Earn your Bachelor’s degree in Medical Dietetics at The Ohio State University.

Across the country this is a time of transition in the field of Medical Dietetics.  In keeping with the greater depth of knowledge and skills needed for future practice in the profession, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has mandated that the level of education preparation for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists be elevated to a graduate level by 2024.  The Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics education at OSU is meeting this standard by developing a route to a graduate-entry master’s program in Dietetics.  Since that route is still in development, students are encouraged to work very closely with advisors for the most up-to-date information about prerequisites and applications.

Note: Application Deadlines for Autumn Admission (Application deadlines are the same date each year)

  • January 31: Undergraduate Coordinated Program

Admission and Application Procedures

Admission and Application Procedures

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements and submit requested materials to be considered for admission. The annual application deadline for Autumn professional admission is January 31

  • An electronic application should be completed and submitted with all required supplemental documents
  • A minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA is required in all coursework taken at all accredited institutions. All post-secondary coursework is considered in admission. Although a 2.5 GPA is the minimum, the average GPA is typically higher than a 3.4.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses must occur by the end of the appropriate summer term
  • A personal interview is required. Knowledge of the profession and personal career goals will be evaluated at this time.
This program is not open to students who have completed a didactic program in dietetics.

Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites must be completed with a C- or higher by the end of summer term of the year prior to starting the program in the Autumn.

Program Prerequisites (once admitted, two years of schooling)
  • ​Math (1150) eligibility
  • Chemistry (1210 and 1220)
  • Biology (1113)
  • Psychology (1100)
  • English (1110)
  • Recommended Medical Dietetics (1100)
  • Human Physiology (EEOB 2520)
  • Anatomy (2300) 
  • Microbiology (4000)
  • Statistics (1350 or 1450)
  • Classics (2010)
  • Human Nutrition (2310)
  • Medical Dietetics (3100)
  • Medical Dietetics (4500)
  • Biochemistry
  • BioPharm (3311 and 3312) or
  • ​Biochemistry (2210) and Chemistry (2310)

Additional Information

Additional Information

It is strongly recommended that prospective students attend an online information session and then schedule an appointment with an academic counselor​ in the Office of Student Services.

Baccalaureate degree holders, transfer, international, and student athletes are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor in the Office of Student Services to discuss special circumstances which may apply.

Office of Student Services

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
206 Atwell Hall 
453 West 10th Avenue 
Columbus, OH 43210 
(614) 292-1706


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