Nutrition & Dietetics Programs
The University of Cincinnati has a variety of different programs in Nutrition & Dietetics for you to choose. All undergraduate students who are interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or who want to work in a nutrition related profession should enroll in one of the tracks in the Nutrition & Dietetics major.
In 2024, the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) will require a graduate degree plus completion of an accredited dietetic internship to take the national registration examination for RDNs.
Nutrition & Dietetics - Community Nutrition
The Nutrition & Dietetics - Community program is a four year degree that gives you a strong foundation in nutrition, science and wellness. This track allows you to help people change their lifestyle and develop healthy eating habits. This pathway provides the coursework needed to apply to a graduate-degree plus dietetic internship (DI) to earn the RDN credential.
Nutrition & Dietetics - Sports Nutrition
The Nutrition & Dietetics - Sports Nutrition program is a four year degree that gives you a foundation in nutrition, science and the physiology of sports. In this track you study the relationship between diet, exercise and health. This pathway provides the coursework needed to apply to a graduate-degree plus dietetic internship (DI) to earn the RDN credential.
Other Paths to Becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
The Nutrition & Dietetics tracks and the Accelerated Dietitian Nutritionist Program are great options for starting your path to becoming a RDN. Additionally, Students who complete the four year Nutrition & Dietetics major can apply for a graduate-degree (MS) and dietetic internship (DI) at another university to complete the training to earn their RDN credential. There are many MS-DI programs across the country.
Accelerated Dietitian Nutritionist Program
The Accelerated Dietitian Nutritionist Program provides a fast-track pathway for dietitian training and is only available to students in the Nutrition & Dietetics major. Students apply for this program in their second year of undergraduate studies. The program allows you to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in 5 years (normally would take 6 to 7 years) and includes the coursework and supervised practice internship necessary for you to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
Nutrition & Dietetics - Coordinated Program
Please note due to future education requirements, the Nutrition & Dietetics Coordinated Program will be transitioning into the Accelerated Dietitian Nutritionist Program.
You will need to complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics and then once you complete that, you will need to apply for the Supervised Practice in Dietetics. Please be aware that by 2024 the credentialing exam will require a Master's degree. Please reach out to us to ensure your eligibility before the transition.