Online nutrition master’s program rated top in U.S.

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NC State University recently ranked number one in the nation when it comes to online master’s of nutrition programs, according to BestColleges.com.

The non-thesis degree in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences totals 36 credit hours, six of which are obtained through a direct practicum or internship. Emphasis options include human nutrition, food science, food or bioprocessing. Courses incorporate nine credits of professional skills development that qualify students for the Professional Science Masters (PSM) designation.

According to the Dr. Jonathan C. Allen, FBNS’ graduate programs director, students who complete the program have a broad yet fundamental understanding of nutritional science and related fields. NC State uses two learning management systems, Moodle and WolfWare Classic, the latter developed at NC State. The combination allows course content to be entirely web-based and also increases the level of interaction between students, classmates and instructors.

Although most online coursework can be completed asynchronously, Blackboard Collaborate is used for synchronous elements, while assignments, homework, tests and quizzes are done through WebAssign, a software tool.

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