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Program Curriculum

DIET 5073—Practicum in Clinical Dietetics
Supervised learning experience in clinical dietetics designed to meet specific objectives and achieve identified clinical nutrition competencies. Experiences scheduled in a variety of health care and community settings. This course is an elective in the MSCN program and a required core course in the internship program.  (3 Credits, Clinical)

DIET 5083—Practicum in Administrative Dietetics
Supervised learning experiences in administrative dietetics to meet specific objectives and achieve identified management competencies. Experiences scheduled in a variety of units within health care facilities. This course is an elective in the MSCN program and a required core course in the internship program.  (3 Credits, Clinical)

DIET 5112—Nutrition Counseling
Provides an understanding of the methods, strategies, and evaluation of nutrition and diet counseling to modify eating habits for health promotion and increase compliance with therapeutic regimens. Consideration of learning styles, nutritional anthropology, and instructional technology effectively applied in the health care setting. Prerequisite: NUTR 5033 or NUTR 5333: Advanced Clinical Nutrition or equivalent; and consent of faculty.  (2 Credits, Lecture and Laboratory)

DIET 5161—Advanced Nutrition Seminar
Graduate seminar of important current research in clinical nutrition to reflect content, application to clinical practice, and study parameters and design. Students will read original papers, write critiques, and make presentations for discussion.   (1 Credit, Seminar)

DIET 5333—Advanced Clinical Dietetics
Integration of scientific principles of nutrition and food science into the use of foods and nutrients in disease prevention and treatment in accordance with clinical competencies for the entry-level dietitian. Corequisite: admission to Dietetic Internship and consent of faculty.  (3 Credits, Lecture)

A minimum grade of “B” must be achieved in all courses.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to earn the degree.  Please see the program’s Policy and Procedures handbook for more information.