Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics

Program Opportunities

Overview

Ready to advance your nutrition career? Or maybe you’re looking to make a career change entirely. The Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics (MSNGx) is for those committed to becoming Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN).

Manchester University offers a full-time, two-year master’s program that can get you on track to an exciting new career in personalized nutrition. RDNs are the experts in diet and nutrition in all facets of health care and wellness industries. They provide nutrition-related counseling, education, and health care focused on the prevention, treatment and management of health conditions. RDNs help individuals improve their overall health to feel better or achieve their performance goals in sports and recreation. They work in a wide variety of employment settings, including health care, business and industry, community/public health, education, research, government agencies and private practice.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited graduate program at Manchester University are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN please click here.

Careers

  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Consultant/Travel Dietitian
  • Corporate Wellness Consultant
  • Eating Disorder Dietitian
  • Food and Nutrition Management
  • Food Labeling Specialist
  • Food Safety Auditor
  • Food Technologist
  • Personal Health Coach
  • Holistic Dietitian
  • Nutrition Educator
  • Nutrition Research
  • Nutrition Therapist
  • Nutrition Writer
  • Oncology Dietitian
  • Pediatric Dietitian
  • Private Practice
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Sports Dietitian

Program Highlights

  • Nutrigenomics (NGx) – also known as personalized nutrition or precision nutrition – studies the relationship between an individual’s genes and how they affect their response to food and nutrients. Manchester’s curriculum focuses on this cutting-edge technology, while also exploring the science behind epigenomics, metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and microbiomics.

  • Designed for distance education, the MSNGx Program is a remote learning format that incorporates experiential education under the supervision of a qualified preceptor in your area of residence or preferred location. All students participate in rotations that give them practical experience in community, business, food service, clinical, long-term care and sustainable agriculture settings.

  • A research component in the program’s curriculum will teach you to build on concepts you’ll learn in nutrition informatics and biostatistics and to conduct, analyze and publish research in an ethical and unbiased manner.

Why Manchester?

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics is a unique program that combines the convenience of online learning with practical experience in the community. Your coursework will be 100 percent online, while much of your learning experiences will be at off-campus settings that include businesses, clinical settings, private nutrition practices, foodservice facilities and long-term care facilities. With an asynchronous method of delivery, you’ll be able to complete your coursework to fit your schedule, in the comfort of where you live and work.

A reputation for excellence in the health sciences and a foundation in the liberal arts make Manchester graduates well-rounded health care professionals ready to provide ethical, evidence-based, compassionate care for diverse individuals and communities. With a goal of preparing graduates to deliver high-quality personalized nutrition care and services that enhance the health and wellbeing of diverse populations, the Nutrition and Nutrigenomics Program is an extension of the University’s mission to “improve the human condition.”

 

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Accreditation Status:
Manchester University’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics has been granted candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

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