Jun 25, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 877-1600, ext. 5400.

Students are required to go through a sequential three-step process to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD/RDN) including

  1. completion of an ACEND accredited DPD, such as the MTSU program. 
  2. completion of an ACEND accredited dietetic internship program.
  3. passing the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Note: Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited DPD at MTSU are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN please visit www.eatrightpro.org/acend/students-and-advancing-education/information-for-students.

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)
  • CHEM 1010/1011 or CHEM 1110/1111 (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: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 32 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Subtotal: 26 Hours