2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Nutrition, BS


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Contact

Kay Stearns Bruening, Undergraduate Program Director
557 White Hall
315-443-9326

Description

The 124-credit B.S. degree program in nutrition includes coursework in the 1) sciences: chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry; and 2) food: safety, science, systems, and meal management. Students also study nutrition in the health and life span, medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, nutrition education and counseling. Students can study aboard and have many opportunities for fieldwork and hands-on experiences.

All students who complete degree requirements will be eligible for the B.S. in Nutrition. Additional requirements must be met to receive a dietetics verification statement. Dietetic verification statement requirements are posted on the departmental website in the program handbook.

The nutrition program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606; 800-877-1600; ext. 5400). Graduates of this program must then complete an accredited Dietetic Internship to gain eligibility for the registration exam. To obtain an internship, a student must usually have a minimum GPA of 3.4 and related work experience. Effective January 1, 2024, a master’s degree is required for eligibility for the registration examination for dietitians.

Admission to the Major

Minimum overall GPA must be 3.0 or higher to transfer into major from within the University. Refer to DPD Policy, if applicable to student.  Transfer applicants must schedule an interview with Dr. Kay Stearns Bruening, Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate how to locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature to make ethical, evidence-based practice decisions.

2. Demonstrate effective and professional oral and written communication and documentation.

3. Demonstrate counseling and education methods to facilitate behavior change and enhance wellness for diverse individuals and groups.

4. Develop an educational session or program/educational strategy for a target population.

5. Assess the impact of a public policy position on nutrition and dietetic practice.

6. Use the Nutrition Care Process and clinical workflow elements to assess nutritional parameters, diagnose nutrition related problems, determine appropriate nutrition interventions, and develop plans to monitor the effectiveness of these interventions.

7. Describe concepts of nutritional genomics and how they relate to medical nutrition therapy, health, and disease.

8. Perform self-assessment that includes awareness in terms of learning and leadership styles and cultural orientation and develop goals for self-improvement.

Required Courses


Social Science (9 Credits)


  • 6 additional credits of social science courses

Humanities 6 credits OR Foreign Language 8 credits


Note: all 8 credits of foreign language must be in one language

University Requirement


In addition to FYS 101, the BS in Nutrition requires completion of an IDEA course (chosen from a select list) - The IDEA course may count as a liberal arts, departmental course, or elective depending on the course chosen. Please see the undergraduate course catalog for a full listing of IDEA courses .

Electives to complete 124 degree applicable credits


Electives may be taken in any school or college with the University to reach the required 124 credits assuming the 62 credits in Liberal Arts and Science is fulfilled.

Degree Requirements


Degree requires a 3 credit Writing Intensive course and 3 credits of Critical Reflections.

The Writing Intensive and Critical Reflections courses may meet a Humanities, Social Science, or elective requirement. Note that some courses may satisfy both the Writing Intensive and Critical Reflections requirement. For a listing of Writing Intensive and Critical Reflection courses, please consult the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Total Credits: 124


Degree Awarded: BS


Study Abroad


Given the structured nature of the Nutrition major, advance planning and working with your advisor makes it possible to study abroad for a whole semester or summer. We also offer a variety of nutrition-tailored study abroad short-term experiences.

Notes


All students who complete degree requirements will be eligible for the B.S. in Nutrition. Additional requirements must be met to receive a dietetics verification statement. Dietetic verification statement requirements are posted on the departmental website in the program handbook.

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