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The Dietetics Program at OSU


According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “dietetics is the integration and application of principles derived from several disciplines—including nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, food science and composition, management, food service, and the behavioral and social sciences—to achieve and optimize human health. Dietetic professionals translate the scientific evidence regarding human nutrition and use that information to help shape the food intake or choices of the public.”


The OSU Didactic Program in Dietetics is continuously accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy or A.N.D.), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606, (800)877-1600 x 5400.

Our program completed the ten-year self-study and site visit process this year, and the ACEND Board of Directors voted in favor of continuous accreditation at the June 2011 meeting.


catherine palmerOSU DPD Director
Catherine Palmer, MS, RDN/LD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
College of Human Sciences
Oklahoma State University
301 Human Sciences (mailing address)
313 Human Sciences (office address)
Stillwater, OK 74078