BSHES in Nutritional Sciences with Emphasis in Nutrition and Foods
Degree Program Description
The program in Nutrition and Foods prepares students to integrate and apply the principles of the biomedical sciences and food and nutrition sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs in a variety of settings. Nutritional Sciences with emphasis in Nutrition and Foods is a five- year BS-MS program. During the first two years of the curriculum, students develop a foundation in science and general education. This is followed by a three year course of study devoted to professional courses and supervised practice (fieldwork). The program prepares students to become registered dietitian/nutritionists (RD/N). RDNs specialize in applied nutrition and work in a variety of practice settings, such as hospitals and clinics, schools, business and industry, private practice and public health clinics.
Major Program Requirements
The College of Human Environmental Sciences offers a bachelors degree in BSHES in Nutritional Sciences with a emphasis in Nutrition and Foods. Only students who successfully complete prerequisites, have been admitted to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and complete all undergraduate requirements for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics will receive this emphasis area for the bachelor's degree. The completion of this bachelor's degree only does not allow the student to be eligible to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians. Furthermore, it is not a didactic program in dietetics. No verification statement is given after completion of only the bachelor's degree. Students who receive this degree emphasis, an are in good academic standing and meet program requirements will transition seamlessly to the Coordinated Program's fifth year master's program.
The professional program requires three years of course work after completion of all prerequisites and university general education requirements. Students accepted into the Coordinated Program will receive academic course work and supervised practice during years 3-5. Admission is limited to a maximum of 20 students per year.
Application requirements to the CP are posted each year on the department's webpage at http://ns.missouri.edu/ Applications are due in January. To be eligible to apply, the applicants must be admitted to the university, have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have completed or be able to complete the first four semesters of courses listed below. The student must be enrolled in or already have completed NEP 2340 and BIOCHM 3630 at the time the CP application is submitted. Students must achieve a final course grade of B- or better in both, or equivalent transfer course approved by faculty. Failure to meet the criteria may result in forfeiture of a space in the Coordinated Program.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For additional information, please go to http://ns.missouri.edu/ .
Students must complete all university and College of Human Environmental Sciences requirements, including general education, in addition to the degree requirements below.
Emphasis Core Requirements
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
& CHEM 2130
|Survey of Organic Chemistry|
and Organic Laboratory I
|BIOCHM 3630||General Biochemistry||3|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|HLTH_SCI 1000||Introduction to the Health Professions||3|
|MANGMT 3000||Principles of Management||3|
|NEP 1995||Nutritional Food Science||3|
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|NEP 2340||Human Nutrition I||3|
|NEP 2380||Diet Therapy for Health Professionals||3|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
|Area of Competence|
|CDS 2190||Medical Terminology||3|
|ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics||3|
|F_S 4310||Food Chemistry and Analysis||4|
|MPP 4204||Medical Pharmacology||5|
|PTH_AS 2201||Human Anatomy Lecture||3|
|NEP 2450||Nutrition Throughout the Life Span||3|
|NEP 3290||Food Service I: Supervised Practice Experience||1|
|NEP 3360||Nutritional Assessment Supervised Practice Experience||2|
|NEP 3370||Nutrition Therapy I: Supervised Practice Experience||3|
|NEP 3390||Teaching and Counseling Techniques in Nutrition||2|
|NEP 3400||Teaching & Counseling Techniques in Nutr. Supervised Practice Exp||1|
|NEP 3590||Community Nutrition Supervised Practice Experience||1|
|NEP 4290||Food Serv. II: Adv. Food Service Manage. Supervised Practice Exp||2|
|NEP 4280||Food Service II: Advanced Food Service Management||1|
|NEP 4340||Human Nutrition II Lecture||3|
|NEP 4360||Nutritional Assessment||3|
|NEP 4370||Nutrition Therapy I||3|
|NEP 4590||Community Nutrition||3|
|NEP 4950||Capstone: Research in Nutritional Sciences||2|
|NEP 4951||Nutrition Research Communication||1|
|NEP 8340||Nutrition in Human Health||3|
|Select 2 supporting electives from the list of approved courses||6|
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
Note: Changes in course requirements may occur, as the program is required to meet accreditation standards.
|GN_HES 1100||1||CHEM 1320||4|
|HES Foundation Course (recommend H_D_FS 1600 or H_D_FS 1610)||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|PSYCH 1000||3||HLTH_SCI 1000||3|
|BIO_SC 1500 or 1010 and 1020||5||Humanities (PHIL 1150 or PHIL 2440 recommended)||3|
|MATH 1100||3||HIST or POL_SC course||3|
|CHEM 2030||3||BIOCHM 3630||3||NEP 1995 (optional)||3|
|CHEM 2130||2||COMMUN 1200||3|
|MPP 3202||5||MANGMT 3000||3|
|NEP 2380||3||NEP 1995||3|
|HES Foundation Course (FINPLN 2183 is recommended)||NEP 2340||3|
|CDS 2190||3||Humanities (WI)||3||NEP 3400||1|
|NEP 3360||2||NEP 2450||3||NEP 3590||1|
|NEP 4340||3||NEP 3290||1||ESC_PS 4170||3|
|NEP 4360||3||NEP 3390||2|
|NEP 4590||3||NEP 4280 (3 hrs beginning SP17)||1|
|F_S 4310||4||MPP 4204||5|
|NEP 4290||2||NEP 3370||3|
|NEP 4950||2||NEP 4370||3|
|PTH_AS 2201||3||NEP 4951||1|
|Supporting Elective||3||NEP 8340||3|
|ESC_PS 7200||3||Professional Development (course proposal pending)||1|
|HMI 7430||3||Medical Therapy course (course proposal pending)||2|
|NEP 7380||2||Practice of Dietetics course (course proposal pending)||10|
|Medical Nutrition Therapy course (course proposal pending)||4|
|Total Credits: 149|
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