Program Background 

The Undergraduate Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics was the first program in the country that integrated course work with supervised practice experience (internship) so that upon graduation, the student is eligible to sit for the National Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). The curriculum includes all knowledge and practice skills required to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and to obtain the RDN credential and a  license. The program concentration is Medical Nutrition Therapy.

The final application cycle for admission into the Coordinated Undergraduate Program has closed. Students who were Freshman during the 2019-2020 academic year will be able to complete the program in the Spring of 2023, prior to the implementation of the Masters degree requirement for the registration exam.

Program Mission

The Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics, in conjunction with available expertise from the university and surrounding community, prepares high caliber, creative, and resourceful dietitians for current and future practice through didactic and supervised practice courses consistent with the Standards for Dietitian Education Program of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.  The area of concentration is Medical Nutrition Therapy - Across the Continuum of Health. 

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are available upon request.

Program Vision

The Undergraduate Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics is an educational program within a land-grant university offering a liberal education in the field of dietetics supported by diverse faculty and practitioners. Together we are committed to providing a broad based education steeped in the science, arts and humanities; furnishing collaborative and interdisciplinary experiences in a variety of practice settings; and embracing new technology and standards in modeling professional practice.

Program Handbook

Medical Dietetics Coordinated Handbook


All Medical Dietetics program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 800/877-1600

Additional Program Information

I think the high point of the program for me is my culminating experience at Ohio State’s Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). I love having the opportunity to do nutrition counseling with such a variety of students and help them get back on track toward better health! Alexis Joseph 2nd Year Student-Combined Masters and Internship in Dietetics
Being able to utilize the Interdisciplinary Specialization in Global Health has been a highlight of the OSU MS/DI Program. The diverse atmosphere at Ohio State has allowed me to expand my knowledge in an area of much interest to me, in addition to the dietetic internship and master's program. Alayna Markwordt 2nd Year Student-Combined Masters and Internship in Dietetics
I am so appreciative that the program has provided me with opportunities to grow in discovering which area of nutrition I am most passionate about. I entered the program thinking I would only do nutrition counseling in the future, but with a variety of opportunities -- like teaching at a local elementary school, counseling Ohio State students, and serving as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate nutrition assessment course -- I have realized that educating others on reaching optimal wellness is what I love most. Victoria Holthaus 2nd Year Student-Combined Masters and Internship in Dietetics

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