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Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Admission Mission Statement

The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology is committed to training clinical and research leaders in dietetics, nutrition, and metabolism investigations. Our programs impart knowledge in a culture that fosters teamwork, professionalism, and compassion, producing exceptional graduates who are prepared to improve the lives of all members of our society. To achieve these aims, we admit individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds and experiences who display academic excellence, community service, and leadership potential. NUIP evaluates applicants on a wide range of criteria, including academic performance, personal statements, life experiences, and extracurricular activities. Using this holistic admissions process, we strive to recruit a diverse class of students and create a dynamic learning environment that prepares graduates to serve all sectors of our communities.

Learn more about our department's efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive climate. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Application Deadline


JANUARY 15th 11:59PM | Mountain Time

To ensure that your application is evaluated by the Office of Admissions as quickly as possible, we highly recommend adding recommendation providers and sending all official transcripts to the Office of Admission at the beginning of your application process. Please note, all transcripts uploaded to your admission application are considered unofficial.

Visit the Registrar's website for transcript FAQs.


To be eligible to apply to the ACEND accredited Coordinated Master's Program, students must have:

  1. Completed a bachelor's degree (in any discipline) 
  2. Completed all the required prerequisites.

How to Apply

The CMP program begins Fall semester and the application deadline for matriculation is January 15th. The selection committee meets in March with notification of acceptance/non-acceptance issued by April 5th.

Submit your application online using Slate portal



Ensure all professional memberships, professional publications and conference paper presentations, internship experiences, and civic/volunteer activities are included on your CV. 


500 word statement describing your motivation for becoming a registered dietitian. Include autobiographical information related to past growth or future potential, relevant experience, volunteer or work experience with medically underserved populations, leadership positions in a volunteer or work setting, and a supporting statement of how the degree will help you achieve your professional goals.


Three academic recommendations are highly recommended, however, 2 academic and 1 professional is accepted. 

Add recommendation providers at the beginning of your application process, to provide an ample amount of time for submission before the application deadline. You will provide the names and contact information for the individuals who will submit letters of recommendation in support of your application. Slate will contact each recommender via email with further instructions LoR (s) due by the application deadline, January 15th. No LoR will be accepted after the deadline.


List all required courses completed prior to the beginning of the program. Also, enter prerequisite equivalency with any additional details, and the specific prerequisite course requirement this fulfills. If you are interested in the Sports Nutrition Concentration, then complete the Exercise Physiology prerequisite prior to admission to the CMP.

Equivalent courses from accredited institutions are accepted. To confirm course equivalency, contact Amy Reeder, CMP advisor, at for a transcript review. 

  • Starting in the Fall of 2022, the CMP will no longer enroll students into the Sports Nutrition and Nutrition Education Research concentrations. Instead, students will have the opportunity to choose their concentration after admission into the program. Advising will be provided to students in the Fall of their first year to guide this decision.

Test of Spoken English (TSE), is required only for those whose native language is not English. Test dates must fall within two years of submitting your application and paying your application fee to be valid. The Admission Office cannot use expired test scores to evaluate the English proficiency requirement.

  • TOEFL: 80 or higher
  • IELTS: 6.5 or higher

Enter your scores in the "Test Scores" application section. Your scores are verified by international admission when they receive the official scores

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam - arrange for your most recent scores to be sent electronically to the University of Utah (School code: 4853). Department code is not necessary. The TOEFL score is preferred but we also accept the IELTS test scores. IELTS scores must be sent to your testing center to the University of Utah, Admission Office electronically.

Find out more on how applicants can demonstrate English proficiency


There are two essential steps to submitting transcripts:

  1. Send official transcripts directly to the University of Utah Admissions Office (students will not be permitted to continue their enrollment until all official transcripts are received by the Office of Admissions)
  2. Upload a copy (official or unofficial are accepted) to your application portal

Both steps must be completed before the application deadline. If you skip a either step it will delay the processing of our application, and may  result in your application being dismissed not reviewed. 


Official printed transcripts can be dropped off in a closed envelope sealed with adhesive at the International Admissions service window in the Student Services Building (SSB) or mailed to:

The University of Utah
Office of Admissions
201 South 1460 East, Room 250S
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA

Accepted electronic transcript services:

!!When requesting your transcripts using any of these services, please use the email (DO NOT send official transcripts via email or fax, as they will not be accepted)!!

If you are an international student, please visit the International Admissions Office website.

For other questions about sending transcripts to the University of Utah and to determine if your transcript has been received, contact our graduate admissions team at or 801-581-8761.


In the "Academic History" section, click on "Add Institution" and fill in all the information in the pop-up box, then select "Choose File" to upload a PDF or Scanned Pages of your transcripts (unofficial or official are accepted). All transcripts submitted with your application are considered unofficial and are used for department initial review and is a separate process from the transcripts that you sent directly to the Admissions Office. 

For more information on international application documents, please visit the International Admissions Office website.



The Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah awards scholarships and other forms of financial support (teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, and other funding types) on a competitive basis. Incoming students (those who are in the process of applying) must complete the financial support questions in the "Additional Materials" section of the Slate portal during the application process. The financial support questions will then be evaluated by the selection committee during the admissions application review process. Notification of financial support and/or scholarship recipients will be included within acceptance letters. Please note, answering the financial support questions will make you eligible to be considered for all NUIP financial support opportunities and scholarships.

View all available scholarships.


For additional information about the graduate application process, visit the the University of Utah Graduate School website

Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP)

The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology offers an Individual Supervised Practice Pathway for doctoral degree holders to fulfill supervised practice hours in an ACEND accredited program.


Individuals who are interested in the ISPP pathway should contact Kary Woodruff, PhD, RD, CSSD at or (801) 585-5936. 

Students should apply using the University of Utah’s electronic application system, Slate, at  The Following are required:

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  2. Transcripts from each Institution attended, must be uploaded in the "Academic History" section of the Slate portal.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from instructors and/or employers
  4. Assessment of prior learning: Applicants submit their transcripts, a resume, and any additional information on their work experience to the program director. The program director and the academic advisor evaluate the candidate’s prior learning to determine any coursework that is required as part of the ISPP pathway. 
  5. Personal statement of approximately 500 words indicating goals for the supervised practice experience and why the student desires eligibility for the registration examination for dietitians
  6. Applications are due April 15 for Fall semester and September 15 for Spring semester.


Contact Us

Amy Reeder

Amy Reeder, MS, RD, CDE

CMP Graduate Advisor

Carisse Winegar

Program Manager - Academics

Nutrition and Integrative Physiology