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Dietetic students will be required to complete the Kinesiology and Health MS degree in following the requirements outlined under the Exercise Science and Health concentration. Recently, the degree requirements were changed to a total of 30 credit hours to more closely align with the Ohio Board of Regents guidelines.

A program of study is specified in an individual academic plan approved by the student’s guidance committee. This committee will include the Internship program director and/or nutrition faculty. The degree includes research coursework, area of concentration coursework, capstone experience, and successful completion of a final certifying examination.

Sample Program of Study*

Course Number Course Title and Credits
EHS 667 or 668
Behavioral Statistics (3)

KNH 668

Advanced Physiology and Biophysics of Human Activity (3)

KNH 621

Research Foundations in Kinesiology and Health (3)

KNH 654

Physical Activity Motivation (3)

KNH 553

Advanced Nutrition Assessment and Counseling (3)

KNH 640

Internship (9)

KNH 600

Independent Reading

KNH 620

Research Experience (3)

KNH 685

Exercise, Aging, and Health Promotion (3)

*Students must satisfy the requirements outlined under the Exercise and Health Science concentration. The table above simply shows one possible roadmap.

Dietetic Internship Experience Hours

1. Clinical (13 weeks = 464 hours)
2. Community (12 weeks = 432 hours)
3. Food Service (8 weeks = 256 hours)
4. Elective Rotation (2 weeks = 64 hours)
5. Staff Relief (2 weeks = 64 hours)

TOTAL = 1280 Hours

The preceding table does not reflect all of the academic requirements to earn a graduate degree. A complete list of academic requirements for a graduate degree in Kinesiology and Health with an Exercise and Health Science concentration is located online.

All students must complete all dietetic internship program requirements in order to graduate and receive a verification statement to be submitted to ACEND.

Miami University has established a time limit for completion of Master’s degrees of five years. Please refer to the Miami University Graduate School website for this policy,

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