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DIETETICS

Department of Allied Health Sciences

The University awards the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Dietetics to the student upon successful completion of the curriculum listed below. This program of study includes academic, laboratory and clinical education experiences. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply for admission to the Dietetic Internship program. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is nationally accredited and the Dietetic Internship is currently granted Developmental Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 3 12/899-5400. Upon completion of the DPD, students earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics and are issued the Verification Statement required for application to a supervised practice program (Dietetic Internship). After completion of the internship, the graduate must pass a national registration examination administered by ADA's Commission on Registration to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).

CLR – Computer Literacy Requirement GER – General Education Requirement
OCR – Oral Communication Requirement UR – University Requirement

Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics

Suggested Course Sequence:
FRESHMAN YEAR Sem. Hrs. SOPHOMORE YEAR Sem. Hrs.
BIOL 114, 115 (GER), 116, 117 8 ACCT 205 3
CHEM 101 (GER) 3 AHSC 221 3
ENGL 101, 102 (GER) 6 CHEM 208 (GER) 3
DIET 101, 111, 200 7 DIET 215, 264, 310 9
Freshman Seminar Course (UR) 1 ECON 255 (GER) 3
MATH 101 (GER) 3 ENGL Literature Elective (GER) 3
CMPS 101 3 HIST 101, 102 or 150, 151 (GER) 6
Concentration Courses 3 H&PE Activity 2
(See footnote 1 or 2 below) 34 MATH 214 3
  NURS 311 1
  Concentration Courses 5-6
  (See footnote 1 or 2 below) 36-37
JUNIOR YEAR Sem. Hrs. SENIOR YEAR Sem. Hrs.
ART ELEC (GER) 3 AHSC 436, 440 8
BIOL 203 3 DIET 330, 404, 459, 490 12
DIET 301, 316, 318, 320 10 ENGL 468 3
FACS 262 (OCR) 3 Concentration Courses 3-7
PSYC Elective 3 (See footnote 1 or 2 below) 26-30
Concentration Courses 6-9  
(See footnote 1 or 2 below) 28-31  

Total Hours Required for Degree: 124-132
with 1 General Dietetics Concentration (DIET): 124
with 2 Culinary Nutrition Concentration: 132

Courses in major should be taken in sequential order. Student should obtain curriculum sheet from department.

1General Dietetics Concentration (DIET) – 17 hours required

DIET 215 MNGT 301
FACS 458 MKTG 300
FACS 459 SOCI 151 (GER)
H&PE Elective  

2Culinary Nutrition Concentration (DICN) – 27 hours required

CULA 111 CULA 250
CULA 219 CULA 279
CULA 221 CULA 429
CULA 222 CULA 490
CULA 230 SOCI (300 or above) (GER)
CULA 241