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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.


  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


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

Learn about the full curriculum.

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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.


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