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Nutritional Science

The Nutrition Science track is a science-based program that prepares students for medical school and/or graduate school.* Students develop a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, and nutrition. Please note that completion of the Nutrition Science dietetics track does not result in eligibility to complete an ACEND accredited dietetic internship program. *Please refer to the admission requirements of the medical and/or graduate schools to which you wish to apply

Admission requirements for the Nutrition & Wellness dietetics track are the same as those required for university admission.

  • Graduate school
  • Nutrition scientist
  • Product developer
  • Regulatory and labeling specialist
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Research and development technician

All dietetics students (regardless of track) will take the following courses:

  • AD101: Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • BS113: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BS114: Anatomy & Physiology II
  • FN235: Nutrition for Health
  • FN255: Nutrition I
  • FN240: Introduction to Food Science
  • FN340: Professional Dietetic Seminar
  • FN355: Lifespan Nutrition
  • FN540: Community Nutrition
  • HL303 OR PY271: Research Methods OR Research Design I
  • PY101: Psychological Perspectives/Human Behavior
  • BI163: Evolution & Ecology
  • BI173: Cell & Organismal Biology
  • BI283: Genetics
  • BI310: General Microbiology
  • CH185: General Chemistry I
  • CH186: Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH187: Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
  • CH341: Foundations of Organic Chemistry
  • CH342: Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • CH343: Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CH344: Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • CH531: Biochemistry
  • FN320: Essentials of Food Science
  • FN502: Nutrition II
  • MA134: College Algebra
  • PH120: Introductory Physics I (5)
  • PH121: Introductory Physics II


Parker Hall 216

Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation
One University Plaza, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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