OUHSC RD Student Education Checklist

OBRC has collaborated with the OUSHC College of Allied Health, Department of Nutritional Sciences to create an RD/P3 program to help HSC Dietetic Students to simultaneously study to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Students who choose this program will apply to the OBRC P3 program after being accepted into the OUHSC Dietetics Program. The benefit of this RD/P3 program is that students can obtain 2 of the 4 months of required lactation clinical training hours during their final months of the OUHSC Dietetic Program. A general outline of this schedule is below.

  • 1-month Community Rotation with OBRC
  • 1-month Lactation Community Elective Rotation with OBRC
  • Graduate OUHSC Dietetics Program
  • 2-months as a full-time OBRC P3 Trainee (immediately following graduation)

Requirement #1 - General Education

To take advantage of this particular offering, you must have been accepted to the OUHSC Dietetics Program.

Requirement #2 - Health Educaiton

You must have received passing grades in the below 14 courses/subjects required by IBLCE. Classes in BOLD type are preferred, however, the additional classes listed are also accepted. If your class is not listed, click here to be directed to IBLCEs Health Education Guide to review the course descriptions to help you determine if your class meets IBLCE requirements. These classes should all be covered through your OUHSC Dietetics Program (or during undergraduate programs prior to your acceptance into the HSC program).

  1. Biology or Introductory Biology, General Biology, Fundamentals of Biology, Life Science or Human Biology.
  2. Human Anatomy or Introductory Human Anatomy, Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology or Human Biology.
  3. Human Physiology or Principles of Human Physiology, Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology or Human Biology.
  4. Infant and Child Growth and Development or Childhood Growth and Development, Early Childhood Development, Development of Infants and Toddlers, or Developmental Psychology.
  5. Introduction to Clinical Research or Introduction to Critical Inquiry and Research, Health Sciences Research Methods, Statistics for Health Professionals, Introductory Statistics, Public Health Research and Methods or Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research.
  6. Nutrition or Principles of Human Nutrition, Introduction to the Nutritional Sciences, or Biochemistry 101.
  7. Psychology or Counselling Skills or Communication Skills or Basic Concepts in Psychology, Introduction to PsychologyApplied PsychologyFoundations of Interpersonal Communication, Health Communication or Consumer-Provider Health Communication.
  8. Sociology or Cultural Sensitivity or Cultural Anthropology or Introductory Sociology, Elements of Sociology, Cultural Competency, or Introduction to Cultural Anthropology.
  9. Medical Documentation
  10. Medical Terminology
  11. Occupational Safety and Security for Health Professionals
  12. Professional Ethics for Health Professionals
  13. Universal Safety Precautions and Infection Control
  14. Certification in Basic Life Support

Requirement #3 - Lactation Education

Provide certificate of completion of:

  • 95 Hours of Lactation Specific Education (This education should include 5 hours of Communication Education)
  • Certificate of Completion MUST be provided before the first day of your 4-month rotation.
  • We recommend Lactation Education ResourcesGOLD Learning or any LEAARC certified program

Have all requirements?

If you have transcripts, certificates and/or recognized license to show your completion of the listed courses, click here to be directed to the Program Checklist.