Bachelor's & Master's Degree



Do you want to help people be healthy with food? Professionals use the science of nutrition to assist people of all backgrounds and ages to optimize health. Dietitians make a difference in people’s lives by being change-agents anywhere there are people and food – in hospitals and clinics, schools, non-profit organizations, government, the food industry, and much more.

The Coordinated Program (CP) is recognized as an accelerated program resulting in both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Students complete:

  • Three years of prerequisites. This is considered the pre-dietetics sequence.
  • Two years in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

Admittance to this program is a selective process. It is not a stand-alone master’s program or designed for individuals who already have their RDN, but may accommodate people with prior degrees.

Classes You Might Take

  • Human Nutrition
  • Food Chemistry & Analysis
  • Medical Terminology
  • General Biochemistry
  • Nutritional Assessment

Learn about the full curriculum.

Why CAFNR for Dietetics

The Accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Mizzou is well known for its expertise in clinical nutrition.

Career Possibilities

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Employers & Internship Locations

Children’s Mercy Hospital • Hy-Vee • Missouri Department of Health & Human Services • Columbia Public Schools • University of Missouri Health Care • Compass Health Network • Cerner • Bamboo Nutrition • St. Louis City Department of Health • Fulton State Hospital • Dialysis Clinics Incorporated • Central Missouri Food Bank

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by:

Academy of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995

Phone: (312) 899-0040 or 1(800) 877-1600, ext. 5400

Signature Experience

Accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program

The Accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Mizzou is one of the oldest in the country and only one of two in the state. This competitive program puts students on a direct path to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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Admissions and Application

This degree offers a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Nutrition and Foods, followed by entry into the Masters of Science in Dietetics. Students are admitted as undergraduates after completing prerequisites for admission and going through an application and interview process.

  • Current students: Contact your advisor for information about changing to this major.
  • New students: Apply to MU and choose Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Nutrition and Foods as your major.

Cost and Financial Aid

Learn more about tuition costs, scholarship opportunities and financial aid at Mizzou.

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