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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition/Dietetics, BS

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Students who complete the Dietetics Track (Didactic Program in Dietetics) meet the academic requirements as accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This track prepares individuals to translate food and nutrition science information for members of the larger community with respect to healthful food preparation, healthy eating behaviors, medical nutrition therapy, management of nutrition delivery and food service systems, and advocacy for the profession of dietetics. The individual who completes this program will exhibit an in-depth knowledge of food, nutrition, behavioral sciences, and management theory and be able to apply this knowledge to solve problems.

Graduates are qualified to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing examination to become certified as a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR). In addition, program graduates are eligible to apply for admission to ACEND-accredited dietetic supervised practice programs in pursuit of dietetic registration (i.e., Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). IUP Department of Food and Nutrition’s Dietitian-Nutritionist Program enables students to earn a master’s degree while engaging in supervised practice for eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam to become an RDN.

Liberal Studies: 43

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Major: 37

Other Natural Science Sequence Requirements: 12

Select One of Two Concentrations: 17

1. Culinary Nutrition (3,4)

Certificate in Culinary Arts

2. Food and Health Promotion

Free Electives: 0-3

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) CHEM 101  and CHEM 102  may substitute for CHEM 103 . For students who elect to pursue more advanced Chemistry sequence, CHEM 231  is also required if CHEM 111  and CHEM 112  are taken and is added to major credits.

(2) An additional 3-credit course is needed to fulfill social science requirements. For students pursuing a Professional Teamwork and Leadership Minor, SOC 161   should be selected instead of SOC 151 .

(3) Completion of a an IUP culinary certificate is required to select this concentration. To transfer a culinary certificate from an outside institution, it must be earned from an accredited (ACF), post-secondary program to be considered for this this concentration.

(4) Because the culinary certificate includes considerable additional preparation in foods, the 32cr include hours of work can be considered in fulfillment of both concentration requirements and controlled/free electives.

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