Help others live longer, healthier Lives: Become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Graduate Program in Clinical Nutrition.

If you want to become a nutrition expert with the MS RDN credential, explore UB’s accredited graduate degree program in clinical nutrition. 

RDNs are equipped to meet the emerging health care needs of patients facing an array of chronic conditions, including obesity, diabetes and hypertension. As a result, the employment of RDNs is projected to grow eight percent by 2029--more than twice as fast as the national average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

We provide experiences spanning five major areas of dietetics practice:

  • medical nutrition therapy for people and groups
  • nutrition communication, education and technology
  • management of food and nutrition programs
  • leadership and business
  • research and evidence-informed practice

The program has affiliations with over 150 practice sites. You’ll develop the competence to practice in 1:1 settings at organizations in Western New York, including large medical centers such as Buffalo General Medical Center.

What you’ll gain:

  • the ability to understand and translate scientific--and oftentimes detailed--research to successfully improve community health and wellness.
  • skills to assess and design nutrition plans to maximize health and performance; manage nutrition programs; and provide clinical nutrition expertise as an integral member of a collaborative health care team.
  • competency in interprofessional collaboration and communication, health promotion, disease prevention and intervention for a diverse society.

You’ll also benefit from UB's commitment to fostering a comprehensive and inclusive learning environment and access to world-class faculty and facilities, interdisciplinary collaboration, experiential learning and creative thinking.