Division of Nutrition

Coordinated Master's Program in Dietetics

Program Overview

The Division of Nutrition at the University of Utah provides professional training in dietetics with an emphasis on the interpretation of scientific findings. The Coordinated Master's Program (CMP) is fully accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Strong foundations in clinical nutrition, nutrition education, and research methodology form the core curriculum. This program requires at least 63 semester hours of academic work including 16 semester hours in a variety of supervised practice settings.  Clinical, foodservice management and community rotations are completed during the first summer.  Capstone supervised practice related to the student's concentration area is completed during the second year of the CMP.

This program, in addition to providing a Master of Science degree, prepares the student to take the national examination to become a registered dietitian. Graduates from the Division of Nutrition at the University of Utah consistently exceed the national pass rate on the registered dietitian examination.

Coordinated Masters Program - Concentrations

The Coordinated Masters Program's Nutrition Education and Research Concentration integrates scientific principles of nutrition with critical thinking and communication skills.  The concentration prepares students to conduct and interpret research and to communicate evidence based nutrition advice and counseling.

The University of Utah’s Division of Nutrition is proud to be one of the few graduate programs in the country and the only PAC-12 University that offers a Sports Nutrition Concentration. The Sports Nutrition Concentration is designed to integrate scientific principles of nutrition as they relate to exercise and sports and prepare students to become Board Certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Program Mission

The Coordinated Master’s Program (CMP) develops entry level dietitians who are prepared to practice clinical and community nutrition and advance the science and practice of dietetics in the fields of 1) Nutrition Education and Research and 2) Sports Nutrition.

  Program Goals

  • The program will develop graduates who are competent professionals with advanced degrees who are prepared for entry level dietetic careers in a variety of environments including 1) nutrition education and research and 2) sports nutrition.

  • The program will prepare graduates of all tracks and concentrations to progress to leadership roles in nutrition and dietetics.

Further information on program outcomes such as RD exam pass rate, time to employment and satisfaction with the CMP are available from the program director at julie.metos@hsc.utah.edu or 801-587-3024.


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