To be eligible to graduate, students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, pass all nutrition (NUTN) courses with a B- or better, pass all other required courses with a grade of C or above (please see the GPHN Student Handbook for course requirements for the DI program), complete the required minimum number of credits, and complete all planned supervised practice experiences, which may exceed 1000 hours. The successful completion of a master’s or doctoral degree is also a requirement to complete the DI Certificate program. From the time of matriculation, students have six years to complete the graduate certificate requirements, unless granted a leave of absence.
Students who successfully complete the DI program, including the completion of a master's or doctoral degree, will receive a verification statement signed by the DI Director and a graduate certificate awarded by OHSU. Upon completion of all program requirements, exit paperwork is processed and submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for the student to be granted eligibility to sit for the registration examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). State licensure and state certification are entirely separate and distinct from registration or certification by the CDR. Information on Oregon state licensure can be found at the Health Licensing Office of Oregon website.