This certificate provides a unique path to become a Registered Dietitian for students
who already have or are pursuing a master’s degree outside of the OSU Department of Nutritional Sciences. While completing your certificate, you will
also complete the OSU Dietetic Internship (DI) Program. Upon completion of the dietetics certificate and a master's degree, graduates
are eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential examination.
Our highly successful Dietetic Internship Program has a longstanding accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Education in
Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Successful completion of the certificate program requires 18 credit hours of graduate-level
coursework in nutritional sciences. Credit hours may be transferable to many other related graduate degree programs.
The graduate certificate program includes four core courses and three practicum courses
completed at various sites across Oklahoma, fulfilling the 1000 hours of supervised
practice requirements of ACEND. Directors of OSU’s Dietetic Internship Program work
with interns to coordinate placement in the supervised practice settings.
Required Core Courses (12 credit hours):
NSCI 5123: Research Methods in Nutritional Sciences (prerequisite REMS 5953 or STAT
5013) or REMS 5013 Research Design and Methodology or Equivalent
Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and a verification statement
earned from an ACEND-accredited program. Applicants who do not have a verification
statement should contact the OSU Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) director for a transcript review.
Applications are reviewed for fall or spring semester admission. Students must be
admitted to both the OSU Graduate College and the Dietetic Internship Program.