Online Format Saves Academic Program
In 2006, New York Institute of Technology’s graduate clinical nutrition program was in trouble: enrollments were way down, and the prospects for attracting more students were not good. Similar programs with lower tuition and in more convenient locations made NYIT’s program less appealing. It seemed that it was just a matter of time before the school pulled the plug on this program. In a last-ditch effort to save the program, the department decided to switch from face-to-face to online delivery to try to reach an untapped student market for the program.