Admission Mission Statement
The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology is committed to training clinical and research leaders in dietetics, nutrition, and metabolism investigations. Our programs impart knowledge in a culture that fosters teamwork, professionalism, and compassion, producing exceptional graduates who are prepared to improve the lives of all members of our society. To achieve these aims, we admit individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds and experiences who display academic excellence, community service, and leadership potential. NUIP evaluates applicants on a wide range of criteria, including academic performance, personal statements, life experiences, and extracurricular activities. Using this holistic admissions process, we strive to recruit a diverse class of students and create a dynamic learning environment that prepares graduates to serve all sectors of our communities.
Learn more about our department's efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive climate.
The prerequisite course numbers provided are from the University of Utah. Equivalent courses from accredited institutions are accepted. To confirm course equivalency, contact our Director of Graduate Studies Thunder Jalili for a transcript review.
|REQUIRED||University of Utah Course||Topic||Credits|
|Biology||BIOL 1610||Principles of Biology||4|
|BIOL 2420||Human Physiology||4|
|Chemistry||CHEM 1210+1215||General Chemistry I + Lab||4 + 1|
|CHEM 1220||General Chemistry II + Lab||4 + 1|
|CHEM 2310+2315||Organic Chemistry I + Lab||4 + 1|
|CHEM 3510||Biological Chemistry I||3|
|Math||MATH 1050||College Algebra||4|
|REQUIRED for Nutrition Emphasis|
|NUIP 1020 or NUIP 4440||Introductory or Advanced Nutrition||3 or 4|
|STORNGLY Recommended for all Programs|
|BIOL 2020||Principles of Cell Biology||3|
|CHEM 2320+2325||Organic Chemistry II + Lab||4 + 1|
|CHEM 3515||Biological Chemistry Laboratory||3|
|CHEM 3520||Biological Chemistry II||3|
|WRTG 2010||Intermediate Writing: Research and Inquiry||4|
- A minimum of 1 credit of chemistry lab is required.
- CHEM 3510 and NUIP 4440 MUST have been completed within the last five (5) years.
Students that are admitted lacking one or more prerequisites must complete them before matriculation. Please note that undergraduate courses do not count toward graduate credit hour requirements.