The U.S. Army-Baylor Master's Program in Nutrition (MPN) is a Future Education Model (FEM) program. Future Education Model programs are competency-base education (CBE) program that integrates classroom learning with hands-on supervised experiential learning (SEL) activities. Nutrition and Dietetics is joining other health professions that have transitioned to CBE model, such as physical therapy, speech language pathology, nursing and pharmacy. Similar to a nutrition and dietetics coordinated program, the FEM one-step integrated approach to complete educational requirements will provide a superior learning environment.

Students who successfully complete the ACEND accredited 24-month program, (66 Credit Course hours with integrated SEL hours) will receive a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Baylor University.

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Quick Facts

  • Tuition-free master's degree, salary, plus benefits, program completed in approximately 24 months, and students are guaranteed eligibility to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration exam upon graduation
  • Graduates are offered various career focus areas as an Army Dietitian: clinical, foodservice, leadership, health promotion, performance, research and humanitarian nutrition.
  • Selected candidates will become a commissioned officer and attend professional military education prior to starting the MPN.
  • Four-year active duty service commitment post MPN graduation


The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is the accrediting body for the Future Education Model Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (GP). The GP is equivalent to a coordinated program in dietetics for USDE recognition purposes and is formally classified as such. The program will receive a comprehensive accreditation site visit no later than December 2025.

ACEND contact information:
120 South Riverside Drive, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
1-800-877-1600, Ext 5400