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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Coordinated Program in Dietetics, BS


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About the Program


Nutrition plays a vital role in health and disease. There is growing evidence of the role of diet in the prevention, development, and treatment of major diseases. To maximize one’s health requires that professionals have a strong understanding of nutrition. The Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential is the nationally recognized credential for nutritionists and is required for most employment in the healthcare industry and preferred for many other employment opportunities in foods and nutrition.

To become an RD you must complete a four-year academic program, a supervised practice experience, and then pass a national registration examination for dietitians (RD exam). Scores on the national RD exam by Purdue graduates are consistently above the national average. Purdue offers two programs in dietetics. For more information about Dietetics and related programs, please visit http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/fn/undergraduate/majors/dietetics.html.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Coordinated Program in Dietetics  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

NUTR SCI-BS
CRDT
132-140 credits

Coordinated Program in Dietetics Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (6 credits)


Information Literacy


***fulfilled by

Oral Communication


***fulfilled by

Humanities


select from University list (PHIL 11100  Ethics suggested)

Science, Technology & Society


select from University list

Other Required Courses (1 credit)


Major Requirements (125-133 credits)


Electives (0 credits)


132-140 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


The Coordinated Program in Dietetics meets academic and professional requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Graduates are eligible to take registration examination. Students are admitted at the beginning of the junior year; and must complete prerequisite courses before senior year.

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List


https://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Program Requirements


15-16 Credits


13-15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


Sophomore Year - Third Semester

13-14 Credits


14-15 Credits


14 Credits


14 Credits


11-12 Credits


13 Credits


12 Credits


13 Credits


Notes


Responsibility for meeting graduation requirements is solely that of the student.

All students must complete 32 hours of 300 level courses or higher courses at Purdue for graduation.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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