Do you want to help people be healthier — whether to prevent or manage disease or maximize their performance — by improving their diet? Whatever your passion, the University of Central Missouri has a Nutrition program for you. Get the education and skills you need at UCM to promote health and wellness in a variety of settings. We offer Nutrition minors that enhance many areas of undergraduate study and master’s degree programs that meet your exact career goals as well as guidelines from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
UCM offers two pathways to a career in nutrition:
Named a top U.S. nutrition program
15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
Access to modern labs
Automatic Clinical Nutrition scholarship
Online and hybrid master’s degrees
Expert faculty mentorship for your goals
As a UCM Nutrition student, whether undergraduate or graduate, you’ll get a first-rate education through:
The rise of preventable diseases and conditions, combined with more people desiring to be healthy, have in turn driven a rise in demand for Nutrition graduates. No matter your goal for your career in health and wellness, know that your education from the University of Central Missouri will have successfully prepared you for the job at hand.
As a graduate of our Clinical Nutrition master’s program, you’ll be eligible — and ready — to sit for the RDN exam by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Upon your certification, you’ll be able to provide medical nutrition therapy or serve as a nutrition expert in various settings, such as fitness centers or schools.
Our Sport Nutrition offerings prepare you to help others meet their health and fitness goals in sports- and community-related organizations and programs. If you’re a current RDN, the Sport Nutrition graduate program will allow you to fulfill ACEND’s new requirement for a master’s degree without the need for supervised experiential learning.
New guidelines by ACEND require students, by 2024, to have a master’s degree to sit for the RDN certification exam. To support our students, UCM offers:
As a result, our Dietetics undergraduate program will close in May 2023 and is no longer accepting students.
UCM’s Nutrition program received candidacy accreditation in fall 2021 for the FEM graduate program, which includes coursework and supervised experiential learning components. Upon their completion, students receive a verification statement and are eligible to take the RDN certification exam. Our master’s degree in Sport Nutrition provides a path for students who are already RDNs.