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Why study nutritional sciences online through OSU?

Our online nutritional sciences program is specifically designed for those seeking a career in public health nutrition. You will be prepared to promote overall health and well-being in government institutions, hospitals, schools and larger organizations through nutrition education about disease prevention, social media materials related to food safety, food system alterations to decrease food insecurity and public policy related to child dietary quality, to name a few.


This 100 percent online degree program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. Full-time enrollment is encouraged, but not required. Generally, students enrolled full time can expect to complete their degree in four years.  


The online program follows the same curriculum as the on-campus nutritional sciences degree, option in public health nutrition.  We use a strong physical and social science background to study the many aspects of human health, through the frame of nutrition. Flexible and individualized curriculum allows you to pursue your desired professional path. Hands-on experiences and service learning is prioritized, beginning with shadowing public health nutrition professionals such as WIC nutritionists, school nutrition directors, Cooperative Extension educators, health coaches, public health educators and more. This gives you a direct look at the profession to ensure you have chosen the right career path. Additionally, service-learning opportunities allow you to use and practice skills learned in the classroom while simultaneously serving others through work with community organizations such as food resource centers, senior adult nutrition programs, school nutrition programs, early childhood programs and others.



To apply for the program, students must complete the OSU undergraduate application. By completing the online application and answering the essay questions, you will automatically be considered for scholarship opportunities at OSU. Comprehensive admission requirements for online, freshmen, international and readmission students can be found through OSU Undergraduate Admissions.



OSU offers undergrad online degree programs at a block rate tuition structure for 12-18 credit hours. All undergrad students are eligible for scholarships awarded through the university and college.

2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident


$178.55 $695.90
Fees $231 $231
Total $409.55 $926.90

Set semester block rate tuition & fee (12-18 hrs)

$4,509.00 $12,269.25

* This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2019–2020 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer.




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