Dr. Zara Rowlands, Program Coordinator
(330) 941-2021
zcshah@ysu.edu

This baccalaureate program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The Didactic Program in Dietetics at YSU is currently accredited, 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2020.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
www.eatright.org

Toll Free Phone: 800-877-1600
Additional Phone: 312-899-0040

Students may select the Didactic Program in Dietetics as a major only after they have met admission criteria. These criteria include grades of "C" or better in the following courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5:

COURSETITLES.H.
HMEC 1550Human Ecology Professions1
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
FNUT 1551Normal Nutrition3
BIOL 1551
1551L
Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Anatomy 1 Laboratory for Health Professions
4
BIOL 1552
1552L
Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Anatomy and Physiology 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1505
1505L
Allied Health Chemistry 1
and Allied Health Chemistry 1 Laboratory
3

Students who have not yet been admitted to the DPD program but are working toward that end may enroll as "Pre-dietetics-DPD" majors.

Upon satisfactory completion of the DPD, students are issued a verification statement confirming eligibility to apply for an ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship (DI) or other pre-professional practice program such as an Individualized Supervised Practice Program (ISPP).

Completion of the DI, or an approved pre-professional practice program, establishes eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing examination for dietitians. Successful completion of the examination results in nationally recognized credential as a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Didactic program in dietetics (DPD) graduates may also take the registration examination for dietetic technicians and become Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR).

Learning Outcomes

  • Achieve comprehension/competence in nutrition care process with specific emphasis on standardized nutrition diagnoses, i.e., use the nutrition care process to make decisions, identify nutrition-related problems, and determine and evaluate nutrition interventions, including medical nutrition therapy, disease prevention, and health promotion.
  • Demonstrate understanding of dietetics evidence-based practice principles; locate, interpret, evaluate and use professional literature to make ethical, evidence-based practice decisions.
  • Demonstrate competence in food preparation and the modification and evaluation of recipes, menus, and food products for diverse groups.
  • Be able to identify different health care delivery systems and current reimbursement issues, policies, and regulations on food and nutrition services.

For more information, visit the Food and Nutrition Didactic Program in Dietetics.

COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies
ENGL 1550Writing 13
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
MATH 2623Quantitative Reasoning3
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Science Requirements
CHEM 1505
1505L
Allied Health Chemistry 1
and Allied Health Chemistry 1 Laboratory
3
CHEM 1506
1506L
Allied Health Chemistry 2
and Allied Health Chemistry 2 Laboratory
3
BIOL 1551
1551L
Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Anatomy 1 Laboratory for Health Professions
4
BIOL 1552
1552L
Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Anatomy and Physiology 2 Laboratory
4
Social Science Requirements3
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
SOC 1500Introduction to Sociology3
Social and Personal Awareness
FNUT 1551Normal Nutrition3
37__ __ SPA elective3
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Major Requirements
FNUT 1512Food Safety and Sanitation1
HMEC 1550Human Ecology Professions1
FNUT 1553
1553L
Food Science and Management Principles
and Food Science and Management Principles Laboratory
4
FNUT 2603
2603L
Medical Nutrition Therapy 1
and Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 Lab
4
FNUT 2612
2612L
Food Systems: Operation, Production, and Service
and Food Systems: Operations, Production, and Service Laboratory
5
FNUT 2652LNutrition Assessment Laboratory1
CHFM 3731Individual and Family Development3
FNUT 3735Nutritional Biochemistry2
FNUT 3759Advanced Nutrition3
FNUT 3760Medical Nutrition Therapy 23
FNUT 3761Science of Nutrition in Exercise3
FNUT 4802Research Methods in Dietetics2
FNUT 4810
4810L
Experimental Foods
and Experimental Foods Laboratory
3
FNUT 4858Food Service Systems Management4
FNUT 4860Medical Nutrition Therapy 33
FNUT 4874Community Nutrition and Wellness3
FNUT 4872Maternal and Child Nutrition2
FNUT 4873Nutrition and Aging2
HMEC 4890Communication of Contemporary Issues3
FNUT 4895DPD Capstone3
FNUT 5862
5862L
Food and Culture
and Food and Cultures Laboratory
3
Additional Accreditation Required Courses
ACCT 1503Elementary Accounting3
BIOL 1560
1560L
Microbiology for the Health Professions
and Microbiology Laboratory for Health Professions
3
COUN 2651Foundations of Helping Skills for Human Ecology Professionals2
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
Suggested-Other Electives
Not required, but match well with the major
Medical Terminology
Elementary Spanish
Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healthcare
World Geography
Social Psychology
Fundamentals of Public Health
Business Ethics
Total Semester Hours119

Minimum upper-division hours (3700 or higher) = 48; total hours for degree = 119

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
BIOL 1551
1551L
Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Anatomy 1 Laboratory for Health Professions (F,S,X)
4
CHEM 1505
1505L
Allied Health Chemistry 1
and Allied Health Chemistry 1 Laboratory (F,S,X)
3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 (F,S,X) 3
FNUT 1551 Normal Nutrition (F,S,X) 3
HMEC 1550 Human Ecology Professions (F,S) 1
First Year Experience Elective 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
BIOL 1552
1552L
Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Anatomy and Physiology 2 Laboratory (F,S, X)
4
CHEM 1506
1506L
Allied Health Chemistry 2
and Allied Health Chemistry 2 Laboratory (F,S,X)
3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 (F,S,X) 3
PSYC 1560 General Psychology (F,S,X) 3
MATH 2623
Quantitative Reasoning (F,S,X)
or Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning
3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ACCT 1503
Elementary Accounting (F)
or Hospitality Managerial Accounting 1
3
COUN 2651 Foundations of Helping Skills for Human Ecology Professionals (F) 2
FNUT 1553
1553L
Food Science and Management Principles
and Food Science and Management Principles Laboratory (F,S)
4
MATC 1501 Medical Terminology (F,S) 3
FNUT 2652L Nutrition Assessment Laboratory (F,S) 1
BIOL 1560
1560L
Microbiology for the Health Professions
and Microbiology Laboratory for Health Professions (F,S,X)
3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations (F,S,X) 3
FNUT 1512 Food Safety and Sanitation (F,S) 1
FNUT 2612 Food Systems: Operation, Production, and Service (F,S) 3
FNUT 2612L Food Systems: Operations, Production, and Service Laboratory (F,S) 2
FNUT 2603
2603L
Medical Nutrition Therapy 1
and Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 Lab (F,S)
4
FNUT 3735 Nutritional Biochemistry (S) 2
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CHFM 3731 Individual and Family Development (F,S,X) 3
FNUT 3759 Advanced Nutrition (F) 3
FNUT 3760 Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 (F) 3
FNUT 4802 Research Methods in Dietetics (F) 2
SOC 1500 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Semester Hours14
Spring
MGT 3725 Fundamentals of Management (F,S,X) 3
FNUT 3761 Science of Nutrition in Exercise (S) 3
FNUT 4860 Medical Nutrition Therapy 3 (S) 3
FNUT 5862
5862L
Food and Culture
and Food and Cultures Laboratory (S)
3
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
FNUT 4858 Food Service Systems Management (F) 4
FNUT 4873 Nutrition and Aging (S) 2
HMEC 4890 Communication of Contemporary Issues (F,S) 3
Arts and Humanities or Social and Personal Awareness Elective 3
Other Electives 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
FNUT 4810
4810L
Experimental Foods
and Experimental Foods Laboratory (S)
3
FNUT 4895 DPD Capstone (S) 3
FNUT 4872 Maternal and Child Nutrition (S) 2
FNUT 4874 Community Nutrition and Wellness (F) 3
 Semester Hours11
 Total Semester Hours119

F – Offered in the fall semester   S – Offered in the spring semester  X – Offered in the summer semester