Cedar Crest College Master in Nutrition

The Cedar Crest College (CCC) Master in Nutrition program offers graduate students the opportunity to engage in an interdisciplinary and individualized course of study that will best meet the student’s professional goals. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply evidence-based interventions in the education and treatment of health challenges in populations. In addition, students will develop the skills needed to define, advocate and affect change in health policy.

The mission of the CCC Master in Nutrition is to develop leaders in the field of health promotion and disease prevention by providing the educational experiences that provide the opportunity for students to gain the competencies and skills needed to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health programming to meet the needs of diverse populations locally, nationally and globally.

In addition to the Master in Nutrition program, dietetic interns may also pursue CCC’s Modular Master of Science or Master of Science in Integrative Exercise Science program. A fact sheet about CCC’s dietetic internship degree options may be found here and more information about the program mission and objectives can be found here.

Admission and Application Requirements

BWS DI interns are granted admission to CCC based upon their acceptance to the BWS Dietetic Internship. Interns applying to the CCC Master in Nutrition will be required to complete a waiver allowing BWS to share their DI application. This application will be used in place of the letters of recommendation and current resume that lists all previous professional, job, and volunteer experiences. Interns will still be required to submit official transcripts which confirm conferred degree status to the CCC office of the Registrar.

CCC’s general standards for admission are as follows:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework: Anatomy & Physiology I and II (or 1 semester of Pathophysiology) and Principles of Nutrition. Anatomy and Physiology I and II (or Pathophysiology) must be completed within 10 years of entering the program and Principles of Nutrition must be completed within 5 years of entering the program. If the applicant is a credentialed health practitioner who has been employed within their health care field since obtaining their practice credential, they may petition for a waiver of the time frame specified.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the student’s abilities to successfully engage in graduate level studies. One letter is preferred from a faculty member who can reflect on the student’s prior academic performance.
  • Current resume that lists all previous professional, job, and volunteer experiences.
  • Application Goal Statement describing your professional ambitions, motivation for seeking a Master in Nutrition, career goals, practicum interest, and timeline for completion
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities previously attended (If previous coursework was completed outside of the United States, students should have their academic degree validated as equivalent to a degree in the United States through a non-profit agency, such as World Education Services www.wes.org.)
  • For international applicants official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The application schedule below is for interns who are applying to the Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship MS/DI Pathway:

Application Period Graduate School Application Deadline Graduate School Decision Deadline 
Fall Match September 25 October 25
Spring Match February 15 March 22

BWS DI interns may apply to the CCC Master in Nutrition at any time during their DI application process. Final decisions will be made within two weeks after the DICAS match timeline for their application cycle. Students who match to the BWS DI, after having their DI acceptance confirmed, and upon receipt of all required materials will be accepted to the CCC Master in Nutrition. Students who are not accepted to the BWS DI are welcome to submit the remaining required materials and have their application reviewed for acceptance to the CCC Master in Nutrition.

The GRE is not required to apply for CCC. More information about applying to CCC can be found here, and online application materials for CCC can be found here.

Tuition

For the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and fees for CCC, click here. Information about financial aid and loans can be found on the CCC website here. CCC’s office for Student Financial Services is dedicated to working with families to make a CCC education affordable so that students can achieve their dreams.

MS + DI Curriculum timeline

The curriculum timeline for both Spring and Fall Match can be found here.

Graduation and Program Completion Requirements

The CCC Master in Nutrition is conducted completely online. Students will need access to a computer and working internet connection. Students must also be familiar with using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Resources for online learning can be accessed on the CCC website within the CCC online link here. A total of 36 graduate coursework credits are needed for completion of the degree, which includes core courses, capstone courses, nutrition courses, and electives. A list of available courses can be found here. A practicum or thesis summer workshop is also required (no credits). All students entering the Practicum or Thesis sequence must participate in the Pre-Practicum or Pre-Thesis Workshop/Seminar and complete all associated work. Failure to do so will result in removal from Practicum I or Thesis I.

Contact Information

Any questions about the CCC + BWS DI MS/DI Pathway may be sent to bwsdi@bewellsolutions.com or sage@cedarcrest.edu.