Allied Health Sciences - The College of Allied Health

Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3057
College of Health Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
Phone: (405) 271-2113,
Fax: (405) 271-1560,
Email: Department Contact

Academic Programs

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.


Our Master 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.

Our Master 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.

Our Dietetic 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.

We would like to visit with you about our exciting programs and careers in nutrition and dietetics. Please feel free to contact us.