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Nutrition Education Specialist
This program appeals to students interested in nutrition education with other audiences and to school nutrition directors holding a bachelor’s degree who want to further their education in anticipation of future higher professional standards.
The program requires a minimum of ten (10) courses: three (3) education core courses, four (4) nutrition core courses, and three (3) elective courses, together with undergraduate prerequisite courses required for students without appropriate academic backgrounds. A minimum of ten (10) courses is required for graduation. A timed online comprehensive examination is required as the student’s culminating experience.
Bachelor’s degree in one of the following related fields: food and nutrition, business and health education.
Education Core Courses (3)
Nutrition Core Courses (4)
Elective Courses (3)
Three graduate level electives related to the degree and approved by the advisor are required. NUED 900 Leadership in Excellence in School Nutrition is highly recommended. Other examples include: nutrition science, nutrition education, management, leadership, organizational change, grantsmanship, counseling, education, health and wellness, health care. Elective courses will not be offered each semester and may not be offered every year.
Internet Access & Software Applications
All courses are online and a computer with Internet access and current software applications is required. Framingham State University offers a purchase program.
Program Coordinator and Advisor: Professor Janet Schwartz, Consumer SciencesNotes:
- Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
- Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.