • Our smaller program size means that you get personalized attention and support.Small Classes, Big Opportunities
  • Online classes give you added flexibility.
  • You will learn critical thinking and scientific skills needed for:
    • future clinical practice
    • management and leadership
  • Our program inspires interprofessional collaboration and offers opportunities to achieve expanded roles in nutrition practice.

Expert FacultyExpert Faculty

Seton Hill Nutrition and Dietetics Program faculty are equipped with a wide array of certifications and skill sets, and include:

  • Licensed dietitian-nutritionists

  • Registered dietitians

  • Certified diabetes care and education specialists

Program Outcomes

Seton Hill has high career placement rates for all of its graduate programs.99% Career Placement Rate for Graduate Programs

Graduates of Seton Hill’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program have careers in:

  • General medical nutrition therapy.

  • Specialty practice areas such as renal nutrition, diabetes care, nutrition support and sports nutrition.

  • Food systems management for hospitals, schools, universities or corporations.

  • Community nutrition agencies.

  • Private practice.

Some graduates have used their entrepreneurial skills to develop their own nutrition-related businesses. 

Program Schedule & Format

You can earn your M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics at Seton Hill in 1.5 years. You will spend the first year taking online courses. Your last semester will be devoted to 40 hours per week of supervised experiential learning at various sites. View the University's Academic Calendar.

Supervised Experiential Learning Placement

Seton Hill’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program maintains relations with many acute care facilities, long-term care facilities, school districts, and other public and private health agencies and businesses. We will coordinate your placement in practical learning sites (within 100 miles of Seton Hill's Greensburg, Pa. campus) that will prepare you to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. 

Assessed Prior Learning

Seton Hill's Nutrition and Dietetics Program participates in the assessed prior learning (APL) program recognized by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The APL program is designed to grant supervised experiential learning credit based on the qualified applicant's previous work and/or volunteer experience. Students may apply for APL credit after official acceptance to the program. Forms and instructions will be available to students at that time. The Program Director will review APL applications and determine if any credit will be granted. Additional documentation or clarification may be requested. Calls, emails or letters will be sent to contact persons listed on the student's application.

Clinical Clearances

Please note that this program requires students to complete portions of their education (e.g., supervised experiential learning) at facilities external to the University to meet requirements for graduation. Many of these external facilities require screening measures such as, but not limited to, criminal background check, child abuse clearance, health appraisal, fingerprint-based background check and/or drug test prior to placement at the facility. The results of these requirements may limit and potentially eliminate placement options for the student which can, in turn, result in an inability to meet graduation requirements. Additionally, conviction of a misdemeanor, felony, or felonious or illegal act abuse may prevent the student from becoming credentialed and/or licensed to practice in the field.

Scholarships & Aid

Seton Hill offers tuition discounts and aid just for graduate students.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers scholarships for dietetics students. Applications are available for the scholarship cycle between February and April each year. Visit their site for more information.  

Accreditation Status

The graduate phase of the Integrated Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics at Seton Hill University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation as the official accrediting body for nutrition and dietetic education programs.

For further information on ACEND accreditation, contact:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995

(312) 899-0400 ext. 5400

Click here for more information about educational pathways to becoming an RDN. 

Noteworthy Practice Recognition

The Seton Hill Nutrition and Dietetics Program has been recognized as a Noteworthy Practice among ACEND-accredited programs.

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