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School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

E160 Grover Center
Athens, OH 45701

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This program qualifies you to apply for professional or graduate study and research in nutrition and/or biological sciences. Undergraduates with a strong interest in nutrition, such as those in premedicine, will find the program will satisfy requirements for admission to professional schools (e.g., medical school).

Career Opportunities

Completion of the dietetics concentration is also the first step to becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD). To become a RD, you must complete a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and course work approved/accredited by CADE, followed by a CADE-accredited supervised practice program, which typically lasts 6-12 months, at a health-care facility, community agency or a foodservice corporation (may be combined with undergraduate or graduate studies). Finally, you must pass a national examination administered by CDR.

The Nutrition Program (pre-medicine) is for those interested in a career in nutrition research, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and other professions. Completion of this program qualifies graduates for admission to related graduate and professional programs. Additional courses may be required for some programs. In addition, graduates can pursue employment in a food and nutrition research setting or related area.


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There are two programs in nutrition science: applied nutrition (AN) and nutrition (premedicine/preprofessional).

-The AN Program (dietetics concentration) is for those interested in dietetics, nutrition counseling, public health nutrition, community nutrition, wellness, food, and food service management careers. The AN Program (Dietetics concentration) is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), the accrediting agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

-The Nutrition Program (pre-medicine) is for those interested in a career in nutrition research, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and other professions.

College of Health Sciences and Professions

The youngest of Ohio University's academic units, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is home to about 100 staff and faculty members and 2,500 students. The College was launched in 1979 under the name Health and Human Services, and was renamed in 2010 during an academic realignment that migrated several of its programs to other campus units.

The College began with three schools in 1979 and had grown to include six by the time it was restructured in 2010. Today it includes four academic units: the School of Nursing; School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness; School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences; and Department of Social and Public Health.

All four are housed in Grover Center, a state-of-the-art facility that underwent an extensive renovation, completed in 2001, that for the first time brought all of the College’s academic programs under one roof.

While the four academic units form its core, the College over the years has branched into outreach initiatives that serve the surrounding community while providing valuable practical experience for students. These include WellWorks nutrition and fitness center; Ohio University Therapy Associates’ Hearing, Speech, Language and Physical Therapy clinics; Atrium Café; and Kids on Campus afterschool and summer programs.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.