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B.S. FSN - Dietetics Specialization

Mission

The philosophy of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at CWU is consistent with the mission of the university. The primary purpose of the university and DPD is academic, this is, discovering and creating new knowledge, preserving and transmitting it, and applying it to life’s experiences. All other areas of the organization complement and support that function. CWU and DPD are dedicated to providing the best qualified faculty, knowledgeable and imaginative administrators and staff, excellent library resources and appropriate facilities and instructional equipment. These strengths combined with a well planned curriculum and close personal attention affords the opportunity for a high quality education for all students.

The Dietetics specialization plus three additional courses (PSY 101, ECON 101, and ANTH 130 or 357) fulfills the requirements of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for a Didactic Program in Dietetics. The DPD program is currently granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

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(Tel - 312-899-0040 ext 5400)

Completion of this program qualifies the student to apply for admission to an ACEND Accredited Supervised Practice Experience also known as a Dietetic Internship. Following this the student is eligible to sit for the registration examination. Passing the registration exam qualifies the graduate to become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.).

Required Courses

Prior to being admitted into the Dietetics Specialization, students shall apply to the BS in Food Science and Nutrition major with a specialization in Foods and Nutrition and must then complete the following courses:

PRE-SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Please Note: Completing these courses does not guarantee admission to Central Washington University or the degree program.

  • NUTR 240.....Introduction to Foods (2)
  • NUTR 240LAB..Intro to Foods Lab (2)
  • NUTR 101.....Basic Nutrition (5)
  • NUTR 343.....Nutr Professionalism (1)
  • NUTR 344.....MNT 1 (3)
  • NUTR 345.....Dev. Nutr OR
  • NUTR 348.....Nutrition Interview (1)
  • NUTR 446.....Sports Nutr & Wt Control (3)
  • NUTR 447.....Nutrition and Society (3)
  • One additional NUTR course (3-5)
  • EDCS 312.....Educational Statistics OR
  • PSY 362......Introduction to Statistics (4)
  • CHEM 111.....Introduction to Chemistry (4)
  • CHEM 111LAB..Chemistry Lab (1)
  • CHEM 112.....Intro to Organic Chem (4)
  • CHEM 112LAB..Chemistry Lab (1)
  • CHEM 113.....Intro to Biochemistry (4)
  • CHEM 113LAB..Chemistry Lab (1)
  • BIOL 201.....Human Physiology (5)
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TOTAL PRE-SPECIALIZATION 47-48

In addition to successfully completing all of the pre-specialization courses, applicants to this specialization must have an overall/cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application and a GPA in all of the pre-specialization classes of 3.0. Students planning on entering the Dietetics Specialization are encouraged to declare their major in the BS Food Science and Nutrition with a Foods and Nutrition Specialization as early in their studies as possible so that they may be assigned a major advisor and receive proper advising in this field.

COMPLETE SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS

  • NUTR 240.....Introduction to Foods (2)
  • NUTR 240LAB..Intro to Foods Lab (2)
  • NUTR 101.....Basic Nutrition (5)
  • NUTR 340.....Management of Fd Res (2)
  • NUTR 340LAB..Mgt. Food Res Lab (1)
  • NUTR 342.....Quantity Food Production (4)
  • NUTR 342LAB..Quan. Food Prod. Lab (1)
  • NUTR 343.....Nutr Professionalism (1)
  • NUTR 344.....Med.Nutr.Ther. 1 (3)
  • NUTR 345.....Dev. Nutr (3)
  • NUTR 347.....Nutrition Education (3)
  • NUTR 348.....Nutrition Interview (1)
  • NUTR 349.....Nutr. & Aging (3)
  • NUTR 440.....Experimental Foods (3)
  • NUTR 440LAB..Exp. Foods Lab (2)
  • NUTR 442.....Nutrition Assessment Lab (2)
  • NUTR 433.....Macronutrients (3)
  • NUTR 443.....Metabolism & Micronutrients (5)
  • NUTR 444.....Med Nutr Ther 2 (3)
  • NUTR 445.....Experimental Research (1)
  • NUTR 445.....Experimental Research LAB (1)
  • NUTR 446.....Sports Nutr & Wt Control (3)
  • NUTR 447.....Nutrition and Society (3)
  • NUTR 448.....Food Service Sys Mgt (4)
  • BIOL 201.....Human Physiology (5)
  • BIOL 220.....Introductory Cell Biology (5)
  • BIOL 322.....Intro. to Microbiology OR
  •               BIOL 323.....Microbiology (5)
  • CHEM 111.....Introduction to Chemistry (4)
  • CHEM 111LAB..Chemistry Lab (1)
  • CHEM 112.....Intro to Organic Chem (4)
  • CHEM 112LAB..Chemistry Lab (1)
  • CHEM 113.....Intro to Biochemistry (4)
  • CHEM 113LAB..Chemistry Lab (1)
  • EDCS 312.....Educational Statistics (4) OR
  •            PSY 362......Introduction to Statistics (5)
  • ENG 310......Technical Writing (4)
  • MGT 380......Organizational Management (5)

Students are highly encouraged to complete at least five credits of NUTR 490, Cooperative Education NUTR 490 is currently offered only during the summer

TOTAL CREDITS: 102-103
 

Additional Information

Students wishing to apply for admission into an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship must complete the above major requirements plus the following three courses: ANTH 130, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (5) OR ANTH 357, Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (4), and ECON 101, Economic Issues (5), and PSY 101, General Psychology (5). These courses may also meet breadth requirements at Central Washington University.

The requirement for CHEM 111, 111LAB, Introduction to Chemistry and Laboratory, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 181, 181LAB and 182, 182LAB, General Chemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for CHEM 112, 112LAB, Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Laboratory, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 361, 361LAB, 362, Organic Chemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for CHEM 113, 113LAB, Introduction to Biochemistry, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 431, 431LAB and 432, Biochemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for BIOL 201, Human Physiology, may be met by satisfactorily completing BIOL 355, 356, Human Anatomy and Physiology. Students interested in applying to nursing programs following the completion of this degree are recommended to take BIOL 355 and BIOL 356 instead of BIOL 201.

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