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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • WHAT PREREQUISITES ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAM?

    The prerequisites are listed here: Prerequisites

    Please note, General Chem 2 is required by the University of Utah to take Organic Chemistry, but not a required prerequisite by the CMP.

    Equivalent courses from accredited colleges and universities are accepted. For the CMP program, please contact Jean Zancanella, Academic Advisor for transcript evaluation at jean.zancanella@health.utah.edu; for Sports Nutrition, contact Kary Woodruff, PhD, CSSD, RD (801) 585-5936 kary.woodruff@utah.edu.

    SPORTS NUTRITION

    In addition to the CMP prerequisites, the Sports Nutrition Concentration prerequisites include: Exercise Physiology.

  • IS THE GRE SCORE REQUIRED?

    As of Spring 2021, a GRE is no longer a CMP requirement. You may however include it as an optional item. A GRE score at the fiftieth-percentile or greater is recommended. More information regarding the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) can be found here

  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENTIAL TUITION CHARGE?

    Differential tuition is a charge that universities add to the base tuition to help cover the costs of programs that are expensive to administer.  Universities will often add differential tuition to the price of professional programs.  All of the professional programs in the University of Utah’s College of Health have differential tuition.  These fees are earmarked specifically for the program to help support our curriculum and accreditation requirements. 

    The CMP uses differential tuition funds to help cover the costs of being an ACEND accredited program.  For example, the supervised practice requirement requires additional faculty and staff to help coordinate supervised practice placements, track student outcomes, and coordinate ACEND required competencies. We also use differential tuition to pay for the accreditation and directory listings, student background checks, and drug screening fees. 

    For more information about our differential tuition, you can consult the CMP handbook.

  • WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK FOR REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONISTS?

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in nutrition and dietetics are expected to increase about 11 percent through the year 2028. The median annual wage of dietitians and nutritionists was $61,270 in May 2019. For more information about careers in nutrition and dietetics visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website.