B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics
|General Education Requirements|
|English Composition requirements||6|
|Public Speaking requirement||3|
|Behavioral & Social Science requirements||6|
|Diverse Communities requirement||3|
|Writing Emphasis requirements||9|
|Courses selected under advisement. Note that many of the general education courses will be fulfilled by the required cognates. Students are encouraged to schedule courses that fulfill both the interdisciplinary and writing emphasis requirements simultaneously or to schedule arts and/or humanities courses that simultaneously fulfill their writing emphasis requirement.|
|Major Requirements 1|
|NTD 200||Nutrition and Culture||3|
|NTD 203||The Dietetic Profession||1|
|NTD 205||Principles of food Selection and Preparation||3|
|NTD 303||Introductory Principles Human Nutrition||3|
|NTD 309||Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle||3|
|NTD 310||Nutrition Research||3|
|NTD 320||Strategies in Dietetics Education||3|
|NTD 400||Clinical Nutrition Assessment||3|
|NTD 408||Food Science||3|
|NTD 409||Professional Skills in Dietetics||3|
|NTD 410||Quantity Food Production||3|
|NTD 411||Advanced Human Nutrition I||3|
|NTD 412||Advanced Human Nutrition II||3|
|NTD 413||Medical Nutrition Therapy I||3|
|NTD 414||Medical Nutrition Therapy II||3|
|NTD 415||Community Nutrition||3|
|NTD 416||Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management I||3|
|NTD 417||Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management II||3|
|Related/Cognate Requirements 1|
|BIO 100||Basic Biological Science 2||3|
|BIO 204||Introductory Microbiology||4|
|BIO 259||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 269||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHE 107||General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences 2||4|
|CHE 230||Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry||3|
|CHE 310||Introductory Biochemistry||3|
|CRL 107||General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services||1|
|MAT 121||Introduction to Statistics I 2||3|
|PSY 100||Introduction to Psychology 2||3|
|SOC 200||Introduction to Sociology 2||3|
|Select 12 semester hours under advisement||12|
|Total Minimum Credits Required||120|
|Other Degree Completion Requirements|
|Students must complete all required NTD courses with a minimum grade of C to graduate from the nutrition and dietetics program. Students must complete BIO 100, BIO 204, BIO 259, BIO 269; CHE 107/CRL 107; CHE 230 and CHE 310; and MAT 121 with a minimum grade of C to graduate.|
Accelerated B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and M.S. in Community Nutrition Program
|Public Health Nutrition|
|Maternal & Child Nutrition|
|Nutrition and Human Behavior|
Admission to the Accelerated B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics and M.S. in Community Nutrition: students must 1) be at least at the junior level, 2) meet the minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the graduate program as specified by the graduate catalog, 3) complete the graduate application, 4) have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 5) complete a departmental approval form that includes a recommendation from student's academic adviser.
If any core or cognate courses have prerequisites, the minimum grade requirements for those prerequisites must be met before the core or cognate course can be taken. For example, the prerequisites for NTD 410 are BIO 100 and NTD 205. To take NTD 410, students must have completed these prerequisites and earned a minimum of C in BIO 100 and NTD 205.
These required courses also satisfy general education requirements
These 12 elective graduate credits are to be taken during the senior year. Students will take these 12 credits at the graduate level and they will satisfy the requirements of the B.S. degree. These 12 credits are required courses in the 33 credit M.S. in Community Nutrition.
To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.
The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.
B.S. Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics - Course Curriculum
120 Semester Hours - excluding examination time, there are 14 weeks in a semester. 1 Credit = 1 didactic hour/week or 2 - 3 laboratory hours/week.
|BIO 1001,2||Basic Biological Science||3|
|NTD 2002,4,5||Nutrition and Culture||3|
|SOC 2001||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|WRT 120||Effective Writing I||3|
|CHE 1071,2,4,5,6||General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences||4|
|CRL 1072,4,5,6||General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services||1|
|MAT 1211,2||Introduction to Statistics I||3|
|NTD 3032,4,5||Introductory Principles Human Nutrition||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Critical Writing and Research|
|Critical Writing: Approaches to Pop Culture|
|Critical Writing: Investigating Experience|
|Critical Writing: Multidisciplinary Imagination|
|Critical Writing: Entering Public Sphere|
|Critical Writing: Special Topics|
|BIO 2592||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|CHE 2302,4,5,6||Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry||3|
|Interdisciplinary "I" Course||3|
|NTD 2052,4,5||Principles of food Selection and Preparation||3|
|BIO 2692||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHE 3102,5,6||Introductory Biochemistry||3|
|NTD 3092,4,5||Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle||3|
|PSY 1001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|BIO 2042||Introductory Microbiology||4|
|LIT/CLS, HIS, or PHI (cannot be an “I” course)7||3|
|NTD 3102,4,5||Nutrition Research||3|
|NTD 3202,4,5||Strategies in Dietetics Education||3|
|ART (art, film, dance, music, theater; no “I” course)8||3|
|LIT/CLS, HIS, or PHI (prefix must be different than the other LIT/CLS, HIS, or PHI selection; no “I” course)7||3|
|NTD 4082,5||Food Science||3|
|NTD 4152,4,5||Community Nutrition||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Business and Professional Speech Communication|
|NTD 4092,4||Professional Skills in Dietetics||3|
|NTD 4102,4||Quantity Food Production||3|
|NTD 4112,4||Advanced Human Nutrition I||3|
|NTD 4122,4||Advanced Human Nutrition II||3|
|NTD 4132,5||Medical Nutrition Therapy I||3|
|NTD 4142,5||Medical Nutrition Therapy II||3|
|NTD 4162,5||Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management I||3|
|NTD 4172,5||Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management II||3|
These courses fulfill requirements for both general education and the Nutrition and Dietetics major.
A grade of C is required.
Offered Fall semester.
Offered Spring semester.
Offered Summer session.
Select from approved Gen Ed Humanities courses.
Select from approved Gen Ed Arts courses.
Apply for graduation one semester before your projected graduation date (e.g. apply by December 30th if you plan on graduating in May the following semester)
This curriculum guide should be used in consultation with an Academic Advisor.