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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.
Complete the following form to request your unofficial undergraduate estimate.
Upload your unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) and our eCampus staff will conduct a review to let you know how previously earned credits may transfer to a BGSU eCampus bachelor degree completion program. After your request is submitted, an eCampus advisor will follow up within 7 days.
For those who have an associate degree, the Director of the Dietetics will evaluate coursework for equivalency of Food and Nutrition courses. All other supporting courses to obtain a bachelor’s degree (e.g., BG Perspective and Science courses) will be evaluated through the University’s Office of Transfer Credit Evaluation.
If you are interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), you need to complete a 3-step process: completion of an undergraduate degree and meet the requirements of an accredited dietetic program where you can earn a verification statement (VS), apply, and get accepted into an accredited internship/supervised practice, and once you successfully complete that, you can sit for the RDN exam. Starting on January 1, 2024, you will also need a master's degree to take the RDN exam. The online program at BGSU provides you with all the classes that are needed to earn a VS and apply for a dietetic internship. To get started, please contact Dr. Carrie Hamady, Program Director at email@example.com, for a consult to determine which route is the best for you.
To apply to the online dietetics program, please click here for admission information and application. Admission to the University, in addition to having a bachelor’s degree or NDTR credential, are required for acceptance into the program.
Tuition and Fees
For current information, please click here to review details about tuition and fees. Please scroll to the “Distance/eCampus” section for tuition and fee information. Additional costs for books and lab fees are available to students at the time of registration.
Approximately 60 percent of BGSU students receive financial aid. Students who already have a degree can qualify for financial aid, if desired. The Dietetics Program Director will help you determine the correct path when registering to assist in this process. View the Financial Aid home page for more information.
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Mission, Goals and Objectives, Accreditation
Our Dietetics Home Page provides the overview of our program’s mission, program goals and objectives, and accreditation status.
The Curriculum Page outlines the required classes to earn the Verification Statement and/or Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics. The process of admission, requirements of the program, evaluation of prior work, and completion of the program is outlined below.
Evaluation of Prior Work
The Director of the Dietetics Program will meet with each candidate to evaluate previous coursework (from bachelor’s degree) and work experience (including foodservice certifications from the military and/or ServSafe) that may equate to the Food and Nutrition courses that are required for the Verification Statement.
Graduation / Program Completion Requirements
Candidates for degrees in the College of Health and Human Services must complete a minimum of 122 undergraduate semester hours of coursework with a BGSU cumulative GPA of “C”, or 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. The College of Health and Human Services also requires all students to have proficiency in writing (“C” or better in GSW 1120). Students must also meet the BG Perspective requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor and consult their program checksheets for program-specific suggestions and requirements.
Access the requirements for graduation and program completion.
For those who already have a bachelor’s degree, the Dietetics Program Director will work with you to determine the best course of study possible. Depending on the number of required courses you have already completed prior to admission will determine the time needed to earn the Verification Statement.
Approximately 60 percent of BGSU students receive financial aid. Students who already have a degree can qualify for financial aid, if desired. The Dietetics Program Director will help you determine the correct path when registering to assist in this process.
After graduation from BGSU with a B.S. in Dietetics, completion of an internship, and successfully passing the national registration examination, you will be a registered dietitian, eligible for licensure in most states. Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
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- 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.
To be a student in the Online Dietetics Program, students will need:
- Access to a computer and reliable internet connection. Chromebooks are not recommended as they cannot run LockDown Broswer, which is required for online testing.
- Access to a kitchen for lab courses. Students will complete lab assignments in their home environment.
- A mobile device or camera to take pictures of lab assignments which will be uploaded to our Learning Management System, Canvas.
- Basic computer skills to navigate and search the internet, utilize our Learning Management System, Canvas, library resources, and databases.
Steps to Apply
Submit Your Application Online
Note: There is a non-refundable application fee. If for some reason all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.
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Submit Official Collegiate Transcripts
Request official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. The Office of Transfer Evaluation will then evaluate your official transcript for possible credit towards your degree. Official transcripts should be sent directly to:
Office of Admissions
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
eCampus Enrollment Specialist Will Help you Enroll
Approximately one week after the Admissions Office receives your transcripts and application, your application will be processed. You will receive an email from the Admissions office when that is complete. At that point, you will receive an email from an eCampus enrollment specialist with instructions for registration.
Updated: 10/28/2022 10:13AM