Dietetics Undergraduate Program

Why study dietetics at Missouri State?

  • Thanks to small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll receive individualized attention and form connections throughout the learning community.
  • Faculty members in the dietetics program are practicing registered (RD) and licensed dietitians (LD) who value the importance of your career and academic advisement.
  • You’ll build the foundation for a desirable career in a growing field.
  • Our program graduates 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. We’re proud to have a 100 percent pass rate on the national exam for the past five years.
  • You’ll enjoy opportunities to get involved with community nutrition programs and health care facilities, gaining valuable experience in nutrition education.
  • Our graduates have a reputation for possessing a strong, scientific foundation and are successful in internships, graduate school and professional programs.
  • You will have access to our state-of-the-art computer lab with analysis software, our BodPod body composition system and DEXA body image scanner.

Paving a career path

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.

Accreditation Status

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Missouri State is fully accredited through December 31, 2022, by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

ACEND may be contacted at the following address, phone number, email, or website:

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 800-877-1600


Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Questions regarding dietetics education may be emailed to Information also is available on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. The procedure for complaints against a program may be found here.




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