Curriculum

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First Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CHE 105 - Introduction to Chemistry 4 BIO 115 - The Cellular Basis for Life 3
ENG 105 - Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry 4

CIV 201 - World Civilizations I

or

CIV 202 - World Civilizations II

3
MAT 140 - College Algebra 4 CSC 199 - Introduction to Information Technology 3
NTN 100T - Transitions 1 NTN 200 - Introduction to the Profession 1
PSY 180 - General Psychology 3 NTN 231 - Principles of Food Science and Preparation 3
    Elective - See suggested list below 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BUS 140 - Foundations of Business 3 CHE 330 - Basic Biochemistry 3
CHE 210 - Brief Organic Chemistry 3

GDS 201 - Introduction to Gender and Diversity

or

SOC 133 - Introduction to Sociology

3
COM 161 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3 NTN 330 - Nutrient Metabolism 3
NTN 230 - Nutrition 3 NTN 350 - Nutrient Metabolism 3

NTN 303 - Research Concepts in Foods and Nutrition 

or

EXS 200/201

3    

TOTAL

15 TOTAL 12

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIO 120 - Scientific Etymology 1 BIO 220 - Clinical Terminology 1
BIO 229 - Human Physiology 3 BIO 300 - Introductory Microbiology 4
BIO 230 - Human Physiology Laboratory 1 NTN 434 - Clinical Dietetics Practicum 1
NTN 333 - Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle 3 NTN 440 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
NTN 432 - Experimental Foods 3 NTN 445 - Pathophysiology 3
STA 135 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4 University Studies Elective – Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Civic Engagement Category 3
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 16

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HUM 211 - Western Humanities Tradition 3 NTN 373 - Management of Food Service Personnel and Facilities 3
MGT 350 - Fundamentals of Management 3 NTN 412 - Community Nutrition and Health 3
NTN 371 - Quantity Food Production Practicum 1 NTN 422 - Meal Management 3
NTN 372 - Quantity Food Production and Purchasing 3 NTN 460 - Advanced Clinical Cases 1
NTN 450 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II 4 Elective - See Suggested list below 3
NTN 499 - Senior Seminar 1    
University Studies Elective – Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic Traditions category 3    
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 13

Suggested Electives

  • BIO 501 Immunology (3) [prerequisite: BIO 300]
  • EXS 350 Exercise Physiology (3) [prerequisite: BIO 229 & BIO 230, or permission of instructor]
  • EXS 351 Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1) [prerequisite: BIO 229 & BIO 230, or permission of instructor; corequisite:  EXS 350]
  • EXS 356 (HEA 356) Health Promotion Programming (3) [prerequisite: EXS 101 or HEA 110 or instructor permission]
  • EXS 385 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3) [prerequisite: PSY 180)
  • HCA/HIA 301 Overview of the Health Care Delivery System (3) [no prerequisites]
  • HEA 311/511 Epidemiology (3) [will need permission from instructor]
  • HEA 330 Death and Dying: Issues for Caregivers (3) [will need permission from instructor]
  • HEA 350 Foundations of Community Health Education (3) [will need permission from instructor]
  • HEA 360 Health Education Services (3) [will need permission from instructor]
  • HEA 448 Health Policy (3) [will need permission from instructor]
  • HEA 475 Health Assessment and Evaluation (3) [will need permission from instructor]
  • PSY 404 Drugs, Alcohol and Behavior (3) [prerequisite: PSY 180]
  • PSY 471 Behavior Modification (3) [prerequisite: PSY 180]
  • SOC 325 Sociology of Food (3) [no prerequisite]
  • SOC 340 Sociology of Medicine (3) [no prerequisite]
  • SOC 421 Issues in Social Gerontology (3) [no prerequisite]
  • SWK 395 Substance Abuse Prevention (3) [prerequisite: junior standing]
  • SWK 425 HIV Disease:  The Individual and Society (3) [prerequisite:  junior standing]

 

Dietetics Course Sequence

Curriculum for Dietetics Track

University Studies Requirements: 38-43 hours

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills:                                               

CHE 105 (4)  Intro Chemistry I                        

STA 135  Introduction to Probability and Statistics 

MAT 140 College Algebra 

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship:   

PSY 180 (3) General Psychology                                            

University Studies Approved Electives: 

CSC 199 (3)  Introduction to Information Technology

GDS 201  Introduction to Gender and Diversity Studies                                              

            Or

SOC 133 (3)  Introduction to Sociology 

Core Requirements: 40 hours                                               

BUS 140 (3)  Foundations of Business 

BIO 115  (3) The Cellular Basis of Life 

MGT 350 (3) Fundamentals of Management 

NTN 100T (1) Transitions 

NTN 200 (1)  Introduction to the Profession                             

NTN 230 (3)  Nutrition                                                   

NTN 231 (3)  Principles of Food Science and Preparation 

NTN 303 (3)  Research Methods in Nutrition and Foods            

NTN 333 (3)  Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle                  

NTN 371 (1) Quantity Food Production Practicum (NOTE: This is a 40-hour practicum self-arranged by the student in consultation with the DPD director and course instructor.)

NTN 372 (3)  Quantity Food Production and Purchasing                          

NTN 373 (3)  Management of Food Service Personnel and Facilities

NTN 412 (3)  Community Nutrition & Health                    

NTN 422 (3)  Meal Management

              MSU Students in Meal Management Video

NTN 432 (3)  Experimental Foods                                

NTN 499 (1)  Senior Seminar                          

Dietetics Option Requirements: 34 hours

BIO 120 (1) Scientific Etymology   

BIO 220 (1) Clinical Terminology 

BIO 229 and 230 (4)  Human Physiology  and Lab    

BIO 300 (4)  Introductory Microbiology       

CHE 210 (3)  Brief Organic Chemistry                                                   

CHE 330 (3)  Basic Biochemistry                                   

NTN 330 (3) Advanced Nutrition 

HEA 415 (3)  Communications for Health Professionals

           Or 

NTN 350 (3) Nutrition Counseling and Education

NTN 434 (1)  Clinical Dietetics Practicum (NOTE: This is a 40-hour practicum self-arranged by the student in consultation with the DPD director and course instructor.)                    

NTN 440 (3)  Medical Nutrition Therapy I

NTN 445  (4) Pathophysiology for Nutrition-Related Diseases 

NTN 450 (3)  Medical Nutrition Therapy II

NTN 460 (1) Advanced Clinical Cases

Limited Electives: 6  hours                      

Total Curriculum Requirements: 120 hours

Dietetics Course Sequence