The Rutgers, Department of Nutritional Sciences supports the philosophy that learning is lifelong; within the department, dietetics programs are offered on the pre-professional, graduate and doctoral levels. Individuals may also take academic courses for continuing professional education credit. The Department of Nutritional Sciences Vision for 2015 details the collaborative strengths and future path of the department.
Our education programs are models for entry, specialty and advanced-level clinical nutrition in both academic and continuing professional education. The programs utilize in-person and technology driven platforms to prepare dietetics practitioners at all levels of practice to service the state, nation and communities abroad.
Graduates have critical thinking and scientific skills needed for clinical dietetics practice, management, research, and leadership to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The programs instill an appreciation for interprofessional collaboration and education, and provide opportunities to achieve expanded roles in health promotion, disease prevention, and intervention for a multi-cultural society. The faculty members serve as role models in dietetics education, practice, and research, along with leadership and service to the profession.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline February, October Tuition fee
- USD 13683 Year (National)
- USD 27978 Year (International)
The measurable goals of the Coordinated Program are based on the program's philosophy and unique distance structure, and on the mission and goals of the University, the School of Health Related Professions and the Department of Nutritional Sciences. The goals reflect the concentration of the program, Community and Public Health Nutrition Education, with an emphasis on preparing competent and professionally engaged entry-level Registered Dietitians using a novel pathway, transitioning DTRs to RDs through distance education.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79
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Our primary emphasis is placed on the students academic promise as demonstrated by:
- completion of required entrance subjects
- academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
- strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
- grades and grade trends
- weighted grade-point average(s)
- cumulative rank, when available
- SAT and/or ACT scores
- English Proficiency Examination results, when required
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Alumni Study Travel Fund
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
- Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Rutgers uses your FAFSA to develop a financial-aid package based on your qualifications, financial need and the funds available to the university. Your package may include any or a combination of these major financial aid sources:
- Gift aid does not require repayment and is divided into three categories: grants (which recognize financial need) and scholarships and awards (which recognize academic merit, special talents, or other achievements).
- Loans must be repaid (usually after graduation) and can come from private lenders as well as federal, state and university sources.
- Work-study allows students to earn money for college expenses while gaining valuable skills - often in their intended field.