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Degree Requirements

College Core

Courses Credits
College 101 (not required for transfer students) 1
Laboratory Science (fulfilled by BIO 7, 8 in the plan) (8*)
Language/Literature 6
History/Philosophy 9
Mathematics (fulfilled by MTH 3 or MTH 7) 4
Political Science/Economics 6
Fine Arts 6
Social Sciences (fulfilled by PSY 1 & 2) 6
College Competencies (Writing, Oral, Library) 6
Total 44

*52 total credits in the College Core less 8 Laboratory Science Credits inclusive to the program.

Natural Sciences Core (8 courses – 31 Credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
BIO 7 ** Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 8 ** (BIO 7) Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHM 3 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHM 4 (CHM 3) Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHM 25 (CHM 4) Basic Organic Chemistry 4
CHM 71 (CHM 25) Basic Biochemistry 4
MAN 11 Principles of Management 3
BMS 90 Microbiology in Health Sciences 4

**Bio 7 and 8 satisfy the Laboratory Science component of the College Core requirements.

Nutrition Undergraduate Major Courses (14 courses – 39 Credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 16 Cultural and Social Aspects of Food 2
NTR 16L Cultural and Social Aspects of Food Laboratory 1
NTR 21
(co-req CHM 3)
Introduction to Food Science 3
NTR 21L
(co-req NTR 21)
Intro to Food Science Laboratory 1
NTR 23 Institutional Food Service Management I 3
NTR 24 (NTR 23) Institutional Food Service Management II 3
NTR 100
(BIO 8; co-req CHM 3)
Concepts in Nutrition 3
NTR 101 (NTR 100) Contemporary Nutrition Strategies 3
NTR 202
(NTR 101, MTH 19 or equiv)
Research Methodology 4
NTR 210 (NTR 101) Community & Professional Nutrition Issues 3
NTR 211
(NTR 100, co-req NTR 101)
Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
NTR 212
(NTR 211, co-req NTR 212L)
Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
NTR 212L
(co-req NTR 212)
Medical Nutrition Therapy II Lab 1
NTR 215
(NTR 100, co-req NTR 101)
Energy and Exercise 3
NTR 221
(NTR 21, CHM 4)
Food Technology Trends 3

Nutrition Graduate Core Courses (6 courses – 18 Credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 540 or BMS 540 Biomedical Statistics 3
NTR 609 (NTR 212 or equiv and Biochemistry) Advanced Nutrition I 3
NTR 610 (NTR 212 or equiv and Biochemistry) Advanced Nutrition II 3
NTR 606 (NTR 212 or equiv) Communication and Education Skills in Nutrition 3
NTR 703 or NTR 707 Research Methods or Preparation for Thesis Proposal 3
NTR 704 or NTR 706 or NTR 708 Clinical Research Thesis or Research Project or Experimental Research Thesis 3

Students may select one of the following thesis options:

  1. NTR 707 and NTR 708 or
  2. NTR 703 and NTR 704 or
  3. NTR 703 and NTR 706

Concentration - Choose One Category

Clinical Nutrition Specialization (8 or 9 credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 602 Nutritional Assessment 3
NTR 603 Diabetes Management 3
NTR 604 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3
NTR 607 Clinical Nutrition 3
NTR 612 Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 2
NTR 705R Renal Nutrition 3

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Specialization (9 credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 617 Weight Control 3
NTR 618 Advanced Energy and Exercise 3
NTR 619 Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3

Geriatric Nutrition Specialization (9 credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
HAD 710 Gerontology: Process of Aging 3
HAD 711 or HAD 712 Long-Term Care Administration or Management of Senior Community Programs 3
NTR 605 Nutrition in Geriatrics 3

Electives (Typically 9 credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
NTR 503 Recent Trends in Nutrition 3
BMS 513 Biological Chemistry I 3
BIO 514 Biological Chemistry II 3
BMS 520 Pathophysiology I 3
NTR 541 Computer Applications in Health Sciences 3
BMS 550 Medical Chemistry 3
NTR 602 Nutritional Assessment 3
NTR 603 Diabetes Management 3
NTR 604 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3
NTR 605 Nutrition in Geriatrics 3
NTR 606 Communication and Education Skills in Nutrition 3
NTR 607 Clinical Nutrition 3
NTR 608 Field Experience 3
NTR 611 Concepts for Nutrition Practice (DI) 1
NTR 612 Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 2
NTR 615 Clinical Seminar I (DI) 1
NTR 616 Clinical Seminar II (DI) 1
NTR 617 Weight Control 3
NTR 618 Advanced Energy and Exercise 3
NTR 619 Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology 3
NTR 620 Eating Disorders I 3
NTR 621 Eating Disorders II 3
NTR 700 Special Problems in Nutrition 1-2
NTR 705 Special Topics in Nutrition 1-3