I completed my dietetic internship through Louisiana Tech and was impressed with how organized the program was. I was pleased that I could complete the course work for the MS degree while working full-time due to the numerous courses offered online. The chat sessions allowed me to interact with other dietitians in my classes and gain insight into how they did things at their facilities.
Misti Walker, MS, RD, LDN (2010 graduate)
The online classes were appealing to me, because I knew I would be able to work while taking classes. I liked the flexibility. I liked being able to “have class” on my living room sofa early in the morning before work.
Kristi Mathews, MS, RD, LDN (2009 graduate)
The variety of course offerings was great. The program provided a well-rounded curriculum that still allowed me to focus on my areas of interest. The professors are well respected in the dietetic community, excellent researchers, and outstanding educators as well, a rare combination. My committee members consistently provided words of encouragement, giving me the extra “push” to get the job done.
Jennifer Guin, MS, RD, LDN (2010 Graduate)
I chose the thesis option because I liked the challenge. I wanted the experience of proposal and manuscript preparation. I chose my research topic based on my personal interest in childhood obesity prevention. After reviewing the literature and networking with professionals, I shared my project vision with my committee, who helped me tweak my ideas into a doable project.
Elizabeth Ollendike, MS, RD (2010 Graduate)
I selected the non-thesis option because it best suited my interests and time allowance. In the non-thesis option, you take more classes, which I enjoyed. The classes covered a wide range of nutrition topics of interest to me. With guidance from my wonderful professors, I chose my non-thesis research project (barriers to use of the ADA nutrition care process and standardized language) based on my experiences in the dietetic internship.
Contact us for more information:
Dr. Yeonsoo Kim, Graduate Coordinator
PO Box 3167
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272