Nutrition Major: Dietetics Option (B.S.)

http://colsa.unh.edu/anfs/nutrition/dietetics-option

Students majoring in the dietetics option must take: (i) four Foundation courses; (ii) five Science Core courses; (iii) four Nutrition Core courses; and (iv) twelve courses for the Dietetics Option. One capstone experience, supervised and approved within the major, is required of all seniors. In addition, all other university academic requirements, including those for the Discovery Program and the University Writing Requirement, must be completed.

A grade of C-minus or better must be earned in all NUTR courses required by the major.

Foundation Courses

BMS 507Human Anatomy and Physiology I 14
BMS 508Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
SOC 400Introductory Sociology 24
or PSYC 401 Introduction to Psychology
Choose ONE statistics course 34
Applied Biostatistics I
Statistics in Psychology
Statistics
1

BMS 507 fulfills the Biological Sciences Discovery requirement and the Discovery Laboratory requirement.

2

 SOC 400 or PSYC 401 fulfill the Social Science Discovery requirement

3

The statistics course fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Discovery requirement

Science Core Courses

CHEM 403General Chemistry I 44
CHEM 404General Chemistry II4
BMS 501Microbes in Human Disease4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
BMCB 658General Biochemistry3
4

 CHEM 403 fulfills the Physical Science Discovery requirement

Nutrition Core Courses

NUTR 400Nutrition in Health and Well Being4
NUTR 401Professional Perspectives on Nutrition1
NUTR 476Nutritional Assessment4
NUTR 650Life Cycle Nutrition4

Dietetics Option Courses

NUTR 504Managerial Skills in Dietetics4
NUTR 550Food Science: Principle and Practice4
NUTR 610Nutrition Education and Counseling4
NUTR 700Career Development in Dietetics1
NUTR 720Community Nutrition4
NUTR 750Nutritional Biochemistry4
NUTR 773Clinical Nutrition4
NUTR 775Practical Applications in Medical Nutrition Therapy4
NUTR 780Critical Issues in Nutrition4
ABM 508Managerial Accounting4
HMGT 403Introduction to Food Management4
HMP 401United States Health Care Systems4

Dietetics Capstone Experience

One capstone experience, supervised and approved within the major, is required of all seniors. The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning. The capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course (NUTR 720 Community Nutrition or NUTR 780 Critical Issues in Nutrition), created work or product, or some form of experiential learning (e.g., honors thesis, mentored research project, or other special student activity).

SAMPLE Course Sequence for Dietetics

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NUTR 400 Nutrition in Health and Well Being 4
NUTR 401 Professional Perspectives on Nutrition 1
BMS 507 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SOC 400
Introductory Sociology
or Introduction to Psychology
4
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
 Credits17
Spring
NUTR 476 Nutritional Assessment 4
BMS 508 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HMP 401 United States Health Care Systems 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 403 General Chemistry I 4
HMGT 403 Introduction to Food Management 4
Select one of the following: 4
Statistics in Psychology  
Statistics  
Applied Biostatistics I  
Inquiry Course 4
 Credits16
Spring
ABM 508 Managerial Accounting 4
CHEM 404 General Chemistry II 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
NUTR 550 Food Science: Principle and Practice 4
NUTR 610 Nutrition Education and Counseling 4
BMS 501 Microbes in Human Disease 4
CHEM 545
CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
 Credits17
Spring
NUTR 504 Managerial Skills in Dietetics 4
NUTR 600 Field Experience in Nutrition 2
NUTR 650 Life Cycle Nutrition 4
NUTR 773 Clinical Nutrition 4
BMCB 658 General Biochemistry (no lab required) 3
 Credits17
Fourth Year
Fall
NUTR 700 Career Development in Dietetics 1
NUTR 750 Nutritional Biochemistry 4
NUTR 775 Practical Applications in Medical Nutrition Therapy 4
Discovery Course 4
Elective (any course) 1-4
 Credits14-17
Spring
NUTR 720 Community Nutrition 4
NUTR 780 Critical Issues in Nutrition 4
Discovery Course 4
Elective (any course) 3-4
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits128-132