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Where can I find more information about the Coordinated Master's Program?

Information regarding the program can be found in three places:

  1. Online at Coordinated Master's Program website
  2. 2020-2021 CMP Handbook.pdf
  3. You may also attend a perspective student information session, check here for upcoming dates.

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; for Sports Nutrition, contact Kary Woodruff, PhD, CSSD, RD (801) 585-5936

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

Where can I find out more information on the Food Science prerequisite?

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 (see Food Science). A separate lab is not required.

How do I apply for the program and when is the deadline?

ApplyYourself Step-by-Step Guide

See application section under the Coordinated Masters Program

Application Deadlines: Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (PhD): January 9th

Coordinated Master's Degree Program (CMP): February 15th 

Master's (Online) Program: February 15th

Master's in Nutrition Science (on Campus): February 15th 

How many students are accepted into the program?

16 students are accepted per year. Approximately 60 applications are received each year.

Sports Nutrition Concentration

Approximately 4 students are accepted per year.

Nutrition Education and Research

Approximately 12 students are accepted per year. 

Is it possible to begin one of the programs in January (Spring semester) instead of August (Fall semester)?

No. Applications are only accepted by the deadlines outlined above with an August start.

Can I take classes before I am accepted into the program (non-matriculated)?

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 concentration) can be transferred into the program. Our advisor is available for questions at

Can I take prerequisites during the graduate program?

No. All classes must be completed prior to the start of the program.

What types of sites are available to complete supervised practice hours in the Sports Nutrition Concentration?

Please see Clinical Settings on our website.

Where do I upload my transcripts on the ApplyYourself application?

The Nutrition Department needs a copy of your transcripts uploaded in the "Post Submission" section on the ApplyYourself portal.  

If I need to send a transcript to the University of Utah, where should I send it and how can I find out if my transcript from another school has been received?

All official transcripts are sent to and processed by the Admissions Office. Do not send them to the Nutrition and Integrative Physiology office address. Please contact the Admissions 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 84112-9057

What is the job outlook for Registered Dietitians Nutritionist?

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.


Who can I contact for academic advising and/or transcript reviews?

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

801-581-5280 or

Sports Nutrition concentration, contact Kary Woodruff, PhD, CSSD, RD (801) 585-5936