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Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - Didactic Program in Dietetics Option

ACEND Accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics

Students completing Winthrop University’s Didactic Program in Dietetics meet or exceed the minimum academic requirements of the Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The address and phone number of ACEND are: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876. Students will be prepared to work as entry-level dietitians after completing an accredited internship.

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - Didactic Program in Dietetics Option 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
    Technology See approved list 3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with NUTR 494 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list;

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list;

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)  
    Quantitative Skills See approved list; 3-4
Natural Science Met in major with CHEM 106/108 & NUTR 221

0

Subtotal   35-42
Requirements in Major  

70

    NUTR 221 Human Nutrition 3
     
NUTR 226 Orientation to Dietetics

1

 
NUTR 227 Medical Terminology

1

 
NUTR 231 and NUTR 232 Food Composition/Lab

3

 
 
NUTR 370 Food and Nutrition in Cultural Perspective

3

 
NUTR 371 Foodservice Systems

3

 
NUTR 421 Nutrition through the Life Span

3

 
NUTR 427 Principles of Clinical Nutrition

3

 
NUTR 428 Community Nutrition

3

 
NUTR 471 Institutional Foodservice Procurement and Production

3

 
NUTR 480 Nutrition Education Theory & Practice

3

 
    NUTR 490A Practicum Experience

1

 
    NUTR 494
Seminar in Human Nutrition 3
NUTR 518 Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab

1

     
NUTR 521 Nutrition and Metabolism

3

 
NUTR 523 Food Science Principles

3

 
NUTR 524 Sensory and Objective Evaluation of Foods

1

 
NUTR 527 Medical Nutrition Therapy

3

 
BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

 
BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

 
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

4

 
CHEM 310 Essentials of Organic Chemistry

3

 
MATH 141 Finite Probability, Statistics

3

     
Select 6 hours from:  

6

ATRN 510 Pharmacology & Drug Education  
GRNT/SCWK 300 Intro to Gerontology  
    HCMT 200 Intro to Healthcare Mgmt  
NUTR 520 Sports Nutrition  
PSYC 213 Abnormal Psychology  
PSYC 206 Developmental Psychology  
 
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

General Electives  

0-12

Total  

120


† Students completing the required program in BS Human Nutrition must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college-level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. 

ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics verification from Winthrop University requires completion of the BS degree in Human Nutrition with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in major courses and an overall minimum grade point average of 2.8.  While students may graduate with a BS degree in Human Nutrition, only students meeting the above criteria will receive an ACEND Verification Statement which allows graduates to apply to ACEND accredited dietetic internship programs.

At least 32 semester hours of NUTR courses above the 299 level must be completed at Winthrop University. A maximum of 12 hours of NUTR-equivalent courses above the 199 level may be transferred into the major from another ACEND-accredited institution with approval from the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Any additional transfer hours must be approved by the DPD Director, Department Chair, and Nutrition faculty.  No credit will be accepted for NUTR courses greater than ten years old.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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