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Bachelor of Science (BS)

7-week 100% online

Didactic Program in Dietetics

For those who already have a degree and are seeking to earn a Verification Statement from an accredited program or hold an NDTR credential and would like to complete a bachelor’s degree to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Bowling Green State University’s online program is for you. This is an asynchronous program that allows flexibility for work schedules and location.

The online Dietetics program is an interdisciplinary science that studies the application of the principles of human nutrition and foods. Dietetics is becoming increasingly important in the maintenance of health and the prevention of diseases for people of all ages -- from infancy to old age.

Have questions?

Our online enrollment specialists are here for you from registration to graduation. Contact us with questions about applying, financial aid, program details, student support and more. online@bgsu.edu | 419-372-3226

Program benefits

  • Completion in as little as 4 semesters
  • Online courses
  • Three start dates per year


Depending on the number of courses you transfer in to the program this can change. Please view the Tuition calculator to get an estimate.

Program strengths

  • 100% Online - Flexible for working adults
  • Opportunities to work closely with talented faculty members who are outstanding teachers and scholars;
  • Course work that focuses on both personal and professional skills;
  • A focus on lifelong learning.
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Sample courses

  • Introduction to Dietetics
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Food Science
  • Food: Preparation, Availability, and Resources
  • Nutritional Assessment and Counseling
  • Food and Culture
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Experimental Foods
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy to Adolescence
  • Life Cycle Nutrition: The Middle and Later Years
  • Research Methods in Nutrition, Foods, and Dietetics

Quality Matters LogoBGSU is the only university in Ohio and one of just nine in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate for all of our seven-week online programs. The certificate recognizes that our programs provide the critical services needed for student success and that we use student feedback to continuously improve those services.

BGSU College of Heath and Human Services 

You will be enrolled in and receive your degree from the College of Health and Human Services

Updated: 09/21/2023 10:25AM