The Food Science and Nutrition Program in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences, Human Performance, and Nutrition offers two degree programs: The Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Food Service Management. Within the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition are three specializations. The Foods and Nutrition Specialization provides a broad area of expertise and prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the food and nutrition industries. The Foods and Nutrition specialization also is designed to allow students to complete a minor in a field that relates to professional career advancement. The Dietetics Specialization (plus ANTH 130, ECON 101, and PSY 101), is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)/ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) as a Didactic Program in Dietetics and prepares students to apply for an AND accredited supervised practice program (Dietetic Internships). After completing these two steps and passing the Registration Exam, students become Registered Dietitians. The Nutrition Science Specialization prepares students for graduate study in nutrition, research and development positions in the food and nutrition industry, as well as admission into health-related professional programs.
The BAS FSM offers great career opportunities for students of every background. The food service industry is the largest private employer in Washington, hiring more women and minority managers than any other business. Work settings range from hotels, hospitals, and resorts, to restaurant chains, fine dining, and college campuses.
Feel free to contact any of the following faculty if you have questions about your transfer to the CWU Food Science and Nutrition Program.
In addition, the following classes are often available at community colleges prospective transfers should consider taking the equivalent of the following CWU courses:
For students wishing to complete the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements for admission to a Dietetic Internship and ultimately becoming a Registered Dietitian, should consider also taking the equivalent of the following CWU courses:
It is also highly advisable to complete the AA degree at the community college since this will automatically meet all of CWU's General Education requirements.
To determine which courses at your community college transfer automatically for these CWU courses, see the CWU-Community College Transfer Equivalency sheets at: www.cwu.edu/registrar/transfer-equivalencies-policies/
David Gee, PhD
Professor and Program Director
Susan Hawk, PhD, RD
Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD
Professor and Associate Dean of CEPS
Linda Cashman, MS, RD
Assistant Professor and Director:
Tracee Watkins, MBA, CHE
Assistant Professor Food Service Management
Dana Ogan, MS, RD
Lecturer and DPD Program Director
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