Students who choose to pursue Pitt’s Coordinated Master in Nutrition and Dietetics degree are ahead of the game! In 2024, all Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs) entering the field will be required to have a masters level degree to enter the profession. The Masters curriculum is a combination of didactic coursework and supervised practice which includes required competencies and student elective courses affording graduates a strong foundation in medical nutrition therapy and eligibility to sit for the Registration Exam for Dietitians.
The Sports Medicine (SM) program focuses on enhancing the knowledge base in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illness. Athletic Trainers, other health care professionals and individuals interested in sports medicine will find the curriculum well-suited to meet their post-professional goals and objectives. Several graduate assistantships are available for applicants who are Certified Athletic Trainers.
The Wellness and Human Performance (WHP) program is designed for students seeking graduate training to develop knowledge and skills related to nutrition and exercise in maintaining and improving health and physical performance. Primary areas of focus pertain to education and training in sports nutrition, health and wellness coaching, and the use of nutrition and exercise for the prevention and management of obesity and related chronic diseases.