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Graduate Pathway in Nutrition

INTO Illinois State University, United States
Graduate Pathway in Nutrition
Next enrollment cycle August 2024 See all cycles
Total Cost KES 4,155,180
Course Accredited By NA
1 Years On Campus Postgraduate Pathway Programme

Graduate Pathway program offering the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation to successfully move on to master’s degrees.
An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Nutrition will prepare the student to enter their next semester of master’s degree program at Illinois State University.

  • The FND graduate option is best suited for registered dietitians seeking a master's degree or individuals with a bachelor's degree who want to become eligible for an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship, the next step in becoming a registered dietitan (R.D.).
  • Illinois State University Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Students can choose from one- to two-semester Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to Illinois State provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Accelerated

  • Start dates January August
  • Program length 1 Semester

Standard

  • Start dates January August
  • Program length 2 Semesters

Enrollment Cycles

  • August 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

Standard
Age requirement

  • 17

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Food, Nutrition, Dietetics or related field with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Students without a background in food, nutrition or dietetics can apply but will have to complete up to 3 prerequisites as part of the Pathway program.

English language entry requirements

  • 2 Semesters: TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Accelerated
Age requirement

  • 17

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Food, Nutrition, Dietetics or related field with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Students without a background in food, nutrition or dietetics can apply but will have to complete up to 3 prerequisites as part of the Pathway program.

English language entry requirements

  • 1 Semester: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 105.
  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • IDS 403 Writing for Academic Purposes 3 Credits
  • IDS 405 Reading for Academic Purposes 3 Credits
  • FCS 401 Theories and Contemporary Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences 3 Credits
  • Elective Class 3 Credits
  • Total 12 Credits

Semester 2

  • IDS 401 Advanced Writing for Graduate Students 3 Credits
  • FCS 445 Statistics in Applied Science and Technology 3 Credits
  • Elective Class 3 Credits
  • Total 9 Credits

Notes * These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

  • This program leads to a master's in Nutrition. Students cannot become registered dietitians in the US with this program.

Elective Class Listings:

  • FCS 311 - Community Nutrition;
  • FCS 312 - Medical Nutrition Therapy; FCS 317 - Nutrition and Metabolism;
  • FCS 318 - Food Services Management;
  • FCS 319 - Quantity Foods;
  • FCS 415 - Nutrition for Health and Physical Fitness;
  • FCS 417 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy;
  • FCS 420 - Advanced Nutrition

Additional Admissions Information:

  • Students without a background in nutrition can apply but will have to complete up to 3 pre-requisites as part of the Pathway program.

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