Program Description


The nutrition program (premedicine/preprofessional) is for those interested in a career in nutrition, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other professions.

To remain active in this program students must:

  1. maintain overall GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all hours attempted at Ohio University; and
  2. earn at least a 2.0 (C) or better in all major and related required courses

To remain active, students must also successfully earn a C (2.0) in all required courses within the retake limit. Additional elective courses may be needed to gain admission into some professional school/graduate programs.

Note: Admission to graduate and professional programs can be very competitive, with most programs requiring a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher. Completing the graduation requirements of Ohio University and nutrition program does not guarantee that students will be accepted into post-baccalaureate programs. Students must apply to and be granted acceptance into such programs.

About Ohio University

In 1803, Ohio became a state and on February 18, 1804, the Ohio General Assembly passed an act establishing "The Ohio University." The University opened in 1808 with one building, three students, and one professor, Jacob Lindley. One of the first two graduates of the University, Thomas Ewing, later became a United States senator and distinguished himself as cabinet member or advisor to four presidents. Twenty-four years after its founding, in 1828, Ohio University conferred an A.B. degree on John Newton Templeton, its first black graduate and only the third black man to graduate from a college in the United States. In 1873, Margaret Boyd received her B.A. degree and became the first woman to graduate from the University. Soon after, the institution graduated its first international alumnus, Saki Taro Murayama of Japan, in 1895.