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Nutrition and dietetics

The study of food, nutrition and dietetics involves the application of science, blended with behavioral sciences, integrating management strategies, along with a solid foundation in liberal studies. Our goal is to provide a distinctive program of study in all areas of nutrition and dietetics within the liberal arts setting. Students may choose to major in Nutrition and Dietetics or Food and Nutrition with a concentration in business or wellness.

Nutrition and dietetics major

The dietetics concentration is a professional program of study which leads to post-baccalaureate dietetics internship and dietetics registration and licensure for qualified students. The Bluffton University program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL  60606-6995). 

NTR 105 Introduction to Foods (3)
NTR 210 Food Science  (4)
NTR 225 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
NTR 240 Physical  and Nutritional Assessment (2)
NTR 250 Nutrition Education and Communication (3)
NTR 260 Obesity Research and Sports Nutrition (3)
NTR 310 Food Service Systems Management (4)
NTR 325 Lifecycle Nutrition (3)
NTR 335 Public Health Nutrition and Policy (3)
NTR 340 Human Pathophysiology (3)
NTR 351 Research in Foods and Nutrition (3)
NTR 375 Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 (4)
NTR 376 Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 (4)
NTR 386 Advanced Nutrition (3)
NTR 403 Seminar in Food & Nutrition (1)
BIO 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
BIO 301 Microbiology (4)
CEM 121 General Inorganic Chemistry 1 (5)
CEM 122 General Inorganic Chemistry 2 (5)
CEM 221 Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
CEM 335 Cell Biochemistry (4)
CMP 110 College English (3) OR 
   CMP 120 Advanced College English (3) OR 
   HON 110 Honors Seminar in Composition and Literature (3)
MGT 364 Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 354 Principles of Management (3)
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 284 General Statistics (3)
  

Food and nutrition major

Student complete core hours and select from one of two concentrations: food and nutrition in business or food and nutrition in wellness. Both of these concentration areas combine coursework emphasizing the foundations of food and nutritional sciences with the physical and biological sciences necessary for professional employment.

CORE: (20 HOURS)
NTR 105 Introduction to Foods (3)
NTR 210 Food Science  (4)
NTR 225 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)
NTR 325 Lifecycle Nutrition (3)
NTR 351 Research in Foods and Nutrition (3)
NTR 403 Seminar in Food & Nutrition (1)
MGT 354 Principles of Management (3)

BUSINESS CONCENTRATION (31 hours)
There is considerable demand in the global food industry for knowledgeable and competent persons who understand food and nutrition, which is the focus of the food in business concentration. Opportunities include managing food service organizations, food production, food product development and marketing, culinary arts, and food sales. A variety of business courses are included in this major and a hands-on practice internship is required as part of the curriculum.  
 

COM 120 Communication for the Common Good (3)
COM 240 Media and Culture (3)
COM 225 Writing for the Media (3)
ECN 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
MGT 364 Human Resource Management (3)
MKT 356 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKT 358 Consumer Behavior (3)
NTR 310 Foodservice Systems Management (4)
NTR 385 Internship (3)

Recommended courses: 
NTR 250 Nutrition Education & Communication (3)
NTR 335 Public Health Nutrition (3)
FIN 366 Principles of Finance (3)

WELLNESS CONCENTRATION  (38 hours)
Health promotion and disease prevention for the general public is the main concern of the wellness concentration. In addition to academic preparation in food and nutrition, the student studies fitness, exercise and wellness concepts for the general public. Opportunities include the fitness industry, corporate wellness programs, resorts and spas, community health settings, and public health settings. A hands-on practice internship is required as part of the curriculum.       
BIO 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
COM 195 Interpersonal Communication (3) 
   or COM 120 Communication for the Common Good (3)
HFS 220 Personal and Community Health Concerns (3)
HFS 255 Competitive Strength Training & Exercise (2)
    or HFS 265 Personal Training & Exercise (2)
HFS 225 Commercial Recreation (3)
HFS 310 Kinesiology (3) 
   or HFS 320 Exercise Physiology (3)
HFS 325 Recreation and the Aging Process (3)
NTR 240 Physical & Nutrition Assessment (2)
NTR 250 Nutrition Education & Communication (3)
NTR 260 Obesity Research and Sports Nutrition (3)
NTR 335 Public Health Nutrition and Policy (3)
NTR 385 Internship (3)
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Wellness minor 

BIO 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
COM 195 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  or COM 120 Communication for the Common Good (3)
HFS 117 Introduction to Sport Medicine (3)
HFS 255 Competitive Strength Training & Exercise (2)
or HFS 265 Personal Training & Exercise (2)
HFS 220 Personal and Community Health Concerns (3) 
NTR 225 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3)

A minimum of five additional hours is to be chosen from courses within the wellness concentration. Student must hold first aid and CPR certification upon graduation.

March 2019

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