American’s online Master of Science in Nutrition Education program focuses on both theoretical and practical training in the field of nutrition, balancing scientific principles of nutrition with education and program planning for improved nutrition behavior. Graduates walk away with the ability to develop and implement nutrition education programs in a variety of industries, design research studies to analyze the relationship between nutrition and disease, and be able to communicate about nutritional health to the general public. Hear what current students and alumni have to say about their experience in the program.
Willa Jaffe liked that American’s nutrition program goes beyond the numbers.
WILLA JAFFE: The reason I went with AU is because they offered not just a clinical nutrition program, but more of a nutrition meets kind of psychology education program. Which was much more my style. I like talking to people and working with people, and I like science. But I'm more of the communication style of trying to help people, as opposed to totally based by the numbers. And I hadn't heard of that program anywhere else, and that fit exactly what I wanted to do with my future.
MSNE Student Blogs and Testimonials
Willa Jaffe, Current MSNE Student
"AU offered not just a clinical nutrition program, but more of a nutrition-meets-psychology/education program, which was much more my style."Full Story
Karen Linden, Administrative Support Assistant, Training Coordinator, Analyst
"The more I talk with people the more I realize just how important nutrition education is. American University is among the best of the best in the arena of nutrition education. I am truly honoredFull Story
Making an Impact on the World, One Nutrition Course at a Time
"Luckily, I found the program for me when I decided to pursue my Master’s in Nutrition Education at American University (AU). It was the perfect choice for me to pursue my passion in health andFull Story
Transforming Lives Through Nutrition Education
"I have always been very interested in health and nutrition and the online format of the Master’s in Nutrition Education program at American University is ideal for my current lifestyle andFull Story
The Flexibility of Online Education Allowed Me to Pursue My Passion
"Being online, it allowed me to pursue the MS all the way from Ecuador! Additionally, I have been able to work while studying."Full Story
Developing Practical Skills For An Educational Approach To Nutrition
"After receiving my undergraduate degree in public health, I went on to work in various nonprofit capacities before deciding to get an advanced degree. I have always loved teaching and helpingFull Story
Elise Fawcett, Registered Dietitian
“Another positive aspect to highlight about this program is that the participating students and instructors differ greatly in geographic location and educational background. It was very refreshingFull Story
Why I Chose to Get an Online MS in Nutrition Education
"American University’s program really stood out to me because of its strong focus on providing nutrition educators (or future educators) with all of the necessary tools to create and implementFull Story
So You Want to Be an Online Grad Student…
"Maybe you’re here because it’s senior year and you want to look into graduate school opportunities. Maybe you’re unsatisfied with your current career and are looking for a change."Full Story
Courtney Rockwell, Registered Dietitian
"The program has assisted me in my current role as a long term care dietitian. I feel more comfortable investigating clients’ behavior, how I can assist them with their nutrition goals, andFull Story