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Graduates of the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition (GPHN) enter the field of dietetics and nutrition from a variety of backgrounds, with diverse interests, and with a passion to serve. These future leaders build on foundations established and refined by others and use innovative, evidenced-based, nutrition care and dietetics services to promote and enhance health and wellness for all people. They are efficient and effective communicators who use far-reaching, social networking mediums to disseminate information about nutrition to clients, colleagues, and the global community.

There are four options for graduate study in nutrition and dietetics at OHSU:

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Gainful Employment Regulation

Federal regulations require disclosure of certain information for graduate certificate programs that the U.S. Department of Education defines as "Gainful Employment " programs. Click on this link for information on the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification, program length, estimated tuition and fees as well as other information for the Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

Upcoming Events

Nutrition Seminar

When: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: Presentation A: 12:15-1:15pm; Presentation B: 1:15-2:15pm
Where: Gaines Hall, Room 5
Details: Nutrition Seminar Theme for Winter 2016: Nutrition Assessment and Interventions for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Each Nutrition Seminar has two presentations. Presentation A: Nutritional Assessment & Intervention for Children with Prader Willi Syndrome by Natalie Gavi, GPHN MSCN student. Presentation B: Nutritional Assessment & Intervention for Children with Thalassemia by Kayla Gahuman, GPHN MS/DI student.
CPEU Credit: 1-2 hours. Please contact for more information.

NUTN 532: Nutrition for the Older Adult

When: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 2:30 - 4:30pm
Where: Gaines Hall, Room 47
Details: Join Dr. Sandy van Calcar, MS, PhD, RD and other GPHN students on a fascinating course about Nutrition for the Older Adult (open to the public). This course will feature guest speakers and nutrition experts from the Portland-metro area.Topic: Physical Activity for the Elderly by Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD, FACSM (OHSU School of Nursing).
CPEU Credit: 1 hour. Please contact for more information.

DICAS Closes!

When: Monday, February 15, 2016
Where: portal.dicas.org
Details: DICAS is the centralized application for prospective Dietetic Intern students (this includes prospective students to our DI program and Combined MS/DI program). Please visit our Applications page for more information. All application materials need to be postmarked by Feb. 15, 2016.


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