Coursework in the Master’s Coordinated Program provides a comprehensive foundation for applied supervised practice that is integrated into the final two years of the program, eliminating the need to apply for a separate dietetic internship. A minimum of 1000 hours of supervised practice are provided in acute, ambulatory, and/or long-term care facilities, community health agencies, and foodservice operations. With an urban health -focus, this program addresses hunger, policy, advocacy, communication, health promotion, and prevention and treatment of disease through nutrition in diverse communities.
This five-year program will culminate in both a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Practice, including over 1000 hours of supervised practice in the field of Dietetics. This will position graduates to be eligible to take the national exam for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD or RDN) administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As of January 1, 2024 a graduate degree will be required to earn the RDN credential in addition to prescribed coursework and supervised practice. Our accelerated program provides the bachelor’s, master’s, and supervised practice experience in just 5 years for incoming freshman. It is the only one of its kind in Philadelphia, and one of only about 30 similar programs in the U.S.
Immediately upon graduation, students will be eligible to take the credentialing exam for RDN’s and seek state licensure as Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists. RDN’s are employed as clinicians and managers in hospitals, long term care facilities, specialty clinics, grocery stores, schools, corporate wellness, private practices, and community agencies. Employment in the field is growing faster than the national average. Nearly 100% of our graduates who seek employment find jobs in the field of dietetics within 3 – 6 months after graduation.
La Salle University’s Master’s Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Chris Picariello, ’95, remembers the opportunities provided for him at La Salle to begin his career.
The La Salle community came together on Giving Tuesday to support the future of the University.
The annual campus event celebrated Christmas and other holiday religions with a hot cocoa bar, decorating stations, and photos with Santa.