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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics Concentration, B.S.


Department of Human Sciences 
615-898-2090
Lisa Sheehan-Smith
Lisa.Sheehan-Smith@mtsu.edu
 

The major in Nutrition and Food Science with a Dietetics concentration is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Dietetics and Nutrition of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 877-1600, ext. 5400.

After completing the degree requirements and providing the DPD director with official transcripts, students receive a verification statement that DPD requirements have been met, qualifying them to apply for a supervised practice program (dietetic internship). After completion of an internship, students must pass the national examination to become registered dietitians/nutritionists (R.D.N) and be eligible for licensure as dietitians/nutritionists (L.D.N.) in the State of Tennessee.

Students with baccalaureate degrees in other areas may complete the DPD requirements at MTSU. Transfer students must meet with the DPD director to determine which courses will be accepted toward the MTSU DPD program. At a minimum all transfer students must complete NFS 1010 , NFS 4010 NFS 4020 , NFS 4320 , NFS 4322 , NFS 4240 NFS 4300 NFS 4305 , and NFS 4310  at MTSU.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following General Education courses are required for this major:

  • MATH 1530 (Math)
  • SOC 1010 (Soc/Beh Sci)
  • BIOL 2010/BIOL 2011 (Nat Sci)

Professional Education (6 hours)


Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Nutrition and Food Science, Dietetics


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 27 Hours