Why study dietetics at Missouri State?
- Small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow you to receive individualized attention and become connected with faculty and other students in the program.
- Faculty members in the dietetics program are practicing registered (RD) and licensed dietitians (LD) who value the importance of your career and academic advisement.
- Dietitian is repeatedly listed as a top profession by several of the leading career publications. There is a need for dietitians due to the growing awareness of health issues and concerns.
- Dietetics graduates from Missouri State must complete an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) approved internship program and pass a national registration exam to become a registered dietitian. The program boasts a 100 percent pass rate on the national exam for the past five years for our graduates.
- You will have the opportunity to get involved with community nutrition programs and health care facilities, gaining valuable experience in nutrition education.
- The program has a reputation for producing quality students who have a strong foundation in the sciences and are successful in internships, graduate school, and professional programs.
- Facilities available to you in the program include a state-of-the-art computer lab with analysis software, access to our BodPod body composition system, and new state-of-the-art DEXA body image scanner.
Paving a career pathway
With an education rooted in science and community experiences you will be able to better help others understand the importance a healthy diet and good nutrition play in our everyday lives. For more information about internships and the national exam, visit the program requirements page.
Visit the mission statement, goals and program outcomes page for more information about the program.
The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)at Missouri State was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND following the site visit November 14 – 16, 2004. The next review and site visit is set for December 7 – 9, 2014.
ACEND may be contacted at the following address and phone number:
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Questions regarding dietetics education may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also is available on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. The procedure for complaints against a program may be found here.