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Master of Science in Applied Nutrition

Gain the credentials needed for career advancement and position yourself as a leader in the nutrition field by earning your Master of Science in Applied Nutrition degree. In an effort to elevate the educational preparation of future dietitians, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will require a master’s level degree beginning in 2024 for registered nutritionists. UNE Online helps you earn the skills needed to stay competitive in the field. 

Designed for working professionals and career-changers passionate about nutrition, the flexibility of our program offers a customized degree plan without disrupting your life.

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

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Our support staff work with you every step of the way

Career Growth

Demand: Need for knowledgeable nutrition professionals has grown rapidly as global health trends reveal undisputed links between diet and health.

Credentials: By 2024, registered nutritionists and dietitians will be required by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to hold a minimum of a master's degree. Get a jump start now.

Return on Investment

#1  ranking among all Maine colleges and universities for 20-year student return on investment (2014, PayScale).

#1  ranking in the state of Maine for landing a job with a 92% graduate placement rate (2018, Zippia).

#2 was UNE's ranking in the nation for alumni reporting high "Job Meaning," according to Payscale.

Potential Jobs

  • health education
  • food & nutrition communications
  • nutrition program design & implementation 
  • evaluation of nutrition programs
  • nutrition business development and marketing
  • community programs
  • workplace wellness management


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