Dietetics Programs

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are the only food and nutrition experts who have the education, expertise, and skills to work in a variety of settings. OSU offers both the coursework and internship requirements to be eligible to sit for the exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Graduates of the OSU dietetics programs currently work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, school districts, not-for-profits, universities, community colleges, long-term care, primary care, WIC, grocery stores, eating disorder facilities, and more.

Interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Chart your path

  1. Start with the Pre-Dietetics option (get your prerequisites completed)
  2. Complete the BS in Nutrition-Dietetics option (the only accredited undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics in Oregon)
  3. Enter the Dietetic Internship (accredited post-baccalaureate internship program)
    OR
    Enter the Master of Science in Nutrition-Professional Dietetics option (accredited combined graduate degree/dietetic internship program)*
  4. Pass the national Registration Exam for Dietitians*

*Starting January 1, 2024, a minimum of a Master’s degree will be required to be eligible for the exam.