2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Major in Dietetics (BA/BS)

96 credits

The Department of Nutrition and Health Science offers a baccalaureate degree in dietetics that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. To pursue this program, students must have sufficient mathematical preparation to meet the prerequisite for required chemistry courses (two years of high school algebra or successful completion of MATH 108). Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in dietetics must begin their academic career as a pre-dietetics major. Students will apply into the dietetics major in the spring semester of the second year, or as required courses are completed. Please refer to the Dietetics Program Director for full program requirements and program admission criteria.

Pre-dietetics core, 34 credits

ANAT 201Fundamentals of Human Anatomy

3

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 230Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences

3

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

CHEM 360Essentials of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 361Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

1

HOSP 110Principles of Food Preparation and Food Science

3

NUTR 101Introduction to Dietetics

1

NUTR 340Principles of Human Nutrition

3

PHYS 215Human Physiology

5

PSYS 100Introduction to Psychological Science

3

Total Credit Hours:34

Dietetics courses, 62 credits

BIO 113Microbiology for the Health Sciences

5

HOSP 147Foodservice Sanitation

1

HOSP 220Meal Design and Presentation

3

NUR 101Terminology for Health Care Professionals and Consumers

2

NUTR 345Macronutrients

3

NUTR 346Micronutrients and Phytochemicals

3

NUTR 350Technology of Food Science

3

NUTR 360Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disease

3

NUTR 363Administration of Food and Nutrition Systems

3

NUTR 365Professional Leadership in Nutrition and Dietetics

3

NUTR 375Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Education

3

NUTR 425Nutrition Counseling Practicum

3

NUTR 435Introduction to Research in Nutrition and Dietetics

3

NUTR 446Medical Nutrition Therapy 1

3

NUTR 447Medical Nutrition Therapy 2

3

NUTR 455Lifecycle Nutrition

3

NUTR 456Community Nutrition

3

NUTR 480Global Nutrition

3

PHIL 202Ethics

3

PSYS 241Statistics

3

NUTR Elective 3

3

Total Credit Hours:62

Total Credit Hours: 96