Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (Nutrition and Foods)

The emphasis in Nutrition and Foods prepares students to integrate and apply the principles of the biomedical sciences and food and nutrition sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs in a variety of settings.   Nutrition and Foods is the first step to acceptance into the Professional Coordinated Program in Dietetics.  The Coordinated Program is recognized as an accelerated program resulting in both a bachelors and masters degree.

During the first two years of the curriculum, students develop a foundation in science and general education. Students must apply and be admitted to complete the final three year course of study devoted to professional courses and supervised practice (fieldwork). Admitted students complete:

  • A Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Foods)
  • A Master of Science (Dietetics)
  • All supervised practice (fieldwork) necessary to meet the requirements to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians (RD Exam)
  • A verification statement providing proof of completion will be provided after the graduate degree is awarded

The completion of this bachelor's degree only, does not allow the student to be eligible to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians. Furthermore, it is not a didactic program in dietetics. No verification state is given after completion of only the bachelor's degree.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: