- Dietetics Programs
- Dietetic Internship
- MSN-PD Internship
The pre-dietetics option is a minimum of 1 year, even for transfer students and those with a previous undergraduate or graduate degree. The chemistry coursework required is 3-4 terms and should be started as soon as a student plans to pursue this program. Students can choose to complete some coursework at a local community college (see course articulations), but 12 credits must be taken at OSU before being admitted to the dietetics option.
The dietetics option is 2 years of sequenced coursework taken on campus as a cohort. Students cannot start the dietetics coursework until they have completed the pre-dietetics option requirements.
See sample degree plan and how to become a RDN for 4 year degree plan and timeline. CPHHS students meet with the academic advisor each term to check on degree progress. Students should plan to meet the pre-dietetics requirements by the end of spring their second year, when they can apply to the dietetics option.
All transfer students start in the pre-dietetics option. The pre-dietetics option takes a minimum of one year, even for transfer students. Upon completion of the pre-dietetics option, students can start the 2 year dietetics option. Students wishing to transfer may consider starting the pre-dietetics coursework via OSU Ecampus while still working on their previous program, to avoid extending the degree program timeline.
Special attention needs to be paid to any coursework that students want to transfer into the dietetics degree. Students transferring into the pre-dietetics should review the admission information and course articulations.
Next steps for students who are considering transferring into the program:
All post-bac students start in the pre-dietetics option. Post-bac students can choose to just complete the required coursework to earn a DPD verification statement or get a second bachelor’s degree. The pre-dietetics option takes a minimum of one year. Upon completion of the pre-dietetics option, students can start the 2 year dietetics option. Students wishing to start the program should consider starting the pre-dietetics coursework via OSU Ecampus as soon as possible (even while finishing another degree program), to avoid extending the program timeline.
Special attention needs to be paid to any coursework that students want to transfer into the dietetics degree.
Next steps for post-bac students:
Note: We have a 7 year limit on transferring prior science courses with some exceptions, including grad degree and work experience in fields of science or nutrition. Please indicate in your email if either of these apply to your situation
Academic advising is available to prospective and current students through the College of Public Health and Human Sciences Student Success Office.
Current students may contact assigned academic advisors via email or book appointments through the online scheduling system.
Contact the dietetics program director, Michelle.Bump@oregonstate.edu.