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  • Information regarding the program can be found in three places:

    1. Online at Coordinated Master's Program website
    2. NUIP Graduate Handbook, CMP Program
    3. You may also attend a prospective student information session, check here for upcoming dates.
  • 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 Amy Reeder, Academic Advisor for transcript evaluation at; for sports nutrition capstone experience, contact Kary Woodruff, PhD, CSSD, RD (801) 585-5936


    In addition to the CMP prerequisites, Exercise Physiology is required to be considered for sports nutrition capstone experience.

  • Food Science: the study of the physical, biological and chemical make-up of food. This course is not offered at the University of Utah, but is required as a prerequisite. Below are some of the courses that may be available options to complete the Food Science prerequisite. Other courses my be considered. Please reach out to Amy Reeder,, to ensure suitability if you choose a course outside of this list. A separate lab is not required.

    Most students take the University of Washington course if their local college/university doesn’t have one

    University Course # Credits Prerequisites Cost Non-degree Seeking Availability
    Univ. of Washington NUTR 441  online   Basic NUTR,        Gen Chem,            O Chem $1,074 Yes
    Univ. of Arizona NSC 351R  online 3

    Chem 152 or 142, 

    NSC 101 or NSC 170C1

    $500-600 per credit Yes
    Utah State

    NDFS 3070  in person

    4 Chem 1120,      Chem 2300,      Chem 2310   No
    BYU NDFS 250  in person 3

    Chem 101 or    Chem 105

  • No, but you will have to complete them by the time of matriculation (Fall semester).

    • Note on your application your outstanding prerequisites and your plan of completion.
  • No. All classes must be completed prior to the start of the program.

  • For CMP program specific questions or for transcript review/evaluations, please contact Amy Reeder, Academic Advisors. Equivalent courses from accredited colleges and universities are accepted. Please have your course description(s) from your Institution available. 

    Amy Reeder, (801) 585-9552


    For PhD and MS Science program specific questions or for transcript review/evaluations, please contact Thunder Jalili, Director of Graduate Studies. Equivalent courses from accredited colleges and universities are accepted. Please have your course description(s) from your Institution available. 

    Thunder Jalili,  (801) 585-0399

  • ESTIMATE OF CMP TUITION COSTS (based on U of U Estimate for Fall 2023)

    SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS Non-Resident (No TA) Utah Resident Utah Resident w/TA (TBP)
    FALL 12 $21,505 $9,930 $7,062
    SPRING 14 $23,486 $10,395 $7,589
    SUMMER 10-13* $4,537 - $5,461* $4,537 - $5,461 $4,537 - $5,461
    FALL 13-16 $10,214 - $11,150 (w/Res) $10,214 - $11,150 $7,380 - $8,387
    SPRING 10-11 $9,067 - $9,380 (w/Res) $9,067 - $9,380 $6,518 -$6,668
    TOTALS 62-63 $69,733 - $70,058 $45,067 - $45,392 $35,017 - $33,236

    Approximate number of total Graduate Credits Required for the CMP Program: 62-63

    • All figures include the differential tuition, also known as Program Fees, for the NUIP Coordinated Master’s Program (approximately $4,500 per semester). The University of Utah does not charge differential tuition during Summer term.
    • Non-residents qualify for residency (In-state tuition rate) after taking 40 credit hours. Students must meet all requirements for residency and submit an application for residency reclassification to receive residency status.
      • *To achieve 40 credits for Utah Residency, you may enroll in 1-4 credits of NUIP 6900, 6940, 6970 in Summer Term (add $375-$398 per credit, please note, these additional credits added in Summer, will be subtracted from either the following Fall or Spring totals).
    • Students awarded a ½ time TA (10 hours a week ((0.25 FTE)) may receive a stipend in addition to a 50% tuition reduction benefit (Tuition Benefit Program (TBP)). The stipend amount will be specified in the letter that contains your offer if you are admitted.
      • Tuition benefit covers: Resident tuition for up to 12 graduate credits Fall/Spring. It also covers mandatory fees, and non-resident waiver, where applicable.
    • Non-Resident = Out-of-state
    • Utah Resident = In-state

    Link to the University of Utah Financial Services Tuition rates table for the College of Health (scroll to Coordinated Master’s Program in Nutrition and Dietetics).

  • 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

  • 15 - 17 students are accepted per year. Approximately 60 applications are received each year.

  • No. Applications are only accepted by the deadlines outlined above with an August (Fall semester) start.

  • Yes. Typically students are asked to discuss this on an individual basis with the advisor of the program or possible mentor. A maximum of six graduate credits (for the CMP program) or up to nine (for the sports nutrition capstone experience) can be transferred into the program. Our advisor is available for questions at

  • The Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology needs a copy of your transcripts uploaded in the "ACADEMIC HISTORY" section on the application portal.

    All transcripts uploaded and submitted with your application are considered unofficial and are used for initial admissions evaluation only. If you are admitted to the University of Utah, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the end of your first semester of enrollment. Students will not be permitted to continue their enrollment until all official transcripts are received by the Office of Admissions.

    For more information on international application documents, please visit our website.

    For any other questions regarding transcript and document requirements, please contact our graduate admissions team at or 801-581-8761

    Contact their office if you have questions about sending transcripts to the University of Utah and to determine if your transcript has been received.

    • Admissions Office - (801) 581-8761,

      Mailing Address:
      University of Utah Admissions Office
      201 S. 1460 E, RM 250-S
      Salt Lake City, UT

  • No, the transcripts that are uploaded in the FutureU application portal are not considered "official". However, transcripts that are uploaded can be an official or an unofficial copy, and will be used by the program Selection Committee in their initial review of the student application.

    All "official" copies must be sent to and received by the University of Utah's Office of Admissions. 

    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 and not reviewed. 


  • Differential tuition, also known as Program Fees, 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. 

    Differential tuition for the CMP program is approximately $4,500 per semester = totaling $18,000 for 4 semesters (no differential tuition will be charge in the Summer semester)

    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.

  • Please see Clinical Settings on our website.

  • 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.