The School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness (AHSW) is housed in the College of Health Science and Professions (CHSP). The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs. The programs include undergraduate majors in Nutrition and Applied Nutrition, Nutrition Science and Exercise Physiology, and a minor in Applied Nutrition. Graduate programs are offered in Athletic Training, Food and Nutrition Science, and Physiology of Exercise. This program handbook summarizes the policies and procedures for Ohio University’s Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)/ dietetics concentration of the applied nutrition major.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students who complete the concentration qualify to sit for a national exam to become a nutrition and dietetic technician, registered (NDTR or DTR). Students are prepared to enter a stand-alone ACEND-accredited supervised practice program and master's degree programs to become registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN or RD) or combined Masters and Supervised Practice programs such as the Ohio University combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship.
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR’s Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR’s website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
ACEND Website: https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend
They can be contacted by email, at ACEND@eatright.org;
Or by Phone, 1.800.877.1600 x 5400;
Or by Mail, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
In most states, RDNs also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements visit: http://www.cdrnet.org/LicensureMap
To maintain the NDTR/DTR and RDN/RD credentials, professionals must complete continuing education requirements set forth by the CDR (https://www.cdrnet.org)