Tennessee Nutrition Degree Programs, Online Included

There are currently nine ACEND-accredited didactic nutrition programs in the state of Tennessee leading to a Bachelor of Nutrition degree, and nine Master's programs leading to either a Master of Science in Nutrition degree or a Master of Public Health in Nutrition degree.

Some of those schools offering Master's level programs also have dietetic internship options for a more coordinated experience. There are nutrition-related PhD programs in the state, but none are currently ACEND accredited.

Are there online nutrition degrees in Tennessee?

There are multiple campus based and online nutrition degrees in Tennessee that are ACEND-accredited. As of January, 2024, students earning a Bachelor's degree from an ACEND-accredited DPD program who wish to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD or RDN) can then apply to a Master of Science program, and then complete 1,000 hours of supervisory experience, otherwise known a Dietetic Internship, and then apply for, and pass the CDR exam to earn the credential.

There are other online nutrition programs in Tennessee, including the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, UT Martin, Nashville State, MTSU, and Tennessee Tech University. Not all are ACEND accredited nutrition degree programs. A few schools offer both options for concentration, either a general nutrition science degree or a dietetics (ACEND) degree that can provide a path to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist program (RDN) credential.

School Program Admissions
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MPH/Registered Dietitian (MPH/RD)
Three CEPH-accredited concentrations: MPH Leadership, MPH Nutrition, MPH Registered Dietitian (MPH/RD).
Winthrop University Online Master of Science in Human Nutrition
ACEND-Aligned Curriculum. Gain comprehensive knowledge and leading-edge skills needed to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Certifying Examination. Online students who meet GRE requirements and have a DPD verification statement can apply for our dietetic internship.
University of West Florida Online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Gain general fundamental health knowledge, provide health services to individuals and communities, become an occupational therapist, nutritionist or physician assistant with further education.
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Are there online Dietician degree programs in Tennessee?

Yes, there are online nutrition degree programs at Tennessee universities. Currently only Master's level degrees are attainable fully online, like a Master of Science in Community Health and Nutrition online, or a Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a Dietetics concentration. Some of the online Master's degree programs are geared toward individuals who already have previously earned the RD/RDN credential, or are looking to apply to a graduate program with a path to complete requirements to apply to sit for the CDR exam and earn the credential.

Other programs have hybrid options (combination of on-campus and online coursework) with experiential learning done in person, in clinic or in community settings. For example, Nashville-based Lipscomb University's popular Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship (Combined) program can be completed in five semesters. It is accredited by ACEND and is a pathway to become an RDN. The first year can be completed online (didactic program), on campus or in a hybrid format. The second year must be completed in-person on campus to earn the required 1,000+ experiential hours.

Online nutrition degrees in Tennessee

University Degree Program Accreditation Format

Campus-based and online dietetics and nutrition degrees in Tennessee

University Degree Program Accreditation Format

Carson-Newman University

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

Catherine Austin Dietetic Internship Program

MS in Dietetic Internship ACEND Campus

East Tennessee State University

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

East Tennessee State University

MS in Dietetic Internship ACEND Campus

Lipscomb University

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

Lipscomb University

MS in Dietetic Internship ACEND Campus

Middle Tennessee State University

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

Tennessee State University

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

Tennessee Tech University

Graduate Program (MS) ACEND Campus

Tennessee Technological University

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

The University of Memphis

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

The University of Memphis

MS in Dietetic Internship ACEND Campus

The University of Tennessee at Martin

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

The University of Tennessee at Martin

MS in Dietetic Internship ACEND Campus

The University of Tennessee Knoxville

BS in Didactic Program in Dietetics ACEND Campus

The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Graduate Program (MS) ACEND Campus

The University of Tennessee Knoxville

MPH, MS, PhD in Dietetic Internship ACEND Campus

University of Tennessee

Master of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Campus

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

MPH ACEND Campus
Tennessee Nutrition Programs
Information about these Tennessee nutrition programs was hand-gathered through a lot of research on the web. Several sources we used include: ACEND, ASN, CEPH, IPEDS, and more. You can also contact us if you see a missing school or program, or a degree needs adjusted.

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