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B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition


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, Spch 102, 105 OR IMC 585 OR Bus 271, Writ 250.

Course Requirements

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

NHM 111 Servsafe 1
NHM 114 Intro to Nutrition Professions 2
NHM 211 Introduction to Culinary Science 3
NHM 213 Introduction to Culinary Science Lab 1
NHM 311 Nutrition 3
NHM 410 Fundamentals of Nutrition Assessment 3
NHM 414 Professional Development in Nutrition 3
NHM 415 Research in Culinary Science 3
NHM 511 Advanced Nutrition 3
NHM 531 Community Nutrition: Theory and App. 3
NHM 532 Nutrition Edu and Coun: Theory & Practic 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.


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