Course Schedule

Notification of Program Change

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the minimum degree requirement for eligibility to take the registration examination for dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will change from a bachelor’s degree to a graduate degree. To meet these requirements, the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition at OHSU is in the process of making significant changes to the MS in Human Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate (MSDI) Program. We anticipate more information to be available by the end of year. Please continue to visit our website for the most up to date application and program information.

Fall

Course # Course Title Credits
NUTN 504 Supervised Practice Rotations 8
NUTN 510 Public Health Nutrition 3
NUTN 513 Food Service and Clinical Management 2

Winter

Course # Course Title Credits
NUTN 504 Supervised Practice Rotations 7
NUTN 511 Pathophysiology & Medical Nutrition Therapy 3
NUTN 514 Nutrition Research & Scientific Communication 3

Spring

Course # Course Title Credits
NUTN 504 Supervised Practice Rotations 8
NUTN 503/506 Thesis or Capstone 1
NUTN 512 Advanced Pathophysiology & Medical Nutrition Therapy 3

Summer A and B

Course # Course Title Credits
NUTN 503/506 Thesis or Capstone 1-2
NUTN 517 Laboratory Methods in Nutrition (for thesis students only) 3
NUTN 521 Energy Metabolism 3

Fall

Course # Course Title Credits
NUTN 503/506 Thesis or Capstone 1
NUTN 505 Reading & Conferences 1
NUTN 522 Antioxidant, Bone & Protein Metabolism 3
BSTA 525 Introduction to Biostatistics 4
PHYS 510A Advanced Physiology 3

Winter

Course # Course Title Credits
NUTN 503/506 Thesis or Capstone 1
NUTN 507 Seminar 1
PHYS 510B Advanced Physiology 3

Spring

Course # Course Title Credits
NUTN 503/506 Thesis or Capstone 1
NUTN 515 Case Studies in Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy 2
NUTN 516A/B Nutrition Physical Examination & Lab 3
NUTN 527 Nutritional Epidemiology (taken in odd years) 2

2022-2023 Course Descriptions 

2022-2023 Academic Calendar

*Curriculum and course schedule subject to change

Thesis and capstone credits

MSDI students must complete a minimum of six thesis or capstone credits. 

Electives

MSDI students in the thesis option must complete a minimum of 11 elective credits. MSDI students in the non-thesis option must complete a minimum of 14 elective credits. Three of the required elective credits can be taken outside of the GPHN through the Global Health Center, Medical and Molecular Genetics, and School of Public Health, among other programs. Student can take up to three independent study credits (NUTN 502) from the GPHN if appropriate and applicable.  

Interprofessional education

As part of the OHSU Interprofessional Initiative, dental, medical, nursing, nutrition, physician assistant, and radiation therapy students are required to attend IPE sessions during their first year at OHSU. Students will be automatically enrolled at no cost in the one credit course, IPE 501 Foundations of Patient Safety and Interprofessional Practice, which is designed for early health care learners from all OHSU schools and programs to introduce them to the importance of best practices for professionalism, roles and responsibilities, teamwork, communication, ethics, and collaborative practice as a means to improve the quality and safety of patient care.