Dietetics (DIET)

Program Director: Ellen Shanley

Dietetics Program Office: Room 314, Koons Hall

For major requirements, see the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Department of Allied Health Sciences section of this Catalog.

The following courses are open only to students enrolled in the Dietetics Program. Others must obtain the permission of the Director of the Dietetics Program.

3099. Independent Study for Undergraduates

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of the Director of Dietetics; open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

Designed primarily for students who wish to extend their knowledge in some specialized area in the field of dietetics.

3150. Medical Nutrition Therapy I

(Also offered as NUSC 3150.) Three credits. Prerequisite: MCB 2000; PNB 2264, 2265; NUSC 1165; open only to Dietetics majors and NUSC Didactic Program students; open to juniors or higher.

Introduction to the nutrition care process, nutrition assessment, planning of special diets, and applications of medical nutrition therapy to selected disease states and conditions.

3155. Clinical Dietetics Practicum I

One credit. Prerequisite: MCB 2000; PNB 2264, 2265; NUSC 1165; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of the Dietetics Program Director.

Supervised practice experience in the health care setting.

3215. Food Service Management Practicum I

One credit. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 3150, 3155; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of Dietetics Program Director.

Supervised practice experiences in food service settings. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

3230. Community Nutrition

(Also offered as NUSC 3230.) Three credits. Prerequisite: NUSC 2200; open only to Dietetics, Nutritional Science, and Allied Health Sciences majors; open to juniors or higher. Not open to students who have passed NUSC 3267.

Role of community structure, agencies, and resources in the community health relating to nutrition.

3231W. Writing for Community Nutrition Research

Two credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 3150, 3155; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; concurrent enrollment in DIET 3230; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of Dietetics Program Director.

Develops critical thinking skills through research and writing in community nutrition.

3235. Community Nutrition Practicum I

One credit. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 3150, 3155; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of Dietetics Program Director.

Supervised practice experiences in community agencies.

3250. Medical Nutrition Therapy II

(Also offered as NUSC 3250.) Three credits. Prerequisite: DIET 3150 or NUSC 3150; open only to Dietetics majors and NUSC Didactic Program students; juniors or higher.

Continuation of Medical Nutrition Therapy I. Further investigation of the interrelationships of physiology and biochemistry of disease and dietary intervention.

3255. Clinical Dietetics Practicum II

One credit. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 3150, 3155; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of the Dietetics Program Director.

Supervised practice experience in the health care setting.

3272. Food Service Systems Management I

(Also offered as NUSC 3272.) Two credits. Two class periods. Recommended preparation: NUSC 3233, 3234. Not open to students who have passed NUSC 3270.

Quantity food procurement, preparation and distribution; recipe standardization and menu development; sanitation and safety; portion and quality control; systems approach and delivery systems.

4095. Special Topics

Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of the Director of Dietetics. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

Application of the scientific method of inquiry to planning, implementing, evaluating, and reporting a study of a problem related to dietetics.

4272. Food Service Systems Management II

(Also offered as NUSC 4272.) Two credits. Two class periods. Prerequisite: DIET/NUSC 3272. Not open to students who have passed NUSC 4270.

Institutional menu development; cost and budgeting; equipment layout and design; personnel management; marketing and merchandising; purchasing and inventory control.

4350. Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy III

Three credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 3215, 3230, 3231W, 3235, 3250, 3255, 3272; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of Dietetics Program Director.

Medical nutrition therapy for complex medical problems. Continuation of DIET 3250.

4360. Contemporary Nutrition Practice

Three credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 3215, 3230, 3231W, 3235, 3250, 3255, 3272; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of Dietetics Program Director.

Application of knowledge, skills, and competencies affecting contemporary nutrition practice in the clinical dietetics, food service management, and community nutrition settings.

4365. Applied Dietetics Practicum

Four credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 3215, 3230, 3231W, 3235, 3250, 3255, 3272; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of Dietetics Program Director.

Supervised practice experiences in the clinical dietetics, food service management, and community nutrition settings. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

4370. Advanced Nutrition for the Dietetics Practitioner

Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 4272, 4350, 4360, 4365; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of Director of Dietetics.

Relationship of nutrients to each other and to body function.

4415. Food Service Management Practicum II

Three credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 4272, 4350, 4360, 4365; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of Dietetics Program Director.

Application and synthesis of performance requirements in food service systems.

4435. Community Nutrition Practicum II

Three credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 4272, 4350, 4360, 4365; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of the Dietetics Program Director.

Application and synthesis of performance requirements in community nutrition.

4455. Clinical Dietetics Practicum III

Four credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 4272, 4350, 4360, 4365; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of the Dietetics Program Director.

Application and synthesis of performance requirements in clinical dietetics.

4470. Seminar in Dietetics

Two credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 4272, 4350, 4360, 4365; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of the Director of Dietetics.

Special problems and issues in dietetics. The management role in patient care, nutrition education, and the integration of nutrition and food service units.

4475. Dietetics Research Practicum

Three credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 4272, 4350, 4360, 4365; open only to Dietetics majors; others by consent of the Director of Dietetics.

Student defines objectives to extend knowledge in a specialized area of dietetics. Research project.

4591. Dietetics Internship Practicum I

Zero credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the Dietetic Internship Program. Meets the performance requirements of the American Dietetic Association.

Supervised practice experience in this course primarily in food service, long-term care, and community nutrition. Some lecture hours and discussion groups required.

4691. Dietetics Internship Practicum II

Zero credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in the Dietetic Internship Program. Meets the performance requirements of the American Dietetic Association.

Supervised practice experience in this course primarily in research in dietetics, clinical dietetics, and ambulatory nutrition care. Some lecture hours and discussion groups required.

4991. Dietetics Externship

Six credits. Prerequisite: Student must earn a “C” or better in DIET 4370 and 4470; open only to Dietetics majors.

Culminating supervised practice experiences in application and synthesis of performance in clinical, community, food service or research; and practice experience in a specialty area of individual professional interest.

 

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