The Division of Nutrition at the University of Utah is an academic unit within the College of Health, which is currently one of the largest colleges at the University of Utah, and serves over 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Division supports the mission and vision of the Health Sciences Center and the University of Utah through excellence in education, research, clinical services and community outreach. The Division is an exciting place to learn about the breadth of the field of nutrition, prepare for a career as a health professional, and participate in community action to improve nutrition for all. Faculty members are nationally recognized scholars who are advancing the science of nutrition and how to translate these findings to individual and population behavior change that can improve quality of life and reduce health care costs.
The Division of Nutrition’s mission is to improve the health of a diverse society through:
- training the next generation of nutrition and dietetics professionals
- expanding the scope of knowledge in nutrition through research and discovery
- providing food and nutrition education to students in academic programs across campus
- engaging the community in sustainable efforts to provide healthful food and improve the quality of life for the people of Utah and the world
Our Faculty in the Community
Check out the latest from our faculty members!
- Thunder Jalili, Ph.D, Associate Professor - Nov. 5, 2015
- Tahmina Martelly, Associate Instructor - Nov. 10, 2015
- Making Thai Chicken Toast on Fox 13's The PLACE
- Julie Metos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Nov. 20-21, 2015
- Key-note speaker at the 3rd Annual Student Nutrition and School Feeding Conference November 20-21 in Beijing, China
- Conference was sponsored by the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Food Program of the World Health Organization
- Staci McIntosh, MS / RD, Assistant Professor - December 2015
- Represented the Nutrition Division in the local 2015 UUHC Holiday Food Drive
- UUHC goal was to raise 450,000 pounds of food for the Utah Food Bank this holiday season
Nutrition and Dietetics Employment Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in Nutrition and Dietetics are expected to increase about 20% through the year 2020. The median annual wage of dietitians and nutritionists was $53,250 in May 2010. For more information about careers in nutrition and dietetics visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.
Professional Exam Pass rates and Employment
The CMP program has a completion rate of 96% over the past five years. Registered dietitian exam pass rates have been excellent. Our students have an 89% first time pass rate and a 100% pass rate in the first year post-graduation. The Division of Nutrition is very proud of our students' employment rates. Over the past five years, ninety-seven percent of our students have found employment in the field of dietetics shortly after graduation.
Nutrition Science graduates find employment at academic research centers, industry research and development, and government agencies. Graduates are well prepared for further education including medical school, dental school, and other biomedical programs.
For additional information on the degree program that you are interested in, see Degree Programs. General advising sessions are held regularly; dates are posted on the website. For more information contact Kimberly Beck at 801-581-6730.
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Executive Secretary/Academic Coordinator
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