The program 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. Nutritional Sciences with emphasis in Nutrition and Foods is a five- year BS-MS program. During the first two years of the curriculum, students develop a foundation in science and general education. This is followed by a three year course of study devoted to professional courses and supervised practice (fieldwork). The program prepares students to become registered dietitian/nutritionists (RD/N). RDNs specialize in applied nutrition and work in a variety of practice settings, such as hospitals and clinics, schools, business and industry, private practice and public health clinics.

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: