Middle Tennessee State University – MPS Degree

Middle Tennessee State University

Degree Offered: Master of Professional Studies (Leadership in Nutrition) (MPS-LIN)

Program Summary:

  • This 30-credit graduate program is a perfect mix of leadership and nutrition classes, with topics such as entrepreneurial skills, obesity, food and culture, ethics, research design and much more!
  • It is well-suited for all nutrition professionals interested in advancing their leadership knowledge and skills.
  • Financial aid is available and up to 6 credits may be awarded for dietetic internship experience at no cost.
  • The program is fully online and can typically be completed within 15 months (including the dietetic internship program).
  • For more information, visit the MTSU website or reach out directly to Dr. Janet Colson at Janet.Colson@mtsu.edu.

Middle Tennessee State University (Master of Professional Studies) – 15 Month Program Schedule

Semester Course Title Credits
Summer I
(mid May – mid Aug)
Prior to internship
PRST 6000
PRST 6600
NFS 6300*
Leading Organization Transformation
Statistical Analysis
Entrepreneurial Skills for Nutrition Professionals
(late Aug – mid Dec)
NutraCo DI begins
PRST 6100
HSC 6530
Professional Environment: Issues and Ethics
Effective Program Management
(mid Jan – early May)
NutraCo DI continues
PRST 6300
Choice of one:
BCED 5660
MGMT 6740
PRST 5510
COMM 6650
NFS 6210
Research Methods (prereq: statistics)
Choice of one:
Corporate Communication
Leadership and Motivation
Using Team to Facilitate Organizational Development
Conflict Management and Resolution
Current Issues in Micronutrients


Summer II
(mid May – mid Aug)
After internship
PRST 6998
Professional Project
Submit portfolio for 6 internship credits


*NFS 6300 may be completed in either Summer I or Summer II

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Accreditation Information

NutraCo Dietetic Internship is currently granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics