Dietetics and Applied Nutrition - BS

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).

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

www.eatright.org/acend

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

Credits
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
CUL1325Essentials of Dining Service3
CUL1345Foundations of Baking & Pastry3
CUL1365Exploring Beverages3
Major Courses
CULN2010Operational Food Service Delivery3
CULN2020Applied Culinary Nutrition3
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
Applied/Experiential Learning
DIET4899Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics Internship13.5
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
ENG2010Technical Writing4.5
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
Mathematics9
Fundamentals of Algebra (or higher, based on student's placement)
Introduction to Biostatistics
Science4.5
Nutrition
Social Sciences9
Introductory Psychology
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, LEAD, PSCI or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher
Total Credits197.5

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.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte or Online.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

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. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, Arts & Science and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.