BS in Nutrition, Coordinated Program

Degree Requirements—BS in Nutrition, Coordinated Program Concentration

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree from UIC, students need to complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition degree requirements for the Coordinated Program concentration are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Applied Health Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Pre-Nutrition Course Requirements65
Coordinated Program Required Courses67
Total Hours132

Degree Requirements—Both Concentrations

Note: Students who do not place into certain courses or do not carefully plan sequential course work should expect to take summer session courses or possibly take longer than two years to complete the pre-nutrition course work. Students should seek advising from the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition for advice on course planning.

Pre-Nutrition Course Requirements

Required Courses
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
COMM 100Fundamentals of Human Communication3
Understanding the Creative Arts course b3
Understanding the Past course b3
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology a4
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology a,c3
CHEM 122General Chemistry I Lecture4
CHEM 123General Chemistry Laboratory I d,e1
CHEM 124General Chemistry II Lecture4
CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory II d,e1
CHEM 232Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM/BIOS 352Introductory Biochemistry3
BIOS 100Biology of Cells and Organisms d5
MATH 121Precalculus Mathematics f5
HN 110Foods3
HN 196Nutrition3
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I5
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II5
Total Hours65
a

This course is approved for the Understanding the Individual and Society General Education category.

b

Students should consult the General Education section of the catalog for a list approved courses in this category.

c

This course is approved for the Understanding U.S. Society General Education category.

d

This course is approved for the Analyzing the Natural World General Education category.

e

General Education credit is given for successful completion of both CHEM 122 and CHEM 123 or CHEM 124 and CHEM 125.

f

Completion of MATH 121 may be satisfied through placement exam or CLEP.

Degree Requirements—Coordinated Program

Coordinated Program Required Courses

Required Courses
HN 190Introduction to Dietetics1
HN 200Nutritional Assessment3
HN 202Culture and Food a2
HN 300Science of Foods3
HN 306Nutrition Education4
HN 308Nutrition Science I3
HN 309Nutrition Science II3
HN 311Nutrition During the Life Cycle3
HN 313Introduction to Community Nutrition3
HN 318Genetic, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Diseases3
HN 320Clinical Nutrition I4
HN 330Quantity Food Production3
HN 332Food Service Management2
HN 355Supervised Practice I8
HN 420Clinical Nutrition II2
HN 422Clinical Nutrition III2
HN 440The Research Process3
HN 455Supervised Practice II15
Total Hours67
a

This course is approved for the Exploring World Cultures General Education category.

Sample Course Schedule—Coordinated Program

Plan of Study Grid
Junior Year
Fall SemesterHours
HN 190 Introduction to Dietetics 1
HN 440 The Research Process 3
HN 200 Nutritional Assessment 3
HN 308 Nutrition Science I 3
HN 202 Culture and Food 2
 Hours12
Spring Semester
HN 309 Nutrition Science II 3
HN 330 Quantity Food Production 3
HN 313 Introduction to Community Nutrition 3
HN 318 Genetic, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Diseases 3
 Hours12
Senior Year
Fall Semester
HN 300 Science of Foods 3
HN 311 Nutrition During the Life Cycle 3
HN 320 Clinical Nutrition I 4
HN 332 Food Service Management 2
 Hours12
Spring Semester
HN 306 Nutrition Education 4
HN 355 Supervised Practice I 4
HN 420 Clinical Nutrition II 2
HN 422 Clinical Nutrition III 2
 Hours12
Summer Semester
HN 355 Supervised Practice I 2
HN 455 Supervised Practice II 4
 Hours6
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
HN 355 Supervised Practice I 2
HN 455 Supervised Practice II 11
 Hours13
 Total Hours67