About Us

The Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition is located on the South Waterfront campus of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and houses the longest-standing Dietetic Internship program in the Pacific Northwest. Graduates from our programs are employed in a variety of clinical, foodservice, community, research, private practice, and entrepreneurial positions. OHSU is an outstanding teaching hospital and university that draws students and professionals from all over the world. Options for graduate study in the field of nutrition and dietetics include: 

Mission of the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition (GPHN)

The GPHN supports the overall vision of OHSU, which is to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research. A fundamental priority throughout OHSU is to enable each student to achieve their potential as a health care professional while efficiently and effectively meeting the health-related needs of the multiple communities they serve.

The GPHN provides our students with a dynamic array of knowledge and skills that prepare them to practice in and advance the fields of nutrition and dietetics. We believe strongly in giving back to the community and to our profession, and it is our hope that students will be inspired to help others and to advocate for themselves and the profession.

OHSU and the GPHN embrace and are committed to the belief that learning and working in a community enriched with people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, cultures and traditions, strengthens our individual and collective contributions to society. By fostering a community of inclusion, we are committed to building an environment where students thrive and maximize their potential.