Undergraduate Degree - Dietetics

Program:
Dietetics
Program Code:
5269 Dietetics
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
US05
Department:
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Undergraduate Programs
Dietetics

The undergraduate program in dietetics has been approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic's Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) as a Didactic Program that meets the minimum academic requirements for professionally qualified dietitians.

The undergraduate program in dietetics is designed so that supporting disciplines provide a knowledge base prerequisite to the professional courses. Course offerings are sequenced to build upon previous knowledge and provide increasingly complex experiences. The student is expected to acquire approximately equal expertise in nutritional assessment and care and in foodservice management systems.

Verification of successful completion of the ACEND-approved minimum academic requirements is the responsibility of the Dietetic Program Director in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Persons who wish to receive a final Verification Statement for the fulfillment of ACEND-approved minimum academic requirements from Michigan State University, but who have not completed a Bachelor of Science degree with a Dietetics major at Michigan State University, must complete a minimum of 10 credits in 300—400 level courses in dietetics at Michigan State University with a minimum grade of 2.0 or better in each course.

Eligibility for the Registration Examination for Dietitians is determined by verification of successful completion of an ACEND-approved Didactic Program in Dietetics and one of the following supervised practice experiences:  ACEND-approved Dietetic Internship, or ACEND-approved Accredited Coordinated Program. Dietetic registration, as administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, is a requirement of most positions for professional dietitians.

Admission as a Junior

Enrollment in the dietetics major is limited. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics is a professional degree, which requires acceptance into a competitive internship in order to complete the requirements for eligibility to take the registered dietitian examination. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 is necessary to be considered for admission.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Dietetics major is met by completing Human Nutrition and Foods 300, 471 and 472.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the Dietetics major leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that consists of the following courses:  Biochemistry 200 or Physiology 250; Chemistry 141, 143, and 161. The completion of Chemistry 143 and 161 satisfies the laboratory requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
    (42 credits):
    HNF 150 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
    HNF 300 Experimental Approaches to Foods 4
    HNF 320 Professional Practice of Dietetics and Nutrition 3
    HNF 350 Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism 4
    HNF 377 Applied Community Nutrition 4
    HNF 400 Art and Science of Food Preparation 2
    HNF 406 Global Foods and Culture 3
    HNF 440 Foodservice Operations 3
    HNF 444 The Business of Nutrition Services 3
    HNF 445 Foodservice Management Practicum 2
    HNF 453 Nutrition and Human Development 3
    HNF 471 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 4
    HNF 472 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 4
    b. The following courses outside the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (39 to 42 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses (30 credits):
    ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3
    BMB 200 Introduction to Biochemistry 4
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 143 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    FSC 342 Food Safety and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Program 3
    MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
    PSL 250 Introductory Physiology  4
    PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
    (2) One of the following courses (3 or 5 credits):
    MTH 103 College Algebra 3
    MTH 116 College Algebra and Trigonometry 5
    (3) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    (4) The following course (3 credits):
    CSE 101 Computing Concepts and Competencies 3
    Students who pass a waiver examination will not be required to complete Computer Science and Engineering 101.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Dietetics, BS (5269)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Dietetics - Introduction to Human Nutrition
Major - Dietetics - Introduction to Human Nutrition: 1 course from HNF150

Requirement 12: Major - Dietetics - Experimental Approaches
Major - Dietetics - Experimental Approaches: 1 course from HNF300

Requirement 13: Major - Dietetics - Basic Skills in Dietetics
Major - Dietetics - Basic Skills in Dietetics: 1 course from HNF320

Requirement 14: Major - Dietetics - Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism
Major - Dietetics - Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism: 1 course from HNF350

Requirement 15: Major - Dietetics - Community Nutrition
Major - Dietetics - Community Nutrition: 1 course from HNF377

Requirement 16: Major - Dietetics - Foodservice Focus
Major - Dietetics - Foodservice Focus: 5 courses from HNF400, HNF406, HNF440, HNF444, HNF445

Requirement 17: Major - Dietetics - Nutrition Focus
Major - Dietetics - Nutrition Focus: 1 course from HNF453

Requirement 18: Major - Dietetics - Medical Nutrition Therapy
Major - Dietetics - Medical Nutrition Therapy: 2 courses from HNF471, HNF472

Requirement 19: Major - Dietetics - Anatomy and Structural Biology
Major - Dietetics - Anatomy and Structural Biology: 1 course from ANTR350

Requirement 20: Major - Dietetics - Biochemistry
Major - Dietetics - Biochemistry: 1 course from BMB200

Requirement 21: Major - Dietetics - Chemistry
Major - Dietetics - Chemistry: 3 courses from CEM141, CEM143, CEM161

Requirement 22: Major - Dietetics - Food Safety
Major - Dietetics - Food Safety: 1 course from FSC342

Requirement 23: Major - Dietetics - Management Skills
Major - Dietetics - Management Skills: 1 course from MGT325

Requirement 24: Major - Dietetics - Mathematics
Major - Dietetics - Mathematics: 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV, MTH116

Requirement 25: Major - Dietetics - Physiology
Major - Dietetics - Physiology: 1 course from PSL250

Requirement 26: Major - Dietetics - Psychology
Major - Dietetics - Psychology: 1 course from PSY101

Requirement 27: Major - Dietetics - Statistics
Major - Dietetics - Statistics: 1 course from STT200, STT201

Requirement 28: Major - Dietetics - Computing Concepts
Major - Dietetics - Computing Concepts: 1 course from CSE101

Requirement 29: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Option3: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTH116
Option4: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTHRQMT
Option1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from STT200, STT201
Option2: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH114

Requirement 30: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202

Requirement 31: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Requirement 32: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 33: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.