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  Oct 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Nutrition Major, BS in Health and Human Sciences – Dietetics Concentration


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The Nutrition major is designed for students interested in basic and applied sciences, and students are able to pursue one of two concentrations: the Dietetics Concentration or the Basic Science Concentration. The Dietetics Concentration of the Nutrition Major is accredited as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, url http://www.eatright.org/ACEND. As such, graduates are eligible to apply for ACEND-accredited dietetic internship programs. Completion of a dietetic internship is required after the DPD in order to take the Registration Examination and become a Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and become an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. RDs or RDNs are food and nutrition professionals who unite the science of nutrition with application of nutrition principles to improve health through interventions, including education and counseling, at the community and individual levels or by addressing nutritional aspects of medical problems in clinical practice. Many work in acute care hospitals, long-term care, and medical offices as members of the health care team or in community-based settings. Growing areas of practice include sports nutrition, corporate wellness, journalism, and the food and nutrition industry. Students may receive more information from the department about RD/RDN requirements. Students completing this concentration may also choose to pursue graduate study or complete additional prerequisite requirements for health professional programs outside of nutrition and dietetics.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for Transition to Upper Division

Students who have completed 45 hours of coursework and are on track to enter term 5 of the Dietetics Concentration curriculum must complete orientation followed by an application for transition to upper division course and faculty advisor assignment. Applications are due February 1 and August 1 and are available on the CEHHS Office of Student Services website http://ehhsstudentservices.utk.edu/. Students must follow the curriculum and complete the prerequisite requirements on schedule in order to complete the degree program on time. Missed prerequisites may delay graduation by at least one year. In order to graduate with a major in nutrition, regardless of concentration, students must earn a grade of C or better in every required nutrition course plus in prerequisite courses where noted.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences – Nutrition Major – Dietetics Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4 2.6 cumulative GPA
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
1Unrestricted Elective (MATH 119  recommended if needed) 3  
NUTR 100   3  
PSYC 110  or PSYC 117   3  
Term 2
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138  4 CHEM 120 * with a grade of C or better
ENGL 102  3  
1MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 147  3-4  
2Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 3
BCMB 230   5 3.0 cumulative GPA
CHEM 260   3 CHEM 130 * with a grade of C or better
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 NUTR 100 * with a grade of C or better
NUTR 201   1  
1Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 43
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 BCMB 230  with a grade of C or better
2Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 CHEM 260  with a grade of C– or better
MICR 210  3  
NUTR 302   3  
STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
Term 5
CMST 240 * or CMST 247  3 PSYC 110 
HRT 210   3  
4NUTR 311   4  
CLAS 273   3  
1Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 6
1Unrestricted Elective 3 No milestones
4FDSC 241   3  
4NUTR 313 , 4NUTR 314   6  
ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360  3  
Term 7
4NUTR 303 , 4NUTR 410 , 4NUTR 412 , 4NUTR 413 , 4NUTR 415 , 4NUTR 421   12  No milestones
1Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 8
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 No milestones
4NUTR 416 , 4NUTR 420 4NUTR 422   8  
1Unrestricted Electives 4  
TOTAL 120  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Select any courses not already required for the major. Students who do not place into MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * will first take MATH 119  or MATH 123 *, which can be used as an elective.
2 Select courses from the University General Education list .
3 Submit form for continuation in the major by Feb 1st. See advisor.
4 Must be taken at UTK.

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