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COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH

Dietetics Program

The Department offers two curricula Dietetics programs. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Dietetics and the Certificate of completion to the student completing the Dietetic Internship Program (DI).

The Didactic Program in Dietetics includes academic, laboratory, and clinical education experiences. Upon completion of the DPD Program students are issued the verification statement required for application to an accredited supervised practice program (Dietetic Internship). The Dietetic Internship program is a 12-month, 30 credit hour post baccalaureate program of study (DIET 590 and 591) that includes didactic experiences and a minimum of 960 hours of supervised clinical practice at affiliate health care institutions. The DI program prepares students to sit for the National Registration Examination of Registered Dietitian (RD) administered by the American Dietetic Association's Commission on Dietetic Registration. The DI program selectively admits six students per year utilizing the D&D Digital systems Computer Matching process. Admission requirements include completion of a baccalaureate degree from a CADE accredited college or university with a major in nutrition, dietetics, or related field. A verification statement must be presented upon application. Applications can be obtained from the Nicholls State University website or the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics is nationally accredited and the Dietetic Internship program is currently granted developmental accreditation status by the Commission of Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0400 extension 5400.

 CLR – Computer Literacy Requirement

 GER – General Education Requirement

 OCR – Oral Communication Requirement

 UR – University Requirement

Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics

        • General Dietetics Concentration (DIET)
        • Culinary Nutrition Concentration (DICN)

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, 200

 4

 DIET 264, 310

 6

 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)

 31

 MATH 214

 3

 

 

 NURS 311

 1

 

 

 Concentration Courses
 (See footnote 1 or 2 below)


 5-9

 

 

 

 

 

 38-42

 

 

 

 

 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

 3-9

 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:  

 126-136

 with 1 General Dietetics Concentration (DIET):  

 124

 with 2 Culinary Nutrition Concentration:  

 136

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

1General Dietetics Concentration (DIET) - 18 hours required

 DIET 111 (3)

 MNGT 301 (3)

 DIET 215 (3)

 MKTG 300 (3)

 FACS 458 (3)

 SOCI 151 (GER) (3)

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2Culinary Nutrition Concentration (DICN) - 27 hours required

 CULA 111 (3)

 CULA 250 (2)

 CULA 219 (2)

 CULA 279 (2)

 CULA 221 (2)

 CULA 429 (3)

 CULA 222 (2)

 CULA 490 (3)

 CULA 230 (2)

 SOCI (300 or above) (GER)

 CULA 241 (3)

  

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