Dietetics MPH

Food and nutrition—two areas you'd love to build your expertise in as a professional. Choose one of the three paths to success through our Dietetics programs and prepare for your future career.

What You'll Study

The eleven-semester program encompasses a minimum of 1,200 supervised practice hours in medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition and wellness, maternal and child, foodservice and aging. 43 Credit Hours.Please see the Master's of Public Health for more information regarding this program.

Students who apply for the MPH-RDN Track must complete the BSAS Food and Nutrition-Graduate Track coursework (or equivalent) prior to starting the MPH-RDN Track. (127-128 hours)

Our Program in Dietetics is Accredited through 2023 by ACEND. ACEND is recognized by the US Department of Education .

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Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
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Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master's degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).  In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor's degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023.  For more information about this requirements visit CDR's website.  

In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited DPD program at Youngstown State University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program.  Graduates who have successfully completed the CPD program at Youngstown State University are eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN."

In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice.  For more information about state licensure requirements.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN.

Masters

  • Dietetics Future Model

    The eleven-semester program encompasses a minimum of 1,200 supervised practice hours in medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition and wellness, maternal and child, foodservice and aging. 42 Credit Hours. Please see the Master's of Public Health for more information regarding this program.

    Students who apply for the MPH-RDN Track must complete the BSAS Food and Nutrition-Graduate Track coursework (or equivalent) prior to starting the MPH-RDN Track.

    The following information can be found located within the Student Handbook *

    • Application and Admission requirements prior to joining the program
    • Requirements and process to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
    • Academic Program Calendar
    • Program Mission and Goals
    • Program Costs
    • Graduation and Program Completion Requirements
    • Financial Aid Information; regarding scholarships, stipends, loan deferments (federal or private), and other support
    • Distance Education Requirements, and expectations
    • Requirements for Supervised Practice Experiences, Experiential Learning Sites, and Preceptors
    • Information regarding state License requirements
    • Route to becoming an RDN

    Program Outcomes Data is available upon request. 

    Application

    * Costs for the Student that includes travel, housing, books, liability insurance, medical exams, drug testing, background checks, verification of student identity (such as for distance learning), uniforms and other program-specific costs/fees, in addition to any institutional fees and tuition.

Internships and Jobs

OUR STUDENTS HAVE INTERNED AT:
  •  St. Elizabeth Health Center
  •  Salem Regional Medical Center
  •  YSU Andrews Recreational Center
OUR GRADUATES WORK FOR:
  •  VidaFit
  •  Meadville Medical Center
  •  Public Health Institute