Curriculum in Nutrition (Nutrition/Dietetics Option)

Freshmen and on and off campus transfer students who desire to major in Nutrition/Dietetics will be admitted to Pre-dietetics (NTDX).  To be eligible for consideration for admission to the didactic program in dietetics, applicants must successfully complete at least 45 semester hours of the pre-dietetics curriculum courses, including:

NTRI 2000/2007 Nutrition and Health

as well as 4 of the following 6 science courses:

CHEM 1030/1031 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 

CHEM 1040/1041 Fundamentals of Chemistry II

CHEM 2030 Survey of Organic Chemistry

BIOL 1020/1021 Principles of Biology

BIOL 2500/2501 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2510/2511 Anatomy and Physiology II

Students must successfully complete the lower-division pre-dietetics prerequisite courses as outlined below with a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.  No grade lower than a “C” will be accepted in any prerequisite course (BIOL 1020/1021, BIOL 2500, BIOL 2510, CADS 2000, CHEM 1030/1031, CHEM 1040/1041, CHEM 2030, HDFS 2000, NTRI 2000 (or 2007), NTRI 2070, PSYC 2010.)  Criteria for admission include pre-dietetics cumulative GPA, science GPA, and student’s personal statements and career goals. Due to the limited number of seats, achievement of minimum standards does not ensure admission into the Didactic Program in Dietetics.

 Pre-dietetic students must formally apply to the DPD, upon completion of the admission requirement course work.  Once grades are posted for the semester, students will complete the application located on the Nutrition Dietetics website and follow application instructions to submit.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I3BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3
CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory1BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1
MATH 1150 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry4CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II3
Core History 13CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory1
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3NTRI 2000/2007 Nutrition And Health3
PSYC 2010 Introduction to Psychology3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
 Core History 23
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology I3BIOL 2510 Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 2501 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1BIOL 2511 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory1
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences3NTRI 2070 Careers in Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness1
Core Literature 3CHEM 2030 Survey of Organic Chemistry3
Core Fine Arts3CADS 2000 Global Consumer Culture3
 COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
 13 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
BCHE 3180 Nutritional Biochemistry3NTRI 3750 Nutrition Education2
PHIL 1030 Ethics and the Health Sciences3NTRI 4820 Macronutrients3
Elective3NTRI 4830 Vitamins And Minerals3
BIOL 3200 General Microbiology3Core Social Sciences3
BIOL 3201 General Microbiology Laboratory1HDFS 2000 Marriage and Family in a Global Context3
NTRI 3560 Experimental Study of Foods4 
 17 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
NTRI 4090 Professional Issues in Dietetics and Nutrition1NTRI 5030 Medical Nutrition II4
NTRI 4560 Food Systems Operations2NTRI 5560 Nutrition and Food Service Management3
NTRI 4561 Food Systems Operations Lab2NTRI 5760 Nutrition Counseling2
NTRI 4620 Public Health Nutrition3NTRI 5830 Nutritional Genomics3
NTRI 5020 Medical Nutrition I4NTRI 5910 Clinical Practicum in Dietetics1
NTRI 5820 Nutrition In The Life Cycle3UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 15 13
Total Hours: 120


 

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics’ academic requirements for Didactic Program in Dietetics will be met by the Nutrition/Dietetics option. Graduates choosing this option must complete an internship after graduation to be eligible to take the national exam for Registered Dietitians. Acceptance into dietetic internships is highly competitive.