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Medical Dietetics - Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 306 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th. Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-1706
fax: 614-292-0210

Medical Dietetics was the first program in the country to provide a coordinated program in dietetics, which combines the didactic instruction with the clinical experiences needed to become a registered dietitian. The program is housed within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The School is nationally recognized as a leader in practice-based health care education. For more than five decades, the School has prepared students to achieve personal and professional excellence, as they pursue an exciting career in healthcare.

Ohio State's Division of Medical Dietetics provides students with a strong science background as well as a diverse set of practical and professional abilities that will benefit them in their chosen field. While students learn the principles of nutrition, they also build their abilities to lead, communicate and work in teams. We continue a tradition of excellence by training the next generation of leaders in the field of nutrition and dietetics. 

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 Dietetic Nutritionists be elevated to a graduate level by 2024.

The undergraduate Coordinated Program in Medical Dietetics education at Ohio State 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. We will continue to admit students to our current program.