Nutrition and Dietetics Undergraduate Program

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Eat better, live better

Make food and nutrition your job as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

This fully accredited degree prepares you to improve people’s health by guiding what they eat.

As an RDN, you can dish out the knowledge to enhance lives.

Degree options

Review a sample degree plan that details your path to graduation.

Our program covers the three main areas of nutrition and dietetics: clinical, community and food service.

Why major in nutrition and dietetics at Missouri State?

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Earn an accredited degree

Get your degree from a trusted, reputable school. Our program has full approval from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

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Enjoy excellent outcomes

Our numbers say it all. We have great results for internships, graduate school and employment.

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Gain experience

You’ll have many ways to develop your skills. You can do education abroad programs, service-learning, hands-on classroom activities and conduct research with faculty.

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Learn from experts

The pros teach you. Our award-winning dietetics faculty are licensed Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RD/RDNs). Their backgrounds help you learn relevant skills.

By the numbers

To become an RDN, you’ll also need to complete a dietetic internship and pass the registration exam.

Join a program with proven results.

Internship acceptance rates


Average acceptance rate in the last five years for undergraduate students applying to a dietetic internship. Most students receive their first choice.
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Registration exam pass rates


Average pass rate in the last five years for dietetic internship graduates taking the registration exam for dietitians (RD exam).
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Dietetic internship graduates who sought work in nutrition, dietetic or related fields were all hired within one year.

Accreditation status

Our program has full accreditation. That means you’ll have the best education possible in nutrition and dietetics.

  • Accrediting agency: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Accreditation valid through: December 31, 2023.

Contact information

For questions about dietetics education

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Careers and outcomes

Show people the benefits of healthy eating.




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