B.S. in Nutrition - Dietetics Concentration

College of Health Sciences
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Introduction to Statistics I
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Nutrition and Culture
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Basic Biological Science
General Biology I
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Common Major NTD Required Courses 1
NTD 200Nutrition and Culture 23
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 410Quantity Food Production3
Common Cognate Requirements 1
BIO 100Basic Biological Science 23
or BIO 110 General Biology I
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHE 107General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences 24
CRL 107General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences1
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I 23
Concentration Requirements
Students must take the required courses in their concentration to reach the 120 credits required for graduation.
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Dietetics Concentration

Dietetics Concentration Required Courses 1
NTD 320Strategies in Dietetics Education3
NTD 370Nutrient Metabolism3
NTD 381Micronutrients3
NTD 400Clinical Nutrition Assessment3
NTD 408Food Science3
NTD 411Macronutrients3
NTD 413Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
NTD 414Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
NTD 415Community Nutrition3
NTD 416Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management3
Dietetics Concentration Cognate Courses
BIO 204Introductory Microbiology 14
PSY 100Introduction to Psychology 23
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology 23
Capstone Requirement
NTD 409Professional Skills in Dietetics 1,2,43
Dietetics Concentration Student Electives15

Accelerated B.S. in Nutrition - Dietetics Concentration to M.S. in Community Nutrition Program 

Admission to the Accelerated B.S. in Nutrition - Dietetics Concentration 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 advisor.

Electives 3
Choose from the following:12
Human Nutrition
Public Health Nutrition
Maternal & Child Nutrition
Nutrition and Human Behavior

Students must complete all required NTD courses and MAT 121 with a minimum grade of C to graduate from the B.S. in Nutrition.  The Dietetics concentration also requires a minimum grade of C for all science courses.  


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.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.


Courses selected under advisement. Note that many of the general education and additional baccalaureate 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.

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 sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

120 Credit Hours - excluding examination time, there are 15 weeks in a semester. 1 Credit = 1 didactic hour/week or 2 - 3 laboratory hours/week.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
NTD 205 Principles of Food Selection and Preparation 3
NTD 303 Introductory Principles Human Nutrition 3
BIO 100
Basic Biological Science
or General Biology I
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
FYE 100XFirst-Year Experience 4
Semester Two
CHE 107 General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences 4
CRL 107 General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences 1
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 3
NTD 200 Nutrition and Culture 3
NTD 203 The Dietetic Profession 1
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Year Two
Semester Three
NTD 309 Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle 3
BIO 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
Interdisciplinary Gen Ed 3
Semester Four
NTD 310 Nutrition Research 3
BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Year Three
Semester Five
NTD 320 Strategies in Dietetics Education 3
NTD 370 Nutrient Metabolism 3
BIO 204 Introductory Microbiology 4
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Semester Six
NTD 381 Micronutrients 3
NTD 400 Clinical Nutrition Assessment 3
NTD 410 Quantity Food Production 3
NTD 415 Community Nutrition 3
Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
NTD 409 Professional Skills in Dietetics 3
NTD 411 Macronutrients 3
NTD 413 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
Semester Eight
NTD 408 Food Science 3
NTD 414 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
NTD 416 Food Service and Nutrition Systems Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits120

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.