Nutrition and Dietetics

Major(s)

Nutrition and Dietetics (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Accreditation

The Nutrition and Dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400. Graduates who meet the requirements for a Verification Statement are eligible to apply for a ACEND-accredited Dietetics Internship and, following its successful completion, to take the national registration examination to become credentialed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Requirements for Verification Statement of Completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics

A cumulative GPA of at least 2.90 with a grade of "C" or higher in all courses associated with program requirements.

Admission requirements

  1. Completion of at least 45 hours.
  2. DTN 240, DTN 305BMS 308CHM 116 and 117 or (CHM 160, 161170 and 171) with grades of "C" or better in each of the courses.
  3. A Missouri State GPA of at least 2.90; and a combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA of at least 2.90. Exception to the minimum GPA may be made in unusual circumstances.
  4. Provide a signed copy of the Dietetics Honor Code.

Major requirements (78 hours)

  1. Specific General Education requirements (14 hours double count): BMS 110(3) and 111(1); CHM 116(4) and 117(1); ENG 321(3); MTH 134(3) or 136(5) or 137(3) or 138(5) or 261(5) or 287(3); PSY 121(3).
  2. Dietetics and Nutrition courses: DTN 240(3), 305(1), 306(1), 330(2), 331(3), 332(3), 333(3), 335(3), 340(2), 345(3), 430(3), 437(3), 445(3), 532(3), 536(4), 538(3), 539(1), 546(4), 550(2), 595(1).
  3. Biomedical Science courses: BMS 110(3), 111(1), 230(3), 307(4), 308(4).
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of DTN 345(3).
  5. Related requirements: BIO 212(2) and 213(1); CHM 201(3); CHM 352(3); MTH 340(3) or 545(3) or PSY 200(3) or QBA 237(3) or SOC 302(3).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements