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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 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 on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040, url http://www.eatright.org/cade. 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.

Progression and Retention Requirements

Progression in the nutrition major requires a minimum undergraduate UT cumulative GPA of 2.8 after a minimum 45 hours of undergraduate coursework and completion of CHEM 120 -CHEM 130 , BCMB 230 , and NUTR 100  with a grade of C or higher. Transfer cumulative GPA will be used for new transfer students. If all courses are not yet completed, provisional admission may be offered contingent upon successfully meeting course requirements prior to start of the fall semester. Applications are due February 1 and are available on the departmental website.

Students admitted to the major must enroll in NUTR 310  and should enroll in HRT 210  in the fall semester in order to remain in the program. If CHEM 350  has not yet been completed, students must also enroll in it for the fall semester. Students admitted to the major must enroll in NUTR 313  and NUTR 314  in the subsequent spring semester in order to remain in the program. If a student earns a grade of less than C in a nutrition course, he/she will be dropped from the program and must reapply. In order to graduate with a major in nutrition, students must earn a grade of C or better in every required nutrition course.

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
1MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * 3-4
PSYC 110 * 3
NUTR 100 * 3
2Social Sciences  Elective* 3
1Elective 3

Second Year

NUTR 201 , NUTR 302  4
CHEM 350  3
STAT 201 * 3
BCMB 230  5
2Cultures and Civilizations  Electives* 6
2Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3
1Elective 3
MICR 210 * 3

Third Year

ACCT 200  3
1Electives 9
3NUTR 310 , NUTR 313 , NUTR 314  10
CMST 240 * 3
HRT 101 3, HRT 210  6

Fourth Year

1Electives 5
CLAS 273  3
2Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3
3NUTR 303 , NUTR 410 , NUTR 412 *, NUTR 415 , NUTR 416 , NUTR 420 , NUTR 422 , NUTR 423  19

Total 120-121


* Meets University General Education Requirement .

1Select 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.

2Select courses from the University General Education list .

3Must be taken at UTK.


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