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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


To be eligible to apply to the ACEND accredited Coordinated Master's Program, students must have completed a bachelor's degree (in any discipline) and completed all the required prerequisites.

Application Deadline


 February 15th 11:59 PM | Mountain Time

How to Apply

The CMP program begins Fall semester and the application deadline for matriculation is February 15th. If you are interested in receiving financial support, your final step in the application process will be to complete and send the Scholarship Application to by February 15th 11:59 pm, to be considered to receive a scholarship. The selection committee meets in March with notification of acceptance/non-acceptance issued by April 5th.

ApplyYourself Step-by-Step Guide

Submit your application online using ApplyYourself portal:




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.


Add recommendation providers at the beginning of your application process, to provide ample amount of time for submission. Each online recommender is given an access code that is valid for 180 days. LoR(s) due by application deadline, February 15th. 

Directly submitted through ApplyYourself [NOTE: Submitting recommendations using the online system is strongly preferred. If referees are unable to submit online, use the Recommendation Form under Downloadable Forms in ApplyYourself].


In the comment section, list prerequisite courses completed prior to the beginning of the program and the area you wish to study (e.g., Nutrition Education and Research, Sports Nutrition etc.) If you are interested in the Sports Nutrition Concentration, then complete the Exercise Physiology prerequisite prior to admission to the CMP.

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), required only for those whose native language is not English. 

Enter your scores in "Additional 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 ETS to send your most recent scores 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 for your testing center to the University of Utah, Admission Office electronically.

Find out more on how applicants can demonstrate English proficiency.


A copy from each Institution attended, must be uploaded in the "Post Submission" section of ApplyYourself portal. Unofficial transcripts are accepted in the "Post Submission" section. All official transcripts are sent to and processed by the Admission Office:

  •    Admission Office (801) 581-8761 
  •    University of Utah Admissions Office, 201 S. 1460 E. RM 250-S, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9057


The Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah awards scholarships on a competitive basis. Applicants who are interested in financial support, must complete the  scholarship application below by February 15th 11:59 PM.

Please note, this application only needs to be completed once to be considered for all 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 Kristine Jordan, PhD, RD at or (801) 585-3218. 

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

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  2. Transcripts from each university attended (upload in "Post Submission" section on ApplyYourself)
  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

Jean Zancanella

CMP Graduate Advisor

Carisse Winegar

Program Manager - Academics

Nutrition and Integrative Physiology