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  Jul 25, 2017
 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Family and Consumer Sciences with a Specialization in Dietetics M.S.


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(58-64 credits of graduate work (36 credits at the 600-level) and 8 credits of undergraduate courses)

The dietetics concentration is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to become Registered Dietitians. It prepares them to take the national registration examination after graduation.

Graduate Admission Requirements:

           Complete the application for admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies

           Minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate course work; a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the     last 60 hours of undergraduate course work; or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major field of study

           Submit scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies

           Undergraduate transcript showing proof of undergraduate degree

           Letter of Interest/Personal Statement of Professional Goals

           Two professional letters of recommendation

           International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550

Admission and Continuation Requirements for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies:

  • Admission to the graduate CPD requires a separate application process, which is completed in the spring for fall admission only.
  • Students will be required to complete the following undergraduate dietetics prerequisites (or equivalents) prior to admission to the CPD.
  • BIO 231 – Human Anatomy (2 credits)
  • BIO 231L – Human Anatomy Laboratory (1 credit)

            or

  • ATTR 210 – Human Anatomy for Applied Health Professionals (2 credits)
  • ATTR 210L – Human Anatomy for Applied Health Professionals Laboratory (1 credit)
  • BIO 241 – Human Physiology (2 credits)
  • BIO 241L – Human Physiology Laboratory 1 credit)

            or

  • PE 220 – Human Physiology for Applied Health Professionals (2 credits)
  • PE 220L – Human Physiology for Applied Health Professionals Laboratory (1 credit)
  • BIO 274 – Introductory Microbiology (2 credits)
  • BIO 274L – Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (1 credit)
  • CHEM 103 – Elementary Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 103L – Elementary Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
  • CHEM 104 – Elementary Organic and Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 104L – Elementary Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
  • CHEM 330 – Survey of Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 330L – Survey of Biochemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
  • AHS 221 – Principles of Human Nutrition (3 credits)
  • AHS 226 – Fundamentals of Foods (3 credits)
  • A 2.7 (B-) or better is required for all AHS courses required in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, including AHS 221 and AHS 226 or equivalent. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (B-) to remain in the CPD.
  • 52-58 graduate credits (36 credits at the 600-level)
  • Culminating Experience: A thesis followed by an oral defense or a written Culminating Integrative Experience followed by an oral defense
  • A GPA of 3.0 is required for all graduate work

Undergraduate Courses (8 credits):


  • AHS 322 – Nutrition Intervention Methodologies (3 credits)
  • AHS 324 – Nutrition Care Process (3 credits)
  • **AHS 332 – Quantity Food Production (2 credits)

Culminating Experience:


Note:


**Omit AHS 332 if the student has an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited undergraduate dietetics degree, but must take AHS 597 instead.

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