Updated June 11, 2008
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Nutritional Sciences, BS
Program DefinedThe advantages of the Coordinated program in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center include:
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Admission Requirements1. Be in good standing with the college or university last or currently attending;
2. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale of all college work attempted; have science grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
3. Have successfully completed or be in the process of completing all departmental prerequisites with grades of C or better prior to beginning the program;
4. Have successfully completed, or be in the process of completing a minimum of 60 semester hours of course work from any accredited college or university prior to matriculation to the program;
5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org;
6. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and
7. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is March 1 for Fall.
Footnotes are located after the course title in parenthesis. Example: Principles of English Composition I (2). Descriptions of footnotes are located directly underneath the table.
(2) is not required for applicants that have an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree from an Oklahoma college. Not required for applicants that have a Bachelorís degree. Foreign Language 1st and 2nd course are waived for applicants who completed two classes in the same language in high school.
(3) is not required if applicant has an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree or higher. To satisfy requirement otherwise, complete a computer skills course, pass an institution assessment test, or substitute one year of high school computer courses (excluding keyboarding).
Application Procedure1. Review and follow the instructions on the College of Allied Health General Instructions for Application document found at the following web site: http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Application/default.asp
2. Application Review
Applicants who have fulfilled the admission requirements will be scheduled for an interview with
the Clinical Dietetics Coordinated Program Admission Committee. Applicants are accepted into the program based on scores derived from four areas: Cumulative GPA, Sciences GPA, career goal statement (300-500 words) and personal interview.
3 Notification of Acceptance
A letter of acceptance, alternate status, or denial to the Clinical Dietetics program is mailed to the applicant by early June. If notification is not received by June, contact the department.
The applicant must accept or decline the position in writing within two weeks of notification. Alternates will be selected according to numerical ranking. Alternates may be admitted up to the first class day for the fall semester if all positions have not been filled.
5. Students accepted for admission are required to confirm their intention to enroll and attend with a $100.00 non-refundable deposit. The deposit is applied toward tuition and fees during the first term.
CostCost information can be found at http://www.ouhsc.edu/FinancialServices/Bursar/Bur_TuitFee.asp
Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, supplies, and fees to the American Dietetic Association (http://www.eatright.org). Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For details regarding tuition and fees, see the College of Allied Health Student Handbook.
AccreditationThe University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Coordinated Program (CP) is currently granted Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association, 120 Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040, Ext. 5400. CADE is the only accrediting agency for dietetics education recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and is affiliated with the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Graduation RequirementsIn addition to the graduation requirements outlined in the CAH Student Handbook, the Department requires the student to have completed the following requirements in order to graduate:
Goals and Outcome MeasuresProgram Goal #1: Mission of the Coordinated Program in Clinical Dietetics.
Program Goal #2: Graduate practitioners who demonstrate professionalism, ethical behavior and enhanced clinical skills in Medical Nutrition Therapy.
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