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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Nutrition Major (B.S.H.C.S.)

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Major code BS6363

College of Health and Human Services 
Human and Consumer Sciences, School of 
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2880
Fax: 740.593.0289

David Holben, contact person

Program Overview

This program qualifies you to apply for a dietetic internship (supervised practice) to become a registered dietitian and also provides a basis for graduate study and research in nutrition and/or biological sciences. Undergraduates with a strong interest in nutrition, such as those in premedicine, will find the program will satisfy requirements for admission to professional schools.

Program Standards

To remain active in this program you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Maintain overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted at Ohio University.
  2. Earn at least a 2.0 (C) or better in each course listed under Major Requirements and Required Related Courses.

You must successfully earn a C (2.0) in all required HCFN courses by the end of the third enrollment in each course. Other schools and departments may also limit the number of times you may retake a course. If, after your second enrollment in a HCFN course, you have not earned a C (2.0) or better, you will receive a letter from the food, hospitality, and nutrition coordinator informing you that you must obtain a satisfactory grade at the end of the next enrollment in that course or you will be dropped from the major.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must complete all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Major Requirements

Earn at least a C (2.0) or better in each course listed below.

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Internship, Practica, Field Experience, Senior Internship Registration Requirements

The College’s policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and senior internship requires that you be registered for the experience in the quarter(s) that you are actually fulfilling the requirements for the course. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case you may register for the course during either fall or winter quarter.

To Become a Registered Dietitian

To become a registered dietitian, you must first complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and coursework approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association, followed by a CADE-accredited or approved, supervised practice program, which typically lasts 6-12 months, at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation (may be combined with undergraduate or graduate studies). Finally, you must pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Two majors at Ohio University meet the first step of this process, Dietetics and Nutrition with Science. The program is currently granted developmental accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312.899.5400. CADE has established a process for making complaints against dietetic education programs. Please refer to http://www.eatright.org/ for the procedure or for more information about CADE.

Post-Graduation Internship or Graduate Program

If you are applying for a post-graduation internship or graduate program, you should be aware that they generally require a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher. Completing the graduation requirements of Ohio University and meeting requirements of the Dietetics or Nutrition with Science major does not guarantee that you will be accepted into postbaccalaureate programs for professional experience or graduate study. You must apply to and be granted acceptance into such programs.

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