Master of Clinical Nutrition
The Master of Clinical Nutrition offers the opportunity to develop an advanced level of knowledge and skill so clinicians can address the complex nutritional issues of healthy and ill individuals at various stages of their life span. Two tracks are available.
The first track, the Master of Clinical Nutrition Coordinated Program, provides didactic course work and supervised practice to meet the knowledge and competency requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Graduates of this Program are eligible to take the Registration Exam for Dietitians and to apply for licensure in Texas. They also are eligible for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The second track, the Master of Clinical Nutrition for Health Professionals, is available to individuals who are already registered dietitian nutritionists or other licensed health care professionals. Having previously met the academic and clinical requirements to become a licensed clinician, these students do not complete supervised practice, but they do complete academic course work to provide high-level nutritional care with greater emphasis and time devoted to completion of a research project.