Dietetics Administration, MDA

Stand at the Forefront of Nutrition

As a registered dietitian, you can balance your career with USU's online master's in dietetics administration. Receive in-depth training in management and leadership in food and nutrition program administration. There is a growing need nationwide for professionally educated managers and leaders at local, district, state, and federal levels in food and nutrition programs. You are an authority in dietetics and this program empowers you to lead others to establishing healthy initiatives.

Degree at a Glance

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*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2022-2023 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

A master's in dietetic administration prepares you for a career in a variety of settings, including schools, universities, hospital food services, public health programs, and clinical practice. You can become a dietitian and nutritionist, a health specialties teacher, fitness and bg-light p-3ness coordinator, a health educator, and more.


Median Pay*

  • Dietitian and Nutritionist – $60,370
  • Health Specialties Teacher – $97,370
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinator – $82,850
  • Health Educator – $54,220

*O*Net OnLine, Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, 2019

Why Earn a Dietetic Administration Degree from USU Online

The faculty teaching courses in the dietetic administration master's program have vast experience in dietetic fields. You will learn best techniques for becoming an adminstrator and leader, as well as discover how to apply what you learn in your current career. Through courses like advanced management in dietetics and current issues in dietetics, you will know how to approach a variety of problems and guide teams to success.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Martha.

Martha Archuleta

Martha Archuleta, PhD
Dietetics Administration Professor
(435) 797-4239