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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Nutrition Science

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William Forsythe, Chair, 148 Rivers Building

Nutrition is an integrative science that draws from physiology, biology, chemistry, behavior sciences and other disciplines to understand food, behavior and health. In addition to preparing students to become registered dietitians (RD), nutrition science is a great pre-professional major for careers in the allied health sciences. The bachelors of science in nutrition and dietetics is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association. CADE is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. All core classes, cognate classes, and foundations curriculum classes listed below must be completed with a C (2.0) or higher. To declare a major in nutrition science, students must complete all cognate classes with a C (2.0) or higher and have at least a 3.0 GPA. To continue in the program and to graduate, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students who fall below the minimum GPA will have one semester to raise their GPA. Failure to do so will result in removal from the major.

The Department of Nutrition Science also offers a dietetic internship that is accredited by CADE. (See graduate catalog for details.) Completion of an approved DPD and an accredited dietetic internship or other accredited/approved supervised experience program are required to become a registered dietitian (RD). Completion of the BS degree in nutrition and dietetics does not guarantee entrance into an internship. Entrance into our internship is competitive and requires admittance into the graduate school, a minimum 3.0 GA, and GRE verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning at or above 30% percentile.



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