The Coordinated Master's Program (CMP) prepares entry level dietitians that practice in clinical and community nutrition programs to advance the science and practice of dietetics. Graduates of this program, which is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, have an exceptionally high pass rate on the national exam for registered dietitians. The program takes 2 years to complete and offers concentrations in Nutrition, Education, and Research; and Sports Nutrition.
The Coordinated Master’s Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (CMP) is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The program is accredited for enrollment of 15 first year and 15 second year students each year with two concentrations: Nutrition Education & Research and Sports Nutrition. The program is also has an Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) track for up to 5 students who have or are working towards a PhD. Accreditation by ACEND requires the program to submit a self-study report every 5 years, which is peer-reviewed for adherence to the ACEND Accreditation Standards. A rigorous site-visit is performed every 10 years and in 2014 the CMP was comprehensively reviewed and recognized for providing quality dietetics education.
For more information on the importance of accreditation for dietetics programs, please visit www.eatright.org/acend
In 2015, the Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NUIP) graduate programs successfully completed a ten-year Graduate School review. Reviewers internal and external to the University reviewed a self-study prepared by NUIP and each performed a site visit.
Reviewers noted the quality teaching, research and service provided by the department, the high morale of the faculty and the valuable learning outcomes and outcomes assessments designed by the department.
The University of Utah is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Nutrition and Dietetics Employment Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in Nutrition and Dietetics are expected to increase about 20 percent 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 dietetics program has a completion rate of 96 percent over the past five years. Registered dietitian exam pass rates have been excellent. Our students have 93 percent first time pass rate and a 100 percent pass rate in the first year post-graduation. Over the past five years, ninety-seven percent of our students have found employment in the field of dietetics shortly after graduation.