Nutrition and Dietetics Undergraduate Program

Top 10 reasons to study nutrition and dietetics at Missouri State:

  1. Fully accredited program through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), with award winning faculty recognized for teaching and advising excellence
  2. Strong science-based curriculum that includes Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Human Anatomy with a cadaver lab, Physiology, Metabolism, Microbiology, and Genetics
  3. Equal opportunity for clinical, community and food service courses including a 2-semester medical nutrition therapy sequence, Sports Nutrition, Food Science, Food and Culture, and international service learning opportunities
  4. Emphasis of the university's Public Affairs Mission: ethical leadership, community engagement, and cultural competency
  5. Low student to faculty ratios
  6. All Faculty are licensed Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists
  7. Affordability of Nutrition and Dietetics program at MSU, along with affordable cost of living in the Springfield, MO region
  8. Internship match rate is 96%, with many students receiving their first choice
  9. First-year pass rate on the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian is above 90%
  10. MSU provides student resources to ensure success such as: the BEAR Claw (tutoring), Career Center, Education Abroad programs, undergraduate research and much more!



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, 2023, 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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