Need help finding a Nutrition Program!

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by tratliff, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. tratliff

    tratliff New Member

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    I am finishing up my Associates degree this fall semester and need to find an online program to earn my Bachelors in Nutrition. My ultimate goal is to get my Masters in Nutrition from one of two schools, either the New York Chiropractic College or Bridgeport University. Both of those schools seem to have really good online programs for nutrition, anyone have any insight on either school? Anyway, my real problem is that I need to find a school to complete my Bachelors in Nutrition online, and the only schools I have found are Alabama State University and Kansas State University, either of which have a horrifying price tag. I am located in Texas, but can't seem to find any schools in state. Anyone have any ideas of cheaper schools or options for me? I don't plan to become a Registered Dietitian so I don't need an ADA approved school/program. I would love to focus in holistic nutrition, but will probably have to settle for a more traditional program because I can't find anything on that track that is Regionally accredited or Title IV, which I need. Does anyone have any ideas?
  2. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

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    I'm glad you've already considered the RD question. You might want to contact both grad program advisors and see if there are better undergrad majors than others. For instance, many nutrition degrees require a lot of science. The only reason I got into my program (created for RDs - which I am NOT nor do I intend to be) was because I completed a full science sequence in the sciences RDs usually take. I had to apply for a waiver. If it were me, doing it all over again, and I were looking at only holistic programs, I don't think I'd do a science based nutrition degree. (I'm a chef, which is where I intend to stay) Take something else that you can use to help facilitate your career plans. For instance, business or entrepreneurial skills are excellent as well as marketing or counseling. In another direction, you can choose health and human performance or an allied health degree. I know those are a little off the wellness track, but I think you can absolutely create a well rounded career path, especially if your able to incorporate any allied health into your degree. Any of those will all be very relevant to a non-RD nutrition degree holder, especially if you see yourself as a practitioner in a chiro office or similar. But again, I'd just suggest contacting the schools you're looking into for grad work and be sure their suggestions guide your path.

    good luck!

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