Student Experience

Wondering what it's like to be a student in the Nutrition and Dietetics program here at the University of Cincinnati? As a student in this cutting-edge program, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, tools, hands-on experience, and community engagement needed to excel. Learn what opportunities are available to you as you embark on your unique undergraduate experience. 

Student Perspective

Hi, I'm Mallory Hansen!

Mallory Hansen, 4th year Nutrition and Dietetics student holds two sticks. One says Cincinnati and the other says Bearcats.

Mallory Hansen, 4th year Nutrition and Dietetics student

I will be entering my fourth year this coming Fall (2023). I will be graduating with my undergraduate degree this coming Fall Semester. The University of Cincinnati’s Accelerated Dietitian Nutritionist Program is a great avenue for individuals wanting to become registered dietitians. 

Read more about Mallory!

Getting Involved 

Make the most out of your college journey by getting involved on campus! There's no better way to enrich your experience and create lasting memories than by actively participating in student organizations, clubs, and events. Involvement on campus offers a myriad of benefits that go beyond the classroom such as personal development, community building, networking opportunities, and educational enrichment.  

Student Dietetic Association

Students in the nutrition lab

Students in the nutrition lab

The Student Dietetic Association (SDA) is an organization that brings together students who enjoy nutrition, fitness, and health by providing opportunities for service, networking, and professional development in the related field.


Students working in the CAHS Nutrition Lab.

Nutrition student cutting fresh produce

UC Nutri-Ed hosts a variety of activities including nutrition education, learning about how to grow your own food, debunking food myths, and exploring our current society's status on sustainable eating. We have members from a variety of majors and different backgrounds coming to provide input on food nutrition and health. Everyone is welcome to join! We provide classes on how to cook cultural foods from around the world, health-promoting cooking, and building kitchen confidence. We even do fun events such as Seed Starting with Vegetables and Herbs and Pumpkin Succulent Decorating throughout the year.  

The University of Cincinnati is home to over 600 student organizations! Find one that is right for you. Click the button below for a comprehensive list of all that UC has to offer. 

Program Outcomes

Outcome Rate 

72.73% of students find employment after graduating from the University of Cincinnati Nutrition and Dietetics Program, while 21.21% continue their education. 

Top Employers

Through our valuable partnerships and close proximity to renowned hospitals and medical centers, graduates of the Nutrition and Dietetics program  at the University of Cincinnati predominantly secure employment at:
  1. UC Health
  2. TriHealth
  3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
  4. St. Elizabeth Hospital
  5. VA Hospital

Average Starting Salary 

On average, graduates of the University of Cincinnati Nutrition and Dietetics program make $44,412 annually in their first role after graduation.  

For those who choose to obtain the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential by applying for the Accelerated Dietitian Nutritionist program, the national average salary is about $72,000 and the career options are diverse and flexible. 

Success Resources 

Photographed University Cincinnati students, faculty for marketing promos for CAHS Thursday March 30, 2023 at College of Allied Health Sciences. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

Allied Health Students: Kaleb Gerken, Dani Ameh, and Anastasia Russell (left to right)

Every student's educational journey is unique. Together with the University of Cincinnati's centralized programs and resources, The College of Allied Health Sciences provides a wide range of solution-based services, intended to remove obstacles and clear the pathway to success.

In the News


Eating smarter with diabetes

January 25, 2023

St. Vincent de Paul's teaching kitchen offers UC students a service-learning co-op and a teachable moment. Residents battling diabetes learn recipes that will help lower blood sugar levels and the amount of medications needed.

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