Ashland University’s Dietetics program is designed to prepare you for a successful career helping others through the science of nutrition.

Ashland University’s Dietetics program is designed to prepare you for a successful career helping others through the science of nutrition.

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The demand for skilled dietitians has never been more urgent. Whether you’re looking to work as a clinical dietitian within a variety of specializations within the medical field, help restore the lives of those suffering from eating disorders or pursue further education within a supervised dietitian context, Ashland University’s award-winning Dietetics program is known for setting up our graduates for success.

A program built
just for you.

A program built just for you.

If you have a passion for cooking and find yourself drawn to the hard science behind nutrition, dietetics may be exactly what you’re looking for. Skilled dietitians are increasingly in demand. That is especially true when it comes to graduates of programs dedicated to meeting the highest educational standards for evidence-based nutrition. The key for you is to find the right program that fits your interests, needs and goals and offers you the opportunity to gain the tools and earn the knowledge necessary for a fulfilling career helping others achieve health through nutrition.

Ashland University’s elite Dietetics program is designed for students who are deeply interested in the science of food and are looking to learn the skills and use the tools industry employers need, all within a collaborative environment focused on your individual success.

Our Dietetics program sets the bar for equipping you to succeed in a world that needs highly-skilled dietitians more than ever. With small class sizes, access to professional state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, award-winning professors who are personally invested in your success and an emphasis on internship opportunities designed to build your professional network and open doors after graduation, we will have you prepared for whatever path you choose.

Dietetics Program

Ashland University’s unique approach to dietetics education means you will learn by doing. Our four-year program is designed to provide you with intensive classroom education that you can apply to real-world experiences. Our program prioritizes participation in hands-on settings that expand on classroom learning and set you up for success, no matter which career path you choose after graduation.

Within this program, you’ll experience:

  • One-on-one mentorship opportunities with outstanding faculty.

  • Small class sizes that ensure individual attention.

  • Learning with a program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation of Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND).

  • Being a part of a strong pre-professional program with an excellent track record. Over the last decade, 100% of our graduates secured a job within their chosen field or were accepted into a Dietitian Supervisory educational program within a year of graduation.

  • Opportunities to gain incomparable real world experience through internship opportunities within our extensive corporate partner network.

  • Access to state-of-the-art labs and simulation environments.


Ashland University is accredited by the Accreditation of Nutrition & Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND).

Our graduates go on to the nation’s most prestigious and competitive graduate educational programs, while also demonstrating an excellent Registered Dietician exam pass rate.

Dietetics Program

Submit your application Our award-winning faculty make your success their highest priority. Combining a rigorous classroom environment with hands-on application, you will learn nutritional science by doing science and set yourself up for success now, and into the future.



Submit your application Learn the skills you need within an intimate educational setting with direct mentorship opportunities available throughout this traditional four-year program.

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Because you’re learning from a faculty composed of working dietitians, you’re engaging with the latest and most cutting edge information, giving you the competitive edge you need as you prepare to confront the challenges you’ll meet at the next level.


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Access state-of-the-art tools and facilities as you prepare for lifelong success within the field of nutritional science.



Here's what
to expect from
Ashland University's
Dietetics Program.

Here's what
to expect from
Ashland University's
Dietetics Program.

In these programs, you will:

  • Receive personal attention from each of your professors, with many opportunities to participate in classroom activities with small class sizes.

  • Learn from distinguished, experienced faculty. Our award-winning faculty make your success their highest priority.

  • Gain real world experience with internship opportunities with our local and regional organizational partners so you’ll be prepared for the next step in your journey.

  • Work collaboratively with other students in a culture of support and individual attention.



Pursuing your passion takes diligence, focus and perseverance. Our Dean’s Scholarship is designed to reward your hard work and add even more value to your education.

For students majoring in eligible programs, the Dean’s Scholarship includes a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500, which can be “stacked” on top of other merit awards received. Additionally, recipients can participate in unique academic communities to engage with faculty and prepare for their future career.

To qualify, you must have a 3.5 GPA from high school or previous college and maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout your studies at Ashland. Once you apply and are admitted to Ashland University, you’ll receive an invitation to apply for the Dean’s Scholarship if you qualify.

Ashland University

Founded in 1878, Ashland University continues to have a rich tradition as a private, comprehensive institution preparing students for exciting, impactful professions and careers. Your success is our goal, not just while you are a student but for the rest of your life as a member of the Eagle family.

We place a great emphasis on the importance of each member of our community. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and characterizes well the nature and content of both the online and campus environment.

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We promise to teach you how to think, not what to think. We promise to work with you to create an individualized plan for your future, and we promise you an affordable education. We promise you will be guided by mentors invested in you as an individual. They will, within a diverse community of respect, design personalized transformative experiences to develop you as a person who works, serves and leads with integrity. And we promise you a lifelong commitment as we continue to help you discern your life calling and make a positive impact on your family, community and the world at large.

Take the First Step

An incredible story
awaits. Apply now and
see where it takes you.

An incredible story awaits. Apply now and see where it takes you.

Start your career as a dietetics professional at Ashland University as you build up your professional network in a culture of belonging. Seize opportunities for growth throughout your four years within the dietetics program and learn the skills you’ll need to succeed no matter where your career goals take you in the future.