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Nutrition Division

 

The Nutrition Division within the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, offers a fully online Master of Science in Nutrition degree program (36 credits) as well as an Advanced Certificate in Nutrition program (15 credits).

The Nutrition Division within the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook Medicine offers

In addition to the general course sequence option, concentrations are available in

Advanced Nutrition Therapy & Critical Care
                             This concentration provides advanced training in nutrition therapy for acute/critical inpatient care. It is most appropriate for registered dietitians seeking to advance their knowledge in the evolving and often controversial area of critical care for both adult and pediatric populations
Integrative Nutrition Therapy
The growing interest and evidence-base for integrative nutrition therapy warrants a concentration focused on this area. This concentration is appropriate for students interested in applying food and the judicious use of supplements to optimize health and prevent disease progression.
Sustainable Food Systems & Health
This concentration provides a strong background in food systems and policies that impact food access, food quality and sustainability of the food system. It is most appropriate for students interested in developing and evaluating projects and policies that impact land stewardship, food justice and nutrition guidelines for population health.

Core courses include Macronutrients and Metabolic Regulation, Advanced Nutrition in Clinical Practice I, Advanced Communication and Counseling, Research Methods in Nutrition, Statistics, and Applications of Nutrition Research Literature.

The program is designed to meet the needs of students of varying backgrounds, including practicing physicians, dietitian/nutritionists and other health care practitioners with strong practical skills, as well as post-baccalaureate students training to be health care providers with more recent basic science training.

*For undergraduate DPD students who will be applying to a dietetic internship, please find more information on the “DI-bound students” tab

 

*This program does NOT prepare graduates to become a Registered Dietitian.

In order to practice as a Registered Dietitian, completion of an accredited Dietetic Internship program is required.  This graduate nutrition program does NOT satisfy ANY of the DPD requirements that would enable you to apply to a Dietetic Internship program or to sit for the RD exam. For more information on becoming a RD or nutritionist, please visit www.eatrightpro.org/resources/career/become-an-rdn-or-dtr or take a look at the file, Becoming-a-Registered-Dietitian.pdf.

 

* For undergraduate DPD students who will be applying to a dietetic internship, please find more information on the Information for the DI-Bound Student tab.

 

STONY BROOK  CITED IN 2018 EDITION OF US NEWS & WORLD REPORT BEST GRADUATE SCHOOLS

  • 57th ranking overall for "Best Medical Schools: Research"
  • Among the top 50 public universities in the nation (U.S.News & World Report).
  • Member of the invitation-only Association of American Universities, comprising the 62 leading research institutions in North America.

STONY BROOK RANKS #5 IN BEST ONLINE MASTER’S IN NUTRITION PROGRAMS