General Information

Master’s degree students may wish to combine their graduate studies with a dietetic internship.  BGSU’s dietetic internship program is currently granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  In addition to completing the Master’s degree admission requirements, applicants must participate through the D&D dietetic internship-matching program.  For more information about the dietetics internships at BGSU, see

If you wish to pursue becoming a Registered Dietitian but do not have a F&N/dietetic undergraduate degree, please contact Carrie Hamady, Undergraduate Dietetics Director at  She will review your transcripts and help you plan your course of study to meet the didactic requirements based on the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Standards in order to earn a verification statement.  This may require one or more years of undergraduate coursework on the campus of BGSU.  MFN graduate courses may be used to meet some but not all of the didactic requirements.  If you do not have a F&N/dietetic undergraduate degree, completion of the MFN degree alone will not provide you with a verification statement toward a dietetic internship.


Graduate Coordinator:
Kerri Knippen
122  Health & Human Services

Dietetic Internship Program Director:
Christine Haar
121 Health & Human Services
Dietetic Internship Site


Faculty and professional advisors are committed to helping all students succeed. Students in the graduate program receive advising from food and nutrition faculty.


The graduate Food and Nutrition program is completed in two years and will result in a Masters of Food and Nutrition.


The Graduate program is housed in the Health and Human Services Building.

Opportunities are available for students to interact and conduct research with professionals in the field and related disciplines, such as faculty in the departments of biology and chemistry at BGSU, faculty at the University of Toledo Medical Center, and professionals working in community/public/clinical nutrition and the food industry. Students have also interacted with community agencies through partnership grants awarded to faculty.

For students who are interested in completing the MFN degree after completing the dietetic internship & graduate certificate program, please review the following resource about continuing from the the dietetic internship to the MFN degree.