B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics

College of Health Sciences
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements 6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
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 200Nutrition and Culture3
NTD 203The Dietetic Profession1
NTD 205Principles of food Selection and Preparation3
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
NTD 309Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle3
NTD 310Nutrition Research3
NTD 320Strategies in Dietetics Education3
NTD 400Clinical Nutrition Assessment3
NTD 408Food Science3
NTD 409Professional Skills in Dietetics3
NTD 410Quantity Food Production3
NTD 411Advanced Human Nutrition I3
NTD 412Advanced Human Nutrition II3
NTD 413Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
NTD 414Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
NTD 415Community Nutrition3
NTD 416Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management I3
NTD 417Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management II3
Related/Cognate Requirements 1
BIO 100Basic Biological Science 23
BIO 204Introductory Microbiology4
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHE 107General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences 24
CHE 230Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry3
CHE 310Introductory Biochemistry3
CRL 107General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services1
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I 23
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology 23
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology 23
Select 12 semester hours under advisement12
Total Minimum Credits Required120
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 

Electives 312
Human Nutrition
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.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
BIO 1001,2Basic Biological Science3
Student Elective33
NTD 2002,4,5Nutrition and Culture3
SOC 2001Introduction to Sociology3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
Semester Two
CHE 1071,2,4,5,6General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences4
CRL 1072,4,5,6General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Services1
MAT 1211,2Introduction to Statistics I3
NTD 3032,4,5Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
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 
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 2592Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHE 2302,4,5,6Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry3
Interdisciplinary "I" Course3
NTD 2052,4,5Principles of food Selection and Preparation3
Semester Four
BIO 2692Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHE 3102,5,6Introductory Biochemistry3
Student Elective3
NTD 3092,4,5Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle3
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
Year Three
Semester Five
BIO 2042Introductory Microbiology4
LIT/CLS, HIS, or PHI (cannot be an “I” course)73
Student Elective2
NTD 3102,4,5Nutrition Research3
NTD 3202,4,5Strategies in Dietetics Education3
Semester Six
ART (art, film, dance, music, theater; no “I” course)83
LIT/CLS, HIS, or PHI (prefix must be different than the other LIT/CLS, HIS, or PHI selection; no “I” course)73
NTD 4082,5Food Science3
NTD 4152,4,5Community Nutrition3
Select one of the following:3
Transfer Credits 
Public Speaking 
Business and Professional Speech Communication 
Year Four
Semester Seven
Student Elective3
NTD 4092,4Professional Skills in Dietetics3
NTD 4102,4Quantity Food Production3
NTD 4112,4Advanced Human Nutrition I3
NTD 4122,4Advanced Human Nutrition II3
Semester Eight
Student Elective3
NTD 4132,5Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
NTD 4142,5Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
NTD 4162,5Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management I3
NTD 4172,5Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management II3

These courses fulfill requirements for both general education and the Nutrition and Dietetics major.


A grade of C is required.


Students having a deficient science background or lacking confidence in their math skills should take CHE 101 before CHE 107/CRL 107.


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.