The following are a few facts about the Meredith College Nutrition and Dietetic programs, and direction to program websites for additional information on both the Master of Science in Nutrition and the Dietetic Internship program.
The nutrition program is one of Meredith’s strongest programs and is accredited by both SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and CADE (Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education). Our faculty has an array of research interests in the applied science of nutrition, in areas such as organic and sustainable agriculture, sports nutrition, diabetes, obesity, pediatric and gerontology nutrition and food safety.
Our graduate program is designed for students who are interested in furthering their background in the field of nutrition as well as students who are looking for a new career path. The program consists of afternoon/evening courses totaling 34 credit hours, and can be completed part-time, or full-time in approximately 2 years. You can view the graduate courses on the following webpage:
The application requirements, and deadline dates for submission are listed on the following webpage:
General information about graduate programs available at Meredith College can be found at:
If you are in need of pre-requisite coursework you can take these courses in our undergraduate program before or after you have been admitted to the graduate program. There is the possibility (depending on your undergraduate background and the pre-requisite courses you have already completed) you may be accepted as a provisional graduate student which would allow you to begin some graduate coursework while you are completing any additional pre-requisites. You can view the pre-requisite courses on the following webpage:
If you are interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD), Meredith College also offers a Dietetic Internship. The Dietetic Internship program is a highly competitive applied clinical rotation for students who have completed or are in the processing of completing the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at an accredited institution and who wish to become registered dietitians (RD). The DI program at Meredith provides interns with 4 rotations, one in clinic, one in community and one in food service. Students then have the unique opportunity to define their own 3 week enrichment rotation in an area they are interested in. The application deadline for the DI is February 15 each year and the full-time program begins in August and end in May. We accept 13 new DI students each year. You can visit the Meredith College Dietetic Internship website at:
If you are interested in the Meredith Dietetic Internship it is necessary to complete all of the DPD (Didactic Program in Dietetics) requirements before applying to a Dietetic Internship. This series of undergraduate courses is accredited by the American Dietetic Association, and is equivalent to a 2nd major in Nutrition. These requirements can be found at:
The DPD and MS programs can be combined and many students take advantage of this opportunity. This process can be completed in a few different ways and if you are interested in both options we could discuss it in more detail.
I encourage you to set up an appointment, so that we may sit down together to discuss your future goals in detail, and review your undergraduate transcripts to get a better idea of which courses you have already fulfilled. You are also welcome to have copies or originals of your undergraduate transcripts sent to me at the address below and I will contact you, following receipt, to discuss your previous coursework.
As questions arise, or if you would like to schedule a time to meet, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
J. Nealie Tebb
Master of Nutrition Program Manager
& Admissions Counselor
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607