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 throughCanvas, 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
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 theOSU 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
throughOSU 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.