Dietetics and Applied Nutrition - B.S.

Effective Fall 2020, Johnson & Wales University will complete its transition from a term calendar to a semester calendar. Starting with the 2020–21 catalog, all programs will represent course requirements in semester credit hours rather than quarter credit hours. Students who started on terms and will finish their degree requirements on semesters should consult with their assigned academic counselor in Student Academic Services or faculty advisor on semester transition academic planning.

The Dietetics and Applied Nutrition bachelor of science degree program is an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)This program prepares students for entry into a variety of positions in the fields of clinical, community, food service and health promotion, often as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD/RDN).

The program prepares students to be able to translate the scientific literature when problem solving around food production, nutritional counseling on healthy eating practices, and managing diverse populations. This is done through a combination of traditional academic means, as well as with Johnson & Wales’ unique culinary nutrition, experience-based cooking labs. Students develop nutrition care plans and learn nutritional diagnostic skills, as well as refine sensory evaluation techniques.

Graduates of the Dietetics and Applied Nutrition program are prepared to work in settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities and health clinics, as well as in nontraditional industries such as food product research and development, school food service, sports nutrition with collegiate and professional teams, recipe testing, food writing and the private chef industry.

Following the completion of the bachelor’s degree program and the receipt of a DPD verification statement, students are qualified to apply to a supervised dietetic internship program and then sit for the national exam to become a registered dietitian (RD) in the United States.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Integrate scientific information and research into scientific and evidenced based practice.
  • Demonstrate the beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for a professional level of practice.
  • Perform customer services including the development and delivery of information, products and services to individuals, groups and populations.
  • Apply the strategic principles of management and systems in the provision of services to individuals and organizations.

The Dietetics and Applied Nutrition degree is accredited by

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition (ACEND)
of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312-899-0040, ext. 5400

ACEND provides standards of education meeting required dietetics coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree. Such a program is called a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The Dietetics and Applied Nutrition degree program meets those standards.

Dietetics and Applied Nutrition

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Culinary Foundations
CUL1015Introduction to Culinary Foundations3
CUL1035Culinary Fundamentals3
CUL1055Cooking in Today's Restaurant: Breakfast & Lunch3
CUL1075Cooking in Today's Restaurant: Dinner3
CUL1095Cooking in the Global Marketplace3
CUL1115The Science of Cooking and Sensory Analysis3
CUL1135Purchasing, Product Identification & Protein Fabrication3
CUL1345Foundations of Baking & Pastry3
CUL2215The Craft of Garde Manger3
CUL2255Advanced Pastry3
Major Courses
CULN2020Applied Culinary Nutrition Will be taught in 20/21 AY as 3 semester credits3
CULN2230Designing Healthy Desserts4.5
CULN3155Vegetarian Cuisine4.5
CULN4155Athletic Performance Cuisine4.5
CULN4165Therapeutic Cuisine4.5
CULS3035Food Science4.5
DIET2050Community Nutrition4.5
DIET3030Nutrition Assessment4.5
DIET3050Life Span Nutrition4.5
DIET4030Medical Nutrition Therapy4.5
DIET4630Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy4.5
Related Professional Studies
BIO1011General Biology - Cellular4.5
BIO1015General Biology Laboratory - Cellular2.25
BIO2041Human Physiology4.5
BIO2045Human Physiology Laboratory2.25
BIO2201General Microbiology4.5
BIO2205General Microbiology Laboratory2.25
CAR0010Career Management1
CHM1000Foundations in Chemistry4.5
CHM1005Foundations in Chemistry Laboratory2.25
CULN1010An Introduction to the Fields of Food, Food Service and Nutrition1.5
ENG2010Introduction to Technical Communication4.5
FSM1065Food Safety and Sanitation Management1.5
FSM2045Introduction to Menu Planning and Cost Controls4.5
FSM2210Operational Management in Healthcare4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities9
A Multicultural History of America
One course from ART, HUM‡, LIT, PHIL or REL
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
Introduction to Biostatistics
Social Sciences9
Introductory Psychology
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, LEAD, PSCI or SOC
A&S Electives9
Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Free Electives #
13.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university13.5
Total Credits199.0

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.