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Prior to the CMP, students must complete a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited university or college. The bachelor's degree major can be in any topic area and does not necessarily have to be in nutrition or another health field. As part of, or in addition to the bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited university or college, students must complete specific prerequisite courses (listed below).

  • Yes. Equivalent courses from accredited colleges and universities are accepted. For the CMP program transcript evaluation / review, please contact:

    • Amy Reeder, Academic Advisor,, 801-585-9552
    • Please have your course description(s) from your Institution available. 
  • No, but you will have to complete all required prerequisites by the time of matriculation (Fall semester). If you are admitted to the program and have outstanding prerequisites, proof of completion will be required before the start of classes in the Fall semester. 

    • Note on your application your outstanding or in-progress prerequisites and your plan of completion (the semester you plan on completing Spring/Summer)
  • No. All required prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the program.

  • 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



BIOL 1610 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 2420 Human Physiology 4
CHEM LAB CHEM 1215 or CHEM 2315 1
CHEM 1210 General Chemistry 1 4


General Chemistry 2 or Equivalent (OPTIONAL but may be required to be admitted to Organic Chemistry) 4
CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 3510   or   BIOL 3510 Biological Chemistry 1 3
  TOTAL 16
NUIP 2020 Applied Nutrition through the Lifecycle 3

[1]NUIP 4440    or   NURS 3010

Advanced Human Nutrition                                     

Nutrition Intervention in Treatment and Prevention of Chronic Disease


Food Science (variable)

This course is not offered at the University of Utah, but is required as a prerequisite (see above for more information about the Food Science prerequisite).

A separate lab is not required.

  TOTAL 10-11
WRTG 2010 Intermediate Writing: Academic Writing and Research 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4

Social Science 

(one class from the following choices)

ECON as a Social Science (2010 or 2020)   or                        Introduction to Psychology 1010   or                                         Introduction to Sociology 1010

  TOTAL 10-11
EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE (required to be considered for sports nutrition capstone experience)
[2]KINES 3091 Exercise Physiology 4
TOTAL 48-50


[1] CHEM 3510 and NUIP 4440 MUST have been completed within the last five (5) years.

[2] This is required to be considered for sports nutrition capstone experience.

Contact Us

Amy Reeder

Amy Reeder, MS, RD, CDE

CMP Graduate Advisor

Carisse Winegar

Program Manager - Academics

Nutrition and Integrative Physiology