Culinary Nutrition and Food Equity For Human Health

Our nation is burdened by high rates of nutrition related chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, overweight and obesity. Pace University’s nutrition and dietetics program is designed to help students address these challenges head on by learning how to teach people to prepare healthful, delicious foods as well as to improve access to healthful, affordable food for everyone.

Why Study Nutrition And Dietetics At Pace

Complete Your Degree And Internship In 2 Years

Simultaneously complete both a Master’s degree and the 1000 hours of supervised practice (internship) required to receive your verification statement and sit for the Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist (RDN) exam - No need to apply separately for internship or participate in DICAS match.

Hands-On Experiences

Gain experience in a wide variety of practice settings located throughout the tristate area to get a feel for which career path is the best fit for you. Coordinated program model allows you to apply your classroom knowledge in clinical, community and culinary settings immediately to help reinforce the learning process.

Unique Program Concentrations

Two unique program concentrations - Culinary Nutrition and Food Policy/Justice - with themes that are embedded in classroom learning, supervised practice experiences and capstone projects.

Motivate Others to Lead Healthy Lives

Become An Authority On Nutrition

The Centers for Disease Control states that over 2/3 of the U.S. population can be classified as overweight or obese, and a full 1/3 of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity contributes to numerous chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer and many more. Our program focuses on the power of prevention and food as medicine. We believe that by giving students the knowledge and skills to work in these key areas of nutrition we will enable tomorrow’s RDNs to help people eat well, prevent and reduce chronic disease and promote longevity.

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program students working in a kitchen.

Here, You'll Learn By Doing

Gain experience through supervised practice in sites such as farm-to-table restaurants, K-12 school food programs, hospital food service operations, food pantries, Federally Qualified Health Centers, regional hospital systems, community hospitals, private practice settings, long-term care facilities and much more.

Train in state-of-the-art offsite cooking studio to hone your culinary nutrition skills

Access the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation to gain hands on, interactive learning experiences and participate in interprofessional collaboration activities

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Join an Information Session

Pace University's Office of Graduate Admission hosts virtual information sessions throughout the academic year. Learn more about the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics, what Pace University has to offer and what it takes to apply.