DIETETICS CONCENTRATION

The concentration is a didactic program and is approved by the American Dietetic Association. Students who successfully complete the program are qualified to apply for accredited dietetic internships or approved preprofessional practice programs as means for achieving eligibility for active membership in the ADA and for writing the examination for registered dietitian (RD) status. Detailed information is available from the dietetics program director about special costs and requirements of students in the program. Graduates from the dietetics concentration also may seek direct employment in such areas as school food service, extended care facilities, and commercial or industrial food services.

Degree Requirements

I. Human Environmental Sciences Core Component ................................... 17 hours

         (see page 76)

II. General Education Component ............................................................... 61 hours

         Biology 300

        Chemistry 121-122, 310, and 319

        Communications 230

        Computer Science 201

        Economics 201-202

        English 111-112, one course from Eng 250, 251, 260, 261, 270, or 271

        Mathematics 140, 210

        Microbiology 251

        Psychology 110

        Sociology 201

        Zoology 201

        Electives:

                Humanities (3 hours) (see accepted list, page 76)

                Unspecified (3 hours)

III. Human Environmental Sciences Component ........................................... 29 hours

        Food Science 200, 313, 332

        Food Systems Management 203, 312, 410

        Nutrition 322, 433, 443

IV. Business Component ................................................................................. 9 hours

        Accounting 300

        Management 301, 350

V. Professional Development Courses ......................................................... 15 hours

       Select Option A for completion of the ADA approved didactic program.

       Select Options B or C or certain combinations of B and C for completion of a non-ADA approved program.

             A. Supervised Field Experience: Human Environmental Sciences 487, 497; Food Systems Management 415;                          Nutrition 455

             B. Supervised Field Experience: Human Environmental Sciences 460, 482, 492

             C. Approved Electives: 300-400

 

Total required for a B.S. degree ................................................................... 131 hours

A minimum of 48 hours is required in upper division courses.


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