Earn Your Bachelor’s & Your Master’s in Nutrition & Dietetics in Only 5 Years

Seton Hill’s Integrated Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics will prepare you to become a registered dietitian nutritionist in only five years. Why wait to start helping others live longer, healthier lives? (Already have a bachelor's degree and want to continue your education in the field? You can enter this program at the graduate phase.)

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Why Choose Seton Hill?

  • Seton Hill’s competency-based program seamlessly integrates 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 from our experienced faculty 
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  • The combined BS/MS program allows you to graduate in less time, for less money

  • Online classes in the master’s phase of the program 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

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The Joanne Woodyard Boyle Health Sciences Center is home to our Natural and Health Sciences programs, including the Nutrition and Dietetics Program. In this building you will have access to classrooms and food science and research labs dedicated to the study of nutrition and dietetics.

Program Outcomes

Seton Hill has high career placement rates for its undergraduate and 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

Undergraduate Phase

During the undergraduate phase (B.S. in Nutrition Science, first 3.5 years) you will be taking classes in the traditional on-campus semester format. You will begin initial coursework in nutrition and dietetics, then transition into a model that integrates experiential learning with coursework. You will follow the same academic calendar as other undergraduate majors.

Graduate Phase

During the graduate (M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics, 1.5 years) phase, 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 that will prepare you to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. Our curriculum includes up to 1300 hours of supervised experiential learning.

Online Courses

During the master’s program, you will be taking mostly online courses. Seton Hill is an Apple Distinguished School, and will provide you with a MacBook Air laptop when you begin courses as a freshman. We also provide software, technical support and access to a variety of online resources.

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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