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Nutrition

Nutrition


Today's nutrition experts face a host of challenges —and an expanding field of career opportunities. The nation' s rapidly aging population will require special care, but many other issues also demand attention. Obesity, for example, is a leading risk factor for chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, yet it is also among the most preventable.

Providers and insurers can agree on one thing: the smartest way to reduce health care costs is through prevention. Unlike other graduate programs in nutrition, the nationally accredited Simmons program focuses on wellness and prevention. Our unique curriculum extends beyond acute care issues to promote community health and the practical aspects of working in the field of nutritional wellness. Course offerings provide guidance for establishing a practice by covering topics such as program planning and implementation, cultural diversity, and interdisciplinary care. Our small classroom setting is designed to ensure the highest degree of learning, discussion, teamwork, and individual attention.

Simmons offers a Master of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion, a Certificate in Sports Nutrition,a Certificate in the Didactic Program in Dietetics and a Dietetic Internship Program which is distinguished for providing exceptional preparation for registered dietitian licensure, with internship rotations in a variety of community-based health care settings.

Not Sure Which Program is Right for You?

We've created the following document that outlines details about the nutrition profession as well as information about the options available at Simmons:

What Nutrition Programs Am I Eligible For?

We also recommend visiting eatright.org to learn more about the profession, including details on becoming a registered dietitian.

to learn more about the profession, including details on becoming a registered dietitian.

We also recommend visiting  to learn more about the profession, including details on becoming a registered dietitian.

Current Simmons Undergraduate Students Wishing to Apply to MS in Nutrition as Juniors

If you are a second semester junior majoring in biology, exercise science, nutrition or public health,and you wish to apply to the MS program, you must have a 3.3 GPA at the end of the fall semster of junior year. Contact the Nutrition Department at 617-521-2718 to verify your eligibility to apply under this special arrangement.Contact the SNHS Office of Admission for the application. The application deadline is February 15 for consideration of entry to the fall semester one year in advance.