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Emphasis - Dietetics

B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition

Description

The program in dietetics and nutrition provides an academic path for students to enter careers or advanced programs in dietetics and nutrition.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Goals/Mission Statement

The mission of the dietetics and nutrition and program is to prepare a diverse community of students who will be prepared academically and professionally to achieve success in postgraduate studies such as dietetic internships, graduate school and/or dietetic-related careers. Students will be able to analyze current academic and research literature, value lifelong learning, participate in community-based service learning activities, and demonstrate professional ethics.

General Education Requirements

See the General Education/Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences. Students in this major, however, must take Bisc 102/103 OR 160/161 OR Bisc 206 to fulfill the "Human Biology w/Lab." Students must also take Bisc 210 OR Bisc 333 for the "Additional Science w/Lab" requirement.

An additional 20 hours are required in the following courses: Chem 105/115, Chem 106/116, GB 370, Mgmt 383 OR NHM 466, Spch 102, 105 OR Bus 271, Writ 250.

Course Requirements

All B.S.D.N. students require the following 23 hours of credit:

Hours
NHM 111. Servsafe 1
NHM 114. Intro to Nutrition Professions 2
NHM 211. Principles of Food Preparation 3
NHM 213. Principles of Food Preparation Lab 1
NHM 311. Nutrition 3
NHM 323. Human Development Across the Lifespan 3
NHM 410. Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
NHM 414. Professional Development in Nutrition 1
NHM 415. Experimental Foods 3
NHM 417. Community Nutrition 3

A minimum grade of C is required in all NHM core courses.

Other Academic Requirements

A verification statement documenting successful completion of all undergraduate course requirements is required for graduates to gain acceptance into accredited dietetic internship programs.

Emphasis - Dietetics

Description

The dietetics emphasis is designed for students who are seeking a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist.

General Education Requirements

Students must meet all general education, additional support, and core NHM class requirements. Students must have department approval to add this emphasis.

Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the dietetics emphasis must take the following 34 hours:

Other Academic Requirements

Students in this emphasis must earn a grade of "C" or better in all NHM classes. Students completing a B.S.D.N. degree with the dietetics emphasis will receive a verification statement that will allow graduates to apply to accredited dietetic internship or coordinated master’s programs. Graduates may also use the verification statement to take the exam leading to the credential of nutrition and dietetics technician, registered (NDTR).

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
3 hrs literature 200+ 3 Complete 3 hours of literature at the 200 level or higher with a passing grade.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
Soc 101 3 Complete Soc 101 with a passing grade.
Psy 201 3 Complete Psy 201 with a passing grade.
3 hrs statistics course 3 Sucessfully complete a statistic course from the following list of courses: Math 115, Econ 230, Bus 230 or Psy 202.

General Education II

Requirement Hours Description
3 hrs humanities or fine arts 3 Successfully complete 3 credit hours in humanities chosen from the following areas: African American Studies, classical civilization, gender studies, philosophy, modern or ancient languages, religion, or southern studies. Or, successfully complete 3 credit hours in the area of fine arts chosen from the following areas: art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
3 hrs Math 121 or higher 3 Successfully complete Math 121 or a higher level math with a passing grade.
4 hrs Human Biology with Lab 4 Complete four hours of the following courses with a passing grade: Bisc 102/103 OR 160/161 OR Bisc 206.
Bisc 210/333 4 Complete Bisc 210 or Bisc 333 with a passing grade.
Writ 250 3 Complete Writ 250 with a passing grade.
Chem 105 3 Complete Chem 105 with a passing grade.
Chem 115 1 Complete Chem 115 with a passing grade.
Chem 106 3 Complete Chem 106 with a passing grade.
Chem 116 1 Complete Chem 116 with a passing grade.
GB 370 3 Complete GB 370 with a passing grade.
Mgmt 383 or NHM 466/566 3 Successfully complete either Mgmt 383 or NHM 466/566.
Spch 102, Spch 105 or Bus 271 3 Sucessfully complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Spch 102, Spch 105, or Bus 271.
General electives 6 Student must complete 6 hours of general elective coursework to bring total hours completed for program to 124 hours.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
NHM 111 - C min 1 Complete NHM 111 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 114 - C min 2 Complete NHM 114 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 211 - C min 3 Complete NHM 211 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 213 - C min 1 Complete NHM 213 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 311 - C min 3 Complete NHM 311 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 323 - C min 3 Complete NHM 323 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 410 - C min 3 Complete NHM 410 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 414 or Edhe 333 - C min 1 Complete NHM 414 or EDHE 333 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 415 - C min 3 Complete NHM 415 with a grade of C or better.
NHM 417 - C min 3 Complete NHM 417 with a grade of C or better.

Emphasis - Dietetics

Requirement Hours Description
Chem 221 3 Complete Chem 221 with a passing grade.
Chem 225 1 Complete Chem 225 with a passing grade.
Chem 371, 373 or 471 3 Complete Chem 371, 373 or Chem 471 with a passing grade.
Bisc 207 4 Complete Bisc 207 with a passing grade.
NHM 363 - C min 3 Complete with a grade of C or better.
NHM 373 - C min 3 Complete with a grade of C or better.
NHM 411 - C min 3 Complete with a grade of C or better.
NHM 412 - C min 3 Complete with a grade of C or better.
NHM 461 - C min 3 Complete with a grade of C or better.
NHM 462 - C min 3 Complete with a grade of C or better.
NHM 472 - C min 2 Complete with a grade of C or better.
NHM 483 - C min 3 Complete with a grade of C or better.
Minimum GPA in all NHM classes Students in this emphasis must earn a grade of "C" or better in all NHM classes.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.