May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Human Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis (B.S.) / Nutrition and Dietetics (M.S.)



NOTE: IMPORTANT!

The Nutrition program is only currently accepting students into the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis program as part of a joint degree with the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students on previous catalogs who wish to graduate only with a B.S. in Human Nutrition - Pre-Dietetics Emphasis will have through Summer 2025 to complete their undergraduate program. Students who do not complete the program by that time will be required to change their program of study to Human Nutrition - Allied Health Emphasis or another major.

Program Admission

See Admission Requirements  for the program.

Program Information

  • All undergraduate Foundational Core and Required Support Courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or higher to be counted in the major. All other program courses must be completed with a “B-” (2.7) or higher. All Core Knowledge for the RDN (KRDN) assessments must be completed with a 75% or higher.
  • Retaking of any course must be completed within three (3) years of acceptance into the program.
  • Courses over 10 years old will not be accepted in the program.
  • Some courses are only taught one semester per year. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before selecting coursework, including electives.
  • Once accepted into the program, students participate in a lockstep, full-time schedule for two years (four semesters). At the end of the first year, and upon successful completion of all program and university requirements, a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis will be awarded. At the end of the second year and upon successful completion of all program and university requirements, a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and a didactic verification statement will be awarded.
  • The program will help students prepare to apply for an accredited Dietetic Internship during the Spring semester of the program’s second year.

Human Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis (B.S.)


General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)


See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Human Nutrition - Dietetics Curriculum (95 Credits)


Foundational Core (35 Credits)


The following courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or higher:

Note

* Students who are not prepared for this math course may need additional math credits/preparation. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for more information.

Required Support Courses (46 Credits)


The following courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or higher:

Chemistry Courses

Critical Thinking Course

Select one of the following (either can be used to fulfill General Education Humanities Knowledge Area):

Culture Course

Select one of the following:

Psychology Course

Select one of the following:

Free Electives (0-10 Credits)


Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 120-130


Nutrition and Dietetics (M.S.)


Total Credits, B.S./M.S. Joint Degree: 150-160



 

Licensure Notification


This program typically leads to licensure/certification and was designed to meet such qualifications for the state of Utah. Students who are or may be planning to pursue licensure/certification in any other U.S. state or territory may need to meet additional education requirements. This is not a reflection of SUU’s accreditation or quality, as each state and territory regulates their own education requirements for occupational licensure.

Students enrolled in a teacher preparation program may potentially be able to use a Utah educator license to obtain licensure through reciprocity. Additional information may be found through the Department of Teacher Education’s reciprocity table.

An overview of all of SUU’s programs that lead to licensure/certification and the programs’ current determination statuses may be found at www.suu.edu/provost/licensure.html.