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Dietetics: Didactic Emphasis - BS


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences

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  • For more information about Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements    see link University Studies Depth Requirements    see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL) .

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3  or 5    
NDFS 1020: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (BLS)   3     NDFS 2020: Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle   3    
NDFS 1030: Introduction to Dietetics and Nutrition Science   1     PSY 1010 - General Psychology (BSS)   3    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3 Can take Pass/Fail Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 Can take Pass/Fail
USU 1010 - University Connections  * 1-3   Recommended elective Elective * 1  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I   4     CHEM 1220 - Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
NDFS 1240 - Food Literacy   3     NDFS 1600: Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals   2    
NDFS 2030: Nutrition and Physical Performance   2     NDFS 2500 - Dietetics-Related Experiences I    2-6   Take 2 credits
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   Can take pass/fail Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   2-3 Can take Pass/Fail
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   2-3 Can take pass/fail Elective * 1  
Elective * 1        
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology   4     CHEM 3700 - Introductory Biochemistry   3    
CHEM 2300 - Principles of Organic Chemistry   3   CHEM 2310  can also be taken NDFS 3070 - Science of Food Preparation   4    
NDFS 3050 - Education and Counseling Methods in Dietetics I (CI)   3     NDFS 3060 - Education and Counseling Methods in Dietetics II (CI)   3    
NDFS 3080 - Community Nutrition   3     NDFS 3090 - Research Basics   3    
NDFS 3010 - Professional Practice    1     Elective * 3  
Elective * 2        
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

NDFS 4020 - Advanced Nutrition   3     NDFS 4780 - Maternal and Child Nutrition (CI)   3    
NDFS 4710 - Food Service Systems   3     NDFS 4720 - Management in Dietetics (QI)   3    
NDFS 3040 - Nutrition Assessment   3     NDFS 4560 - Medical Nutrition Therapy (CI)   4    
NDFS 3045 - Nutrition Assessment Lab    1     NDFS 5750: Advanced Dietetics Practicum   1-6   Register for 3 credits
NDFS 4500 - Dietetics-Related Experience II   1-6   Register for 2 credits Elective * 3  
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After completing pre-major coursework, students who meet the GPA requirement (3.0 or better) will be eligible for advanced standing in the Didactic Program in Dietetics.

*Students must complete 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree, including 40 credits upper division. Consultation with their advisor is important to choose elective courses that will be most effective in helping them reach their academic goals. Contact Dawnetta Mahnken, dawnetta.mahnken@usu.edu, 435-797-2282 for advising or schedule an appointment through this link.

Dietetics Pre-Major Coursework


The Dietetics: Didactic Emphasis program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 and a major coursework GPA of 3.0 to meet Didactic emphasis admission requirements. The courses below require a grade of C- or better.

Didactic Emphasis Required Courses


The Dietetics: Didactic Emphasis program requires an overall GPA of 3.0 and a major coursework GPA of 3.0. Courses below with an NDFS prefix require a grade of B or better. All other courses require a grade of C- or better.

Recommended Electives


Licensure Notification


This program typically leads to licensure and was designed to meet licensing qualifications in the state of Utah. If students wish to work in another state within the United States, they should review the qualifications for that state per the information provided by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

According to the most recent information from the sponsoring department, this program:

  • Meets licensure requirements in the following states: OR, WA, CA, ID, NV, AZ, UT, AK, MT, WY, CO, HI, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, MN, IO, MS, AR, MS, TN, KY, OH, WV, PA, NH, VT,MA, RI, CT, NJ, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL
  • Does not meet licensure requirements in: ME
  • Has not determined if the program meets licensure requirements in the remaining states. 

A detailed spreadsheet on states and requirements can be found on this spreadsheet. For more information, please see additional information regarding USU’s Programs in Dietetics at https://caas.usu.edu/degrees/ndfs/undergrad/dietetics

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