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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed changes to the Bachelor of Science in nutrition in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the college approved the changes on April 7, 2003. The dean approved the proposed changes on January 20, 2004, and submitted them to the secretary on January 21, 2004. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on March 10, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 15, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 22, 2004, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by April 30, 2004.


<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 23, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On pages 431-434, under the heading DEGREES in the section BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION

Nutrition is an integrative science with the overall objective of improving the health and well-being of individuals and groups. Nutritional inquiry encompasses not only the roles of electrons, atoms, molecules, genes, cells, organs, and complex organisms in biological life processes but also the links between life science and health, behavior, education, population, culture, and economics. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree program includes four options; dietetics, nutritional sciences, nutrition and health, and teaching certification. All options combine a prescribed common core of science and nutrition courses with additional coursework in the area of specialization.

For students pursuing careers in dietetics, additional courses in behavioral and clinical nutrition and food systems management provide the academic preparation required for dietetics practice. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) meets the coursework requirements that qualify graduates to apply to a dietetic internship. The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) includes both the coursework and the supervised practice necessary to be eligible to write the examination to become a registered dietitian. The DPD is developmentally accredited and the CPD is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606, (312) 899-0040.

The nutritional science option requires additional courses in science and research in order to prepare students for graduate study or professional school. Graduates may seek employment in private or publicly funded research programs or, upon completion of graduate study, may engage in college or university teaching or nutrition research. This option also allows students to fulfill requirements for postgraduate study in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions.

The nutrition and health option gives students flexibility to combine the study of nutrition with coursework in another area of interest. Additional courses in a concentration area may enhance nutrition related career opportunities; however, this option does not lead to dietetic registration. Students who select the business sequence can earn a Business Foundations Certificate and seek employment in areas such as sales and customer support in the food industry. The communication sequence provides training in public speaking and writing for the lay public along with study of the role culture plays in these areas. The computer science sequence can lead to an Elements of Computing Certificate and provide skills for future employment opportunities combining technology with nutrition. Students who are interested in the range of factors influencing health may choose the exercise and fitness sequence. The nutritional science and behavior sequence provides a scientific background for understanding eating behavior.

The teaching option allows students to meet the state certification requirements to teach science in secondary and/or middle grades. There is no certification for teaching nutrition or health in Texas public schools.


[OPTION I: NUTRITION]

[Sequences A and B in nutrition emphasize the science of nutrition and its application to the field of dietetics.

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They seek to develop in students an awareness of the economic, social, cultural, and psychological aspects of food and food habits as well as the scientific and managerial principles important in the provision of nutritional care.]

[SEQUENCE A]

[This sequence is currently approved as a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Council on Education Division of Education and Approval, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Students who fulfill the requirements established by the ADA while completing sequence A will receive a DPD Verification Statement that allows them to apply for ADA-accredited dietetic internships or approved preprofessional practice programs. These requirements are a grade point average of at least 3.00 in nutrition and completion in residence of at least four upper-division nutrition courses and any accompanying laboratory courses.]

[By completing a dietetic internship or approved preprofessional practice program, the graduate of this degree program may qualify to become a member of the ADA and to write the qualifying examination to become a registered dietitian. Dietitians provide expertise in nutrition and foodservice management in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, proprietary care centers, the armed services, public and private schools, university food services, research laboratories, commercial and industrial establishments, and public and privately funded health and wellness programs at the local, state, and federal levels.]

[Prescribed Work] PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO ALL OPTIONS

1. Rhetoric and Composition 306[,] and English 316K[, and a three-semester-hour course in communications chosen from a list available in the departmental office]. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.

2. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency.

3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government[; six semester hours of American history; Economics 304K or 304L; Psychology 301; and Sociology 302 or Anthropology 302].

[4. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316; and Mathematics 305G or 408C. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 without degree credit to remove their deficiency.]

4. Six semester hours of American history.

5. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.

[5.] 6. Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.

[6. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 610A, and 369; Biology 211, 416K, and 416L.]

[7. Applied Learning and Development 320.]

[8. Accounting 310F or 311, and Management 336.]


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[9. No fewer than forty-one but no more than forty-eight semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, including Human Development and Family Sciences 313, 322, Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 332, 334, 234L, 342, 142L, 344, 144M, 355M, 370, 170L, and one of the following: Nutrition 324 and 124L, 338W, 355, or 359H and 379H. With approval of the department chair, six of these hours may be chosen from related areas outside the Department of Human Ecology. Eighteen semester hours of this requirement must be completed in residence at the University.]

7. Mathematics 408K, 408C, or 305G. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 without degree credit to remove their deficiency.

8. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Biology 318M, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316.

9. Chemistry301, 302, 204, and 310M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.

10. Biology 211, 416K or 365R, and 416L or 365S.

11. Twenty-one semester hours of core coursework in nutrition: Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 315, 338W, 342, 142L, and 365.

[10.] 12. [Thirty-six] At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least [eighteen] twenty-four must be [within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology] in nutrition. Eighteen of the upper-division hours in nutrition must be completed in residence at the University.

[11.] 13. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


[Special Requirements]

[The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-18 and the college requirements given on page 404. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in all courses used to fulfill requirement 1 and requirements 3 through 9 of the prescribed work above.]

ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: DIETETICS

Students in dietetics may select either the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD). Students who complete the DPD with a grade point average in nutrition of at least 3.00 and with at least four upper-division nutrition courses completed in residence will receive a Verification Statement that qualifies them to apply for an accredited dietetic internship. DPD graduates who complete a dietetic internship may become active members of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and are eligible to write the examination to become a registered dietitian.

Upon completing the CPD, which includes approximately one thousand hours of supervised practice, graduates immediately qualify for active membership in the ADA and to write the examination to become a registered dietitian. Students interested in the CPD apply for admission in the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students are selected on the basis of academic performance, completion of required prerequisite courses, work or volunteer experience, leadership, and commitment to the profession of dietetics. Applications are available from the Department of Human Ecology and must be filed by February 20 for entry the following fall semester. Students who are admitted to the CPD should consult the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work. During the fourth year, the following courses must be taken in the indicated term: fall semester: Nutrition 245C; spring semester: Nutrition 772C, 572F, 373S; summer session: Nutrition 274C and 174P. Because these courses are taught only once a year, a student who does not take them at the indicated time may


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be unable to complete the program.

14. Accounting 310F or 311.

15. At least twenty-seven semester hours in nutrition in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11, consisting of the following:
a. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Nutrition 318, 332, 370, and six hours chosen from Nutrition 330, 360 (Topic 1: Nutrition and Athletic Performance), 365 (Topic: Nutrition and Genes), and 371. Nutrition 365 (Topic: Nutrition and Genes) may not be counted toward both requirement 11 and requirement 15a. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 330 and 371.
b. Food systems management: Nutrition 334, 234L, and 355M.
c. Research: At least three hours chosen from Nutrition 324 and 124L, 355, 366L, and 379H. With departmental approval, students may substitute Nutrition 352 or 373S. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 373S.
d. Professional development: Nutrition 245C or 162. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 245C.

16. Students in the CPD must complete an additional fifteen hours of supervised practice: Nutrition 772C, 572F, 274C, and 174P.

17. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, students in the CPD may substitute Nutrition 371 for Nutrition 365.

[SEQUENCE B] OPTION II: NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

[This sequence prepares students for graduate study in nutrition. Graduates may seek employment in private or publicly funded research programs or, upon completion of graduate study, may engage in college or university teaching or nutrition research.]

[With careful selection of electives, students completing sequence B may meet the academic requirements of the American Dietetic Association and, with post-baccalaureate experience, may qualify to become members of the association and to write the examination to become a registered dietitian.]

[Prescribed Work]

[1. Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, and a three-semester-hour course in communications chosen from a list available in the departmental office. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.]

[2. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency.]

[3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government; six semester hours of American history; Psychology 301; and three semester hours chosen from the following courses: Anthropology 302, Economics 304K and 304L, and Sociology 302.]

[4. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316; and Mathematics 305G or 408C. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 without degree credit to remove their deficiency.]

[5. Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments,


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  ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.]

[6. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 610A, 610B, 210C, 339K, and 339L; Biology 211, 212, 214, 325, 365R, and 365S; and one of the following laboratory courses: Chemistry 369L, Biology 325L, 331L.]

[7. No fewer than thirty-nine but no more than forty-eight semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, including Human Development and Family Sciences 313, 322, Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 332, 342, 142L, 344, 144M, 370, and 170L; one of the following: Nutrition 324 and 124L, 338W, 355, or 359H and 379H; and three semester hours chosen from courses in family relationships, food systems management, and textiles and apparel. Six semester hours of chemistry for which Chemistry 302 is a prerequisite may be substituted for six of the required hours in the Department of Human Ecology. Eighteen semester hours of this requirement must be completed in residence at the University.]

[8. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.]

[9. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.]

14. Chemistry 210C and 310N.

15. Biology 212, 213, 214, and 325.

16. One of the following four-hour sequences: Physics 301 and 101L, 302K and 102M, 303K and 103M, or 317K and 117M.

17. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, students in option II may substitute either Chemistry 455 or Biology 226R and 126L for Nutrition 307 and 107L.

18. Thirteen semester hours of nutrition in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11, including the following:
a. Nutritional sciences: Nutrition 365 or 371. The same topic of Nutrition 365 may not be counted both toward this requirement and toward requirement 11.
b. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Nutrition 318, 330, 332, 360, or 370.
c. Research: Nutrition 366L, Biology 325L or 331L, or Chemistry 369L.

OPTION III: NUTRITION AND HEALTH

14. Eighteen semester hours of nutrition in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11, including the following:
a. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Six hours chosen from Nutrition 318, 330, 332, 360, 370, and 371.
b. Research: Nutrition 324 and 124L, 355, 366L, or 379H. With departmental approval, students in option III may substitute Nutrition 352 or 373S.

15. One of the following sequences, with at least six hours of upper-division coursework:
a. Business: Nutrition 334 and 234L, and fifteen hours chosen from Accounting 310F or 311, Advertising 305 or 318J, Communication Studies 312C or 317M, 316L, 352, 356M, Finance 320F, Human Development and Family Sciences 322, Legal Environment of Business 320F, Management 320F, 325, Management Information Systems 311F, Marketing 320F, and Nutrition 355M.
b. Communication: Nutrition 330; Communication Studies 314L and 332K; three hours chosen from African and African American Studies 301, Asian American Studies 301, Mexican American Studies 318, and Nutrition 316; and six hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 304, Communication Studies 310K, 312C, 313M, 316L, 332K, 342K, 348K, 353, 367 (Topic: Health Communication and the Media), Journalism 315, and Psychology 350.
c. Computer science: Nutrition 334 and 234L, and fifteen hours chosen from Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, Science, Technology, and Society 311 (Topic: Information in Cyberspace), 311 (Topic: Introduction to Web Development), 321, and 331.
d. Exercise and fitness: Nutrition 360 (Topic 1: Nutrition and Athletic Performance) and fifteen hours chosen from Kinesiology 310, 311K, 321M, 325K, 326K, 333, 335, 352K (Topic 2: Physiological Basis of Conditioning), 352K (Topic 4: Management of Sport and Health Promotion Programs), 352K


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(Topic 7: Psychosocial Issues in Women’s Health), 352K (Topic 12: Techniques of Fitness Leadership), 352K (Topic 14: Techniques of Health Promotion), 352K (Topic 16: Psychosocial Issues in Adult Development and Health), 352K (Topic 17: Psychological Aspects of Exercise), 367, 370K (Topic 2: Introduction of Health Promotion), 370K (Topic 3: Adolescent Health Risk Behavior), 377, and Sociology 354K.
e. Nutritional science and behavior: Nutrition 318 and 330, and fifteen hours chosen from Biology 349, 359K, 365L, 365N, 365T, 365W, Psychology 333T, 343K, 350, 352, and 353K. In fulfilling requirement 5 above, students in the nutritional science and behavior sequence must select Psychology 301. In fulfilling requirement 10, they must select Biology 365R and 365S; they must also complete Biology 212, 213, 214, and 325.

OPTION IV: TEACHING

This program is designed to fulfill the course requirements for certification as a middle grades or secondary school teacher in Texas, but completion of the program does not guarantee the student’s certification. For information about additional requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.

14. In place of requirement 7 above, students in the teaching option must complete either Mathematics 408C or both 408K and 408L.

15. History 329U or Philosophy 329U.

16. Biology 212, and either Biology 213, 214, and 325 or Chemistry 310N and 455.

17. Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.

18. Six semester hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement.

19. Six semester hours in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11 above: Nutrition 366L, Biology 337 (Topic: Research Methods-UTeach), Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods-UTeach), or Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods-UTeach); and three additional hours in nutrition.

20. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction 350S, UTeach Natural Sciences 101, 110, 350, 355, 360, and 170.

21. Students seeking middle grades certification must complete the following courses: Educational Psychology 363M (Topic 3: Adolescent Development) or Psychology 301 and 304; and Curriculum and Instruction 371 (Topic 10: Secondary School Reading in the Content Subjects).

[SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS] SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-18 and the college requirements given on page 404. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in all courses used to fulfill requirement 1 and requirements 3 through [7] 11 of the common prescribed work above and in each course used to fulfill the additional prescribed work requirements for his or her option.

To graduate and be recommended for certification, students who follow the teaching option must have a University grade point average of at least 2.50. They must earn a grade of at least C in each of the professional development courses listed in requirement 20 and must pass the final teaching portfolio review; those seeking middle grades certification must also earn a grade of at least C in each of the courses listed in requirement 21. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.

[OPTION II: COORDINATED PROGRAM IN DIETETICS]


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[This option, in which academic and professional studies are integrated, is currently accredited by the American
Dietetic Association (ADA) Council on Education Division of Education and Approval, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. With both didactic instruction and about one thousand hours of coordinated supervised practice, the program is designed for students who wish to enter the profession of dietetics. Graduates of the program immediately qualify for active membership in the ADA and to write the examination to become a registered dietitian. Dietitians provide expertise in nutrition and foodservice management in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, proprietary care centers, the armed services, research laboratories, commercial and industrial establishments, and public and privately funded health and wellness programs at the local, state, and federal levels.]

[This is a professional program with limited enrollment. Admission is subject to the approval of an admissions panel. A formal application must be filed by February 20 for entry the following fall semester. M aterials and directions for application to the program are available from the Department of Human Ecology.]

[A student’s continuation in the program may be canceled by the admissions panel if the student fails to maintain a strong academic record or fails to enroll in and proceed through the sequence of program courses scheduled upon admission.]

[PRESCRIBED WORK]

[1. Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, and a three-semester-hour course in communications chosen from a list available in the departmental office. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.]

[2. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency.]

[3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government; six semester hours of American history; Economics 304K or 304L; Psychology 301; and Sociology 302 or Anthropology 302.]

[4. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316; and Mathematics 305G or 408C. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 without degree credit to remove their deficiency.]

[5. Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.]
[6. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 610A, and 369; Biology 211, 416K, and 416L.]

[7. Applied Learning and Development 320, Nursing 310, or Educational Psychology 367.]

[8. Accounting 310F or 311, Management 336, and three semester hours chosen from the following courses: Legal Environment of Business 320F, Finance 320F, Management 325, Marketing 320F, and 337.]

[9. Fifty-two or fifty-four semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, consisting of Human Development and Family Sciences 313, Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 328C, 334, 234L, 342, 142L, 344, 144M, 145C, 352C, 355L, 668, 373, and 377K; either Nutrition 324 and 124L or 359H and 379H; and three semester hours chosen from courses in family and consumer economics, family relationships, or textiles and apparel. Eighteen semester hours of this requirement must be completed in residence at the

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  University.]

[10. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.]

[11. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.]

[SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS]

[The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-18 and the college requirements given on page 404. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in all courses used to fulfill requirement 1 and requirements 3 through 9 of the prescribed work above.]

[The student should consult the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work. Prerequisites should be checked carefully. The following courses should be taken in the indicated semester: third year, fall semester:Nutrition 145C; spring semester: Nutrition 328C, 668A; fourth year, fall semester:Nutrition 355L, 668B, 373, 377K; spring semester: Nutrition 352C. Because these courses are taught only once a year, a student who does not take them at the indicated time may be unable to complete the program.]


RATIONALE: A revision of the undergraduate curriculum in nutrition was initially undertaken in preparation for accreditation of the dietetics program. In a survey of current majors, significant interest was expressed for a more flexible degree plan, the potential to combine nutrition with other areas of interest, and increased opportunities for undergraduate research. The revised dietetics option combines many aspects of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics with the didactic program (internship preparation) and will meet accreditation standards to better serve the needs of all students. The revised nutritional sciences option provides strong research focus for students interested in graduate study or the health professions. The new nutrition and health option allows students to combine the study of nutrition with one of several complimentary areas such as fitness, business, and communications. A teaching option was included for nutrition majors to take advantage of the strong UTeach program developed by the College of Natural Sciences .