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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition Major, BS in Health and Human Sciences

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This major is designed for students interested in basic and applied sciences. Students are expected to acquire advanced education in chemistry. The Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences with a major in nutrition is currently granted approval status by the Commission of Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, url These requirements are regarded as the basic education component for the preparation of persons entering the dietetic profession. The generalist emphasis of this program prepares individuals to enter the dietetic profession in general dietetics and includes nutrition, foodservice systems management, management theory and principles and communication sciences including computer and statistical applications. Graduates are prepared to enter accredited dietetic internships. An internship experience completes academic and practice requirements for eligibility as a member of The American Dietetic Association and qualifies the graduate to apply for the Registration Examination to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). Students may receive more information from the department about RD requirements. RDs work as members of health care teams in acute care hospitals and community-based settings, home health care programs, college and university foodservice facilities, wellness clinics and private practice. Extension Service and food companies are also avenues of employment.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences • Nutrition Major


First Year

Hours Credit

CHEM 120 , CHEM 130 * 8
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
Cultures and Civilizations Elective* 3
MATH 119 1 and MATH 125 * 6
PSYC 110 * 3
NUTR 100 * 3
Social Sciences Elective* 3

Second Year

HRT 210  3
NUTR 201 , NUTR 302  4
CHEM 350  3
HRT 101  3
STAT 201 * 3
BCMB 230  5
Electives 7

Third Year

ACCT 200  3
Electives 5
Cultures and Civilizations Elective* 3
Arts and Humanities Elective* 3
NUTR 310 , NUTR 313 , NUTR 314  10
CMST 240 * 3
MICR 210 * 3

Fourth Year

Electives 4
HRT 341  1
CLAS 273  3
Arts and Humanities Elective* 3
NUTR 303 , NUTR 410 , NUTR 412 *, NUTR 415 , NUTR 416 , NUTR 420 ,  ,   19

Total 120


* Meets University General Education Requirement . Students must meet the University General Education Requirement for Communicating through Writing by selecting a course with a (WC) designation.

1 If a student successfully completes the proficiency exam for MATH 119 , those credit hours must be replaced with additional elective credit hours.


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