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Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences:

Great Plains idea
The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education
Online Master’s Degree
Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) is a consortium of
distinguished, accredited universities offering fully
online graduate programs. Each university brings
a unique strength in faculty and curriculum to the
multi-institution program. Students choose a home
university where they apply, are admitted, register
for courses, and receive their degree. Online courses
are taught by the best faculty in each discipline from
several universities. Students pay one common price
per credit hour regardless of which university is their
degree-granting institution.

Colorado State University
Kansas State University
Iowa State University
Oklahoma State University
North Dakota State University
South Dakota State University
Montana State University
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PO Box 6050, Dept. 2020
Fargo ND 58108-6050

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About the program Program of Study method of delivery
15 credit hours core courses
Dietetics is one of the most dynamic and The courses in this program are taught by
versatile of the health-related professions, and 15 credit hours electives the same instructors who teach on campus at
this program prepares Registered Dietitians the participating universities. Curriculum is
to practice at an advanced level or pursue 6 credit hours thesis or additional specially adapted for the online environment
doctoral study. A degree in dietetics allows elective coursework to ensure students receive the same quality
Depending on the requirements of the degree-granting
students to integrate and apply principles from institution. education as they would experience on campus.
the biomedical sciences, human behavior, and
management to design and lead effective food Courses offered Course schedules are determined by the
and nutrition programs in a variety of settings. • Phytochemicals teaching institution, but do not have set class
• Functional Foods
• Entrepreneurship
times, allowing students to access course
With this degree you will be able to • Maternal & Child Nutrition content when it is convenient for them.
• Apply cutting-edge information in food, • Pediatric Clinical Nutrition Students meet deadlines as outlined by the
nutrition, food service management, and • Obesity Across the Lifespan
instructor, and interact with instructors
wellness to enhance dietetics practice • Micronutrients in Human Nutrition
• Accounting Concepts & Analysis and other students through e-mail, chats,
• Evaluate and apply new research concepts
and theories within the profession of
• International Nutrition & World Hunger discussion boards, and other interactive
• Nutrition & Human Performance
dietetics methods. Students must have access to a
• Nutrition & Physical Activity in Aging
• Understand public policy and current • Nutritional Counseling & Education Methods computer, e-mail, and the Internet.
systems of health care delivery with • Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

Benefits of online
• Nutrition Education in the Community
particular reference to the role of the
• Advanced Nutrition: Nutrigenomics, Nutrigenetics &
Advanced Lipid Metabolism in Human Nutrition
• Nutrition & Wellness

• Advance your career

• Increase your earning potential
• Maintain work and family commitments
• Interact with instructors and classmates
from across the nation