• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The Nutrition program of the Southeast Missouri State University prepares students to apply knowledge of food and nutrition to health. Students can choose one of three tracks within the Dietetics program, depending on their career and professional goals.
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The available tracks of the Nutrition program of the Southeast Missouri State University are as follow…: 1) the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is an ACEND-accredited program that prepares students for entry into a post-undergraduate internship program to become a Registered Dietitian (RD), 2) the Nutrition and Wellness track prepares students to work in communities as health educators, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention, and 3) the Nutrition Science track is a science-based program that prepares students for medical school and/or graduate school.

Nutrition students receive hands-on experience in a variety of clinical, community, and foodservice settings. Some examples include provision of nutrition education to senior citizens, participation in University health fairs, clinical exposure in local hospitals, and meal preparation and management for both small and large groups of people.

What You'll Do

  • Interact with qualified, dedicated faculty.
  • Develop a strong foundation in evidenced-based nutritional principles and practices
  • Receive hands on experience in a variety of settings including clinical nutrition services, food service management and community nutrition.
  • Have the opportunity to network with professionals in the field of dietetics

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Veterans' Administration
  • Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Houston
  • Vanderbilt University
  • NACUFS (Harvard, Notre Dame)
  • Summer Diabetes Camps
  • Weight Management Camps
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • HyVee Grocery (Corporate Dietitians)
  • School Food Service
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • University Food Services
  • Wellness Centers
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • County Health Departments
  • Gilster-Mary Lee

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition for Health
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition
  • Professional Dietetic Seminar
  • Lifespan Nutrition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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