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One unique difference that you'll experience in Human Sciences is a competitive faculty to student ratio. This ratio allows 1 on 1 attention by faculty, not just advisors. Once admitted to OSU, new students may choose one of four options in Nutritional Sciences:
Human Nutrition/Pre-medical Sciences
Human Nutrition/Premedical Sciences students plan to pursue medical, dental, optometric, or pharmacist professional school or to pursue a career in nutrition research. The most rigorous of the options, each student needs to research professional schools and prerequisites early in the college career in order to satisfy all prerequisites. Real-life experiences in the healthcare arena will strengthen the students’ applications and professional education.
Allied Health students complete the prerequisite courses needed for admittance to professional programs in preparation to become Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dental Hygienists, and Radiology Techs along with their general bachelor’s degree education requirements.
Community Nutrition students intend to enter the workforce after graduation or to pursue graduate studies in an area other than nutrition. By combining a solid knowledge base in science and nutrition with courses from other disciplines which are chosen as electives, the community nutrition student will chart a career course with help from an adviser.
Dietetics students prepare to become Registered Dietitians (RD) who will be able to practice in a broad list of areas, including healthcare, community nutrition programs, foodservice, schools, industry, education, and more. The Dietetics degree sheet meets the curricular requirements that are needed in a Didactic Program in Dietetics so that students may apply through a competitive process for a postgraduate ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship (DI).