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Curriculum in Diet and Exercise B.S./M.S.

Administered by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Department of Kinesiology

This is an accelerated program with concurrent enrollment in the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Courses included have been approved as meeting the academic requirements of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) in preparation for admission to accredited dietetics internship programs; the DPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the accrediting agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. There is a $30 fee for the verification statement of completion of the accredited dietetics program. Additionally, courses are included to meet the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) requirements for certification at the level of Health Fitness Instructor.

Total Degree Requirements: 124 cr. for bachelor's degree and 34-41 cr. for master's degree

Students must fulfill International Perspectives and U.S. Diversity requirements by selecting coursework from approved lists. These courses may also be used to fulfill other area requirements.

International Perspectives: 3 cr.
U.S. Diversity: 3 cr.
Communications and Library: 10 cr.
ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
SP CM 212Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Total Credits10
Social Sciences: 6 cr.
PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 230Developmental Psychology3
Total Credits6
Mathematical Sciences: 6-8 cr.
Select at least 3 credits from:3-4
College Algebra
Preparation for Calculus
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus and Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences I
Select at least 3 credits from:3-4
Principles of Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Business Statistics I
Total Credits6-8
 Physical Sciences: 13-17 cr.
Select from:5-8
College Chemistry
and Laboratory in College Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
CHEM 231Elementary Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 231LLaboratory in Elementary Organic Chemistry1
PHYS 115Physics for the Life Sciences4-5
or PHYS 111 General Physics
Total Credits13-17
Biological Sciences: 19 cr.
BBMB 301Survey of Biochemistry3
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 212Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 255Fundamentals of Human Anatomy3
BIOL 255LFundamentals of Human Anatomy Laboratory1
BIOL 256Fundamentals of Human Physiology3
BIOL 256LFundamentals of Human Physiology Laboratory1
MICRO 201Introduction to Microbiology2
Total Credits19
Diet and Exercise undergraduate courses to be completed or in progress when applying for admission to the program: 20-22 cr.
Select from:1-2
Professional and Educational Preparation
Disciplines and Professions in Kinesiology and Health
and Orientation in Kinesiology and Health
FS HN 167Introduction to Human Nutrition3
FS HN 214Scientific Study of Food3
FS HN 215Advanced Food Preparation Laboratory1-2
or FS HN 115 Food Preparation Laboratory
FS HN 265Nutrition for Active and Healthy Lifestyles3
FS HN 340Foundations of Dietetic Practice1
FS HN 360Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism3
H S 110Personal and Consumer Health3
KIN 258Physical Fitness and Conditioning2
Total Credits20-22

Acceptance into the BS/MS PROGRAM is required BEFORE spring semester of the THIRD year.

Humanities and Ethics: 6-9 cr.
Select 6 credits from approved Humanities list6
Select 3 credits from approved Ethics list3
Note: If ethics course is on the humanities list, it can meet both requirements.
Diet and Exercise remaining undergraduate courses to complete the bachelor's degree requirements: 41 cr.
H S 380Worksite Health Promotion3
A TR 220Basic Athletic Training2
or H S 305 Instructor's First Aid and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation
KIN 259Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs2
KIN 345Management of Health-Fitness Programs and Facilities3
KIN 358Physiology of Exercise3
Select from:3
Sociology of Sport and Exercise
Exercise Psychology
Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan
KIN 462Medical Aspects of Exercise3
FS HN 361Nutrition and Health Assessment2
FS HN 367Medical Terminology for Health Professionals1
FS HN 403Food Laws, Regulations, and the Regulatory Process2
FS HN 411Food Ingredient Interactions and Formulations2
FS HN 466Nutrition Counseling and Education Methods3
NUTRS 561Medical Nutrition and Disease I *4
Total Credits33
Diet and Exercise graduate courses to complete the master's degree requirements: 34-41 cr. 
FS HN 581Seminar **1
FS HN 590CSpecial Topics: Teaching **1
FS HN 681Seminar **1
FS HN 682Seminar Reflection **R
NUTRS 501Biochemical and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients4
NUTRS 561Medical Nutrition and Disease I *4
NUTRS 563Community Nutrition3
NUTRS 564Medical Nutrition and Disease II3
KIN 501Research Methods in Physical Activity3
KIN 505Research Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology2
Select 3-6 credits (FSHN students select 3 credits, KIN students select 6 credits) from:3-6
KIN 511
Advanced Physiology of Exercise I
Exercise and Health: Behavior Change
Physical Activity Assessment for Health Related Research
KIN 551Advanced Physiology of Exercise II3
KIN 558Physical Fitness - Principles, Programs and Evaluation3
Select 2-3 credits for creative component or 6 credits for thesis research:2-6
Creative Component
Creative Component
Research in Nutritional Sciences
STAT 401Statistical Methods for Research Workers4

 Course counts toward both bachelor's and master's degrees.


 Requirement for students in the FS HN Department.

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