DPD Curriculum

The DPD Program may be completed concurrently with any degree program in the Nutrition Department.

Required DPD Courses*:

Course Number Course Description Credits
NTRN 201 Nutrition 3
NTRN 337/437 Nutrition Communication, Counseling and Behavior Change Strategies 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 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis: Nutritional, Functional, Physical 3

NTRN 363

OR NTRN 433*

Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals or

    OR Advanced Human Nutrition I

3

NTRN 364

OR NTRN 434*

Human Nutrition II: Vitamins or

    OR Advanced Human Nutrition II

3-4
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 307/407

OR BIOC 405

Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science

    OR Principles of Biochemistry: An Introduction to the Molecules of Life

3-4

BIOL 216

OR BIOL 340 & 346

Development and Physiology

    OR Human Physiology & Human Anatomy

3
BIOL 343/443 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 Number Course Description Credits
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 Number Course Description Credits
ANTH 319 Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences 3
PQHS 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: 60-62

*Master's students are required to take NTRN 433 and NTRN 434 as part of the graduate degree requirements.