Department of Nutritional Sciences
Live Your Values as a Future Nutrition & Dietetics Professional
The Department of Nutritional Sciences prepares students for future careers in nutrition and dietetics. Our students gain hands-on experience in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital facilities, the Jefferson Simulation Center, and with partner facilities throughout the Center City Philadelphia area and the greater region.
Our departmental values emphasize:
- Social justice advocacy and equity
- Interprofessional practice
- Diverse and inclusive environments
MS in Nutrition & Dietetic Practice/RDN Program
The Jefferson MS/RDN Program is designed to emphasize keystone aspects of dietetic practice: communication, interprofessional practice, sustainability, leadership, management, and research.
Students will be trained to look beyond the disease and see the whole patient. They will be required to examine the disparities in our healthcare system and consider how RDNs can help combat these inequities. We expect our graduates to be professionals who practice with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to equitable care and social justice advocacy.
Kati Fosselius, MS, RDN, LDN
Director, MS in Nutrition & Dietetic Practice Program
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics. These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice.