Pre-Nutrition

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition offers two major concentrations (the Coordinated Program concentration and the Nutrition Science concentration) that lead to the Bachelor of Science degree. The Coordinated Program concentration focuses on the practice of nutrition (i.e., dietetics). Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Registration Examination of the Commission on Dietetic Registration to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). The Nutrition Science concentration focuses on intensive study in biological and physical sciences as a basis for understanding the science of nutrition and the relationships between nutrients and human health. This track can be designed to meet the requirements for a didactic program in dietetics (DPD), so that students can apply for a dietetic internship after completion of the program.

The prerequisite course work listed below prepares the student to apply for either concentration in the Nutrition program offered in the College of Applied Health Sciences. Completion of the pre-nutrition course work does not guarantee admission to the College of Applied Health Sciences. Students admitted to the Nutrition program complete the final two years of course work within the College of Applied Health Sciences. Students admitted to the Coordinated Program concentration take an additional two semesters to complete the internship/practical (supervised experience) component.

Please see the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition section of the catalog for more information about each concentration or visit the department website

Sixty-three semester hours, exclusive of basic military science, distributed as follows:

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 take longer than two years to complete pre-nutrition course work. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

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 Communication a3
Understanding the Creative Arts course b3
Understanding the Past course b3
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology a4
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology a,c3
BIOS 110Biology of Cells and Organisms d4
Select one of the following general chemistry sequences:10
General Chemistry I Lecture d
General Chemistry Laboratory I d
General Chemistry II Lecture d
General Chemistry Laboratory II d
OR
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry I d
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry II d
CHEM 232Organic Chemistry I4
BIOS 352Introductory Biochemistry3
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I5
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II5
MATH 110College Algebra e4
HN 110Foods3
HN 196Nutrition3
Total Hours63

The minimum GPA for application to the two programs in Nutrition is 2.50/4.00.  However, the average GPA for students admitted to the Coordinated Program is higher (currently 3.50). Students should contact the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition for admission deadlines.