The Nutritional Sciences (NS) Concentration of the Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students with advanced training in nutritional sciences, education and research. All nutritional science courses are offered online. There are four tracks available based on the background level of nutrition experience: NS, NS-Registered Dietitian (RD), Dietetic Internship Program (DIP)-NS Continuing and NS-DIP.
The NS track is for general students. The NS-RD track is for students who are registered dietitians, nutritionists or dietetic interns at other institutions; this track grants six graduate credits for the completed dietetic internship. The DIP-NS Continuing track is for NCCU dietetic interns who have earned 15 graduate credits as part of the dietetic internship and choose to continue into the master’s degree program. The DIP-NS continuing track will be discontinued in 2024. The NS-DIP track is a dual program in which students complete courses for the master’s degree and then enter the dietetic internship program. Students must have a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement.