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Department of Nutritional Sciences

The Rutgers, Department of Nutritional Sciences supports the philosophy that learning is lifelong; within the department, dietetics programs are offered on the pre-professional, graduate and doctoral levels. Individuals may also take academic courses for continuing professional education credit. The Department of Nutritional Sciences Vision for 2015 details the collaborative strengths and future path of the department.

Our education programs are models for entry, specialty and advanced-level clinical nutrition in both academic and continuing professional education.  The programs utilize in-person and technology driven platforms to prepare dietetics practitioners at all levels of practice to service the state, nation and communities abroad. 

Graduates have critical thinking and scientific skills needed for clinical dietetics practice, management, research, and leadership to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The programs instill an appreciation for interprofessional collaboration and education, and provide opportunities to achieve expanded roles in health promotion, disease prevention, and intervention for a multi-cultural society.  The faculty members serve as role models in dietetics education, practice, and research, along with leadership and service to the profession. 

There are six academic programs in the Department of Nutritional Sciences:

Announcing:  A Public Health Nutrition Collateral within the Department of Quantitative Methods (Epidemiology), Newark Campus

Continuing Professional Education courses are also available.

Exploring dietetic and nutrition education programs at Rutgers University.

Highlighting the global reach of our Nutrition Focused Physical Examination (NFPE) training here!

We welcome your interest in our programs and encourage you to explore our website.

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is also the home to Institute for Nutrition Interventions (INI).

**Current Distance Education and Clinical Status**

Rutgers School of Health Professions, via Rutgers - New Brunswick, is a member institution of NJ-SARA (New Jersey - State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement). We are permitted to conduct distance education and experiential learning in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.”






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