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