Bachelor of Science Nutrition Major

Access the assessment plan for this program at: http://www.cis.unr.edu/ecatalog/assess/2009/Nutrition_Bachelors_Plan.pdf

DIETETICS SPECIALIZATION

The American Dietetics Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education requires that students complete the following to become registered dietitians:

  1. an undergraduate degree that includes courses comprising an approved didactic program in dietetics.
  2. a post-baccalaureate, accredited internship

The dietetics specialization consists of required and elective courses approved by the American Dietetic Association for a didactic program in dietetics (The Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of Nevada, Reno is accredited by the American Dietetics Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education). Students who complete the dietetics degree/didactic program in dietetics are eligible upon graduation to complete the second requirement. Students who complete both of the above requirements are then eligible to take the national registration examination for dietitians and pursue employment as a registered dietitian. A variety of careers are available in the field, including clinical/hospital dietetics, administrative dietetics, community nutrition and private or consulting nutrition services.

The following courses are required for the clinical dietetics specialization:

  1. UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (37-40 credits)
      1. NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the "Core English and Math Completion Policy".
    1. English (3-6 credits)
      1. ENG 101--Composition I
        ENG 102--Composition II (3 credits)
      2. NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102 are not required to complete ENG 101 .
    2. Mathematics (5 credits)
      1. MATH 128--Precalculus and Trigonometry (5 credits)
    3. Natural Sciences (8 credits)
      1. CHEM 121--General Chemistry I (4 credits)
        CHEM 122--General Chemistry II (4 credits)
    4. Social Sciences (3 credits)
      1. PSY 101--General Psychology (3 credits)
    5. Fine Arts (3 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Fine Arts" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (3 credits)
    6. Core Humanities (9 credits)
      1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
        CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
        CH 203--American Experience and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
    7. Capstone Courses (6 credits)
      1. NUTR 485R --Nutrition Research and Contemporary Issues (3 credits)
        HDFS 438--Children and Families in a Multiethnic Society (3 credits)
    8. Diversity
      1. HDFS 438--Children and Families in a Multiethnic Society (see capstone courses above)
  2. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (66 credits)
    1. Natural Science Courses (19 credits)
      1. BIOL 190--Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
        BIOL 223 AND
        BIOL 224--Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (8 credits)
      2. BIOL 251--General Microbiology (4 credits)
      3. CHEM 220A--Introductory Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)
      4. CHEM 220L--Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
    2. Professional Courses (33 credit)
      1. NUTR 220--Food Service Systems Management (3 credits)
      2. NUTR 221--Quantity Food Purchasing (3 credits)
      3. NUTR 223--Principles of Nutrition (3 credits)
      4. NUTR 271--Introduction to Dietetics (1 credit)
      5. NUTR 326--Principles of Food Science (3 credits)
      6. NUTR 370--Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3 credits)
      7. NUTR 426--Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3 credits)
      8. NUTR 427--Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3 credits)
      9. NUTR 451--Principles of Human Nutrition and Metabolism (4 credits)
      10. NUTR 452 R--Advanced Nutrition (4 credits)
      11. NUTR 470--Community Nutrition (3 credits)
      12. NUTR 485R--see Core Curriculum Capstone requirement
    3. Other Required Courses (14 credits)
      1. COM 113--Fundamentals of Speech Communication OR
        COM 329--Business and Professional Speaking (3 credits)
      2. CHS 310--Health and Wellness Communications (3 credits)
      3. HDFS 438--Children and Families in a Multiethnic Society - see Core Curriculum Capstone and Diversity requirement
      4. MGT 323--Organization and Interpersonal Behavior (3 credits)
      5. NUTR 110--Success Strategies in Nutrition (2 credits)
      6. PSY 210--Statistical Methods (3 credits)
  3. MINOR REQUIREMENTS (0 credits)
  4. ELECTIVES (22-25 credits)
  5. TOTAL CREDITS (128 credits)
  6. RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
    1. First Year - First Semester (16 credits)
      1. ENG 101--Composition I (3 credits)
      2. MATH 128-- Precalculus and Trigonometry (5 credits)
      3. PSY 101--General Psychology (3 credits)
      4. NUTR 110--Success Strategies in Nutrition (Fall Semester Only) (2 credits)
      5. NUTR 220--Food Service Systems Management (Fall Semester Only) (3 credits)
      6. Free elective (1 credit)
    2. First Year - Second Semester (16 credits)
      1. CHEM 121--General Chemistry I (4 credits)
      2. ENG 102--Composition II (3 credits)
      3. NUTR 221--Quantity Food Purchasing (Spring Semester Only) (3 credits)
      4. COM 113--Fundamentals of Speech Communication
        OR
        COM 329--Business and Professional Speaking (3 credits)
      5. Core Fine Arts (3 credits)
    3. Second Year - First Semester (16 credits)
      1. BIOL 190--Cell & Molecular Biology (3 credits)
      2. BIOL 223--Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
      3. CHEM 122--General Chemistry II (4 credits)
      4. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      5. NUTR 271--Introduction to Dietetics (Fall semester only) (1 credit)
      6. Free elective (1 credit)
    4. Second Year - Second Semester (16 credits)
      1. BIOL 224--Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
      2. CHEM 220A--Introductory Organic Chemistry Lecture (3 credits)
      3. CHEM 220L--Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab (1 credit)
      4. CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      5. Free Electives (5 credits)
    5. Third Year - First Semester (16 credits)
      1. BIOL 251--General Microbiology (4 credits)
      2. MGT 323--Organization and Interpersonal Behavior (3 credits)
      3. NUTR 223--Principles of Nutrition (3 credits)
      4. NUTR 326--Principles of Food Science (3 credits)
      5. Free Elective (3 credits)
    6. Third Year - Second Semester (15-16 credits)
      1. NUTR 370--Nutrition in the Life Cycle(Spring semester only) (3 credits)
      2. CH 203--American Expierences and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
      3. PSY 210--Statistical Methods(APST 270 is OK with advisor permission) (3 credits)
      4. Free Elective (6-7 credits)
        Take 4 credit electives if PSY 210 taken. Take 3 credits electives if APST 270 taken.
    7. Fourth Year - First Semester (18 credits)
      1. NUTR 426--Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Fall Semester Only) (3 credits)
      2. NUTR 451--Principles of Human Nutrition and Metabolism (Fall Semester Only) (4 credits)
      3. NUTR 470--Community Nutrition(Fall Semester Only) (4 credits)
      4. CHS 320--Instructional Strategies in Health and Wellness(Spring Semester Only) (3 credits)
      5. Free electives (4 credits)
    8. Fourth Year - Second Semester (14 credits)
      1. HDFS 438--Children and Families in a Multiethnic Society (3 credits)
      2. NUTR 452 R-- Advanced Nutrition (Spring Semester Only) (3 credits)
      3. NUTR 427--Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Spring Semester Only) (3 credits)
      4. NUTR 485R--Nutrition Research and Contemporary Issues (Spring Semester Only) (3 credits)
      5. Free elective (2 credits)
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