Curriculum

Coordinated Master's Curriculum

The CMP Program requires 62-63 semester hours of academic work including 16 semester hours in supervised practice in a variety of settings.

The following is a typical course sequence.

Course # Course Name Credit Hours

First Year

Fall Semester

NUIP 5850 Counseling Skills for Dietitians 2
NUIP 6360 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
NUIP 6400 Nutrition Communications 3
NUIP 6450 Nutrition Biochemistry 4
NUIP 6540 Clinical Assessment Laboratory 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

NUIP 6210 Food Management Analysis and Development 4
NUIP 6220 Nutrition Policy 3
NUIP 6380 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 4
Total 11

Summer Semester

NUIP 6930 Supervised Practice Experience 10
Total 10

Second Year

Fall Semester

NUIP 6440 Metabolism of Macronutrients 4
NUIP 6970 Thesis Research 3
OR
NUIP 6900 Directed Nutrition Research (field experience)* 2
Elective 3
UUHSC 6700 Interprofessional Education (IPE) 0.5
FPMD 6100 Biostatistics I 3
OR
NUIP 5850 Research Methods 3
Or
KINES 7102 Research Methods   3
Total 12.5 (FAS)
13.5 (Thesis)
Must also attend NUTR 6400 November through December

Spring Semester

NUIP 6460 Metabolism of Micronutrients 4
NUIP 6970 Thesis Research 3
OR
NUIP 6900 Directed Nutrition Research (field experience) 2
FAS Elective 3
Total 9 (FAS)
7 (Thesis)

Summer Semester

NUIP 6940 Capstone in Nutrition 6
Total 6
SUMMARY
Total Program Credit Hours 63.5 (FAS)
62.5 (Thesis)
CURRICULUM EQUIVALENT
12-15 weeks in each semester excluding examination time
1 Credit = l lecture hours/week
1 Credit = 3 laboratory hours/week
1 Credit = 60 supervised practice hours.

*Either Thesis or Focused Area of Study (FAS)
**Capstone is arranged in consultation with the Capstone instructor (Allison Riederer) and may begin fall semester, 2nd year.

Sample Elective List

Here is a sample list of electives for the CMP. The list is not inclusive of the electives available for enrollment at the University of Utah:

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 5210 Cell Structure and Function 3 credits
BIOL 5120 Gene Expression 3 credits
BIOL 6964 GSCS Seminar, Special Topics in Ecology and Evolution Biology 1-5 credits
BMI 6010 Foundations of Healthcare Informatics 3 credits
CTLE 6510 Cyber Pedagogy 3 credits
ECON 6190 Health Economics 3 credits
ED PS 6061 Change Using Positive Psychology 3 credits
ED PS 6360 Multicultural Counseling 3 credits
ESS 6320 Exercise and Disease 3 credits
ESS 6730 Applied Sport Psychology 3 credits
FP MD 6600 Social and Behavioral Context of Public Health 3 credits
GERON 5002 Service Agencies/Programs for the Elderly 3 credits
GERON 6001 Introduction to Gerontology 3 credits
HEDU 3035 Medical Spanish 3 credits
HEDU 5160 Health Communication 3 credits
HEDU 6060 Health Instruction and Communication 3 credits
HEDU 6260 Health Theories in Group Behavior Change 3 credits
HEDU 6700 Epidemiology in Community Health Practice 3 credits
MDCRC 6150 Foundations in Personalized Health Care 2 Credits
MKTG 6550 Marketing for Health Professionals 3 Credits
NUIP 5340 Nutrition and Women’s Health 3 credits
NUIP 5350 Eating Disorders: Prevention and Treatment 3 credits
NUIP 5360 Methods in Weight Management 3 credits
NUIP 5380 Understanding Dietary Supplements 3 credits
NUIP 6020 Body Image and Eating Disorders Special Populations 3 credits
NUIP 6100 Advanced Pediatric and Adolescent Nutrition 4 credits
NUIP 6230 Wilderness Nutrition 3 credits
NUIP 6320 Advanced Sports Nutrition 3 credits
NUIP 6650 Eating for Justice, Health, and Sustainability 3 credits
OC TH 6860 Disability Studies Forum 1 credit
SW 6621 Motivational Interviewing/Variable Topics 1-3 credits
WRTG 7080 Writing in the Health Sciences 3 credits

Contact Us

Coordinated Master’s Degree Program in Dietetics

Anna Rose Reitz
Administrative Assistant-Academic Affairs
Phone: 801-581-6730
Email: anna.rose.reitz@hsc.utah.edu

Jean Zancanella, MS, RD
Graduate Advisor
Phone: 801-581-5280
Email: jean.zancanella@hsc.utah.edu