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Curriculum

Curriculum

Curriculum

The DPD may be completed within any of the undergraduate Nutrition degree programs or the M.S. in Nutrition.

Required Didactic in Dietetics Courses:

Course Number Course Description Credits
NTRN 201 Nutrition 3
NTRN 342 Food Science 3
NTRN 342L Food Science Lab 2
NTRN 343 Dietary Patterns 3
NTRN 351 Food Service Systems Management 3
NTRN 360 Guided Study in Nutrition Practice 3
NTRN 363 Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals 3
NTRN 364 Human Nutrition II: Vitamins 3
NTRN 365 Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology 4
NTRN 366 Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications 3
NTRN 550A
or NTRN 528
Advanced Community Nutrition
Introduction to Public Health Nutrition
3
BIOC 307 Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science 4
BIOL 216 Development and Physiology 3
BIOL 343 Microbiology 3
CHEM 223 Introductory Organic Chemistry I 3
ENGL 150 Expository Writing (or Sages Writing Portfolio) 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

One of the Following:

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits 
EDUC 304 Educational Psychology 3
PSCL 353 Psychology of Learning 3
PSCL 357 Cognitive Psychology 3

One of the Following:

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits 
ANTH 215 Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3
SOCI 311 Health, Illness, and Social Behavior 3

One of the Following: 

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits 
ANTH 319 Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences 3
EPBI 431 Statistical Methods 3
PSCL 282 Quantitative Methods in Psychology 3
STAT 201 Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences 3
STAT 243 Statistical Theory with Application I  3
STAT 312 Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science
STAT 313 Statistics for Experimenters 3
Total Units:   61

Additional DPD course: NTRN 366 Diet in Disease:Clinical Applications (4 credit hrs), available as an elective Spring 2013.

NOTE:
All DPD students starting in Spring 2014 will be required to take NTRN 366.