In the Department of Nutritional Sciences students
gain knowledge about general nutrition, nutritional
biochemistry, medical nutrition therapy, public health
nutrition, nutrition counseling, and nutrition research.
Three unique programs prepare students to work as registered
dietitians in a variety of practice settings. A Master
of Science Program prepares registered dietitians for
advance practice and nutrition research.
Which Nutritional Sciences Program is Right for You?
Our Dietetic Education Program (formerly known as the Coordinated
Program (CP) is the only one in Oklahoma. The Coordinated
BS degree is the fastest route to becoming a registered
dietitian. The 1200 hours of supervised practice
required before taking the national registration exam
are incorporated into the last four semesters of
the BS degree that requires 5 semesters to complete. Note: the prerequisite courses and hours required for this program will change for students admitted for the 2016 fall term. The Commission on Dietetic Registration has mandated that it will no longer administer the national registration exam to individuals who do not have a masters degree in 2024. See specific information on CP program description page about revised prerequisite courses (90 hours or Bachelor’s degree) that will be required for applications due March 1, 2016.
of Arts in Dietetics is an accredited Didactic
Program in Dietetics (DPD). After completing the MA
in Dietetics, students are eligible to apply for a
dietetic internship. Some courses in the MA will apply
toward a Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences. Note: this program will close when the Dietetic Education Program moves to a master’s degree. This will be effective for students admitted for the 2016 fall term.
of Science degree is designed for students with a bachelor's degree desiring
advanced knowledge in nutrition. A non-thesis option
is available. Click here to view a video presentation.
Internship is a nutrition focused outcomes based supervised practice
experience. Students complete the requirements to take
the national registration
exam in just eight months.
Why Should I Choose a PhD in Nutritional Sciences at OUHSC?
The Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Allied Health Sciences is designed to promote knowledge across disciplines and informed collaboration among disciplines while promoting research in an area of specialization. At this time, specialization is available in Nutritional Sciences, with emphases in obesity, diabetes, or cancer.
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