Dietetics and Applied Nutrition - B.S.
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 translate scientific literature when problem-solving around food production, nutritional counseling on healthy eating practices, and managing diverse populations. This is achieved through a combination of traditional academic courses in addition to 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 eligible to apply to a supervised practice program to qualify to take the national credentialing exam to become a RD/RDN in the United States.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Integrate scientific information and research into scientific and evidence-based practice.
- Demonstrate the beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for a professional level of practice in nutrition and dietetics.
- Perform clinical and 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.
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge relevant to leadership potential and professional growth for the nutrition and dietetics practitioner.
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 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800-877-1600, 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
CreditsCulinary Foundation Courses
|Introduction to Culinary Skills and Techniques
|Breakfast & Lunch Cafe
|Elements of a la Minute Cooking
|Contemporary Cooking & Leadership Functions
|Applied Culinary Nutrition
|Designing Healthy Desserts
|Medical Nutrition Therapy
|Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
|Related Professional Studies
|General Biology - Cellular
|General Biology Laboratory - Cellular
|Human Physiology Laboratory
|General Microbiology Laboratory
|Foundations in Chemistry
|Foundations in Chemistry Laboratory
|Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics Professions
|Introduction to Technical Communication
|The Food Safety Manager
|Introduction to Menu Planning and Cost Controls
|Operational Management in Healthcare
|A&S Core Experience
|Communications Foundation Courses
|Rhetoric & Composition I
|Rhetoric & Composition II
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities
|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
One course from ANTH, ECON, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, RES or SOC
|Introduction to Organic Chemistry
|Free Electives #
|9 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000-level courses
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