Dietetics (B.S.)

Admission Requirements

All students with sophomore, junior, or senior status meeting the eligibility requirements must apply for admission to the program during the designated period. Eligibility requirements are admission to Buffalo State, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and completion of the following prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program in the fall:

PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
SURVEY OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
LABORATORY SURVEY OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (1)
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II
LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I (1)
LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II (1)
PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (4)
BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (4)
INTRODUCTION TO FOOD PREPARATION
INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION
APPLIED FOOD CHEMISTRY (1)
APPLIED MANAGEMENT IN DIETETICS I
INTRODUCTION TO DIETETICS (2)
ADVANCED NUTRITION
LIFE CYCLE AND COMMUNITY NUTRITION I
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Selection is based on GPA, completion of prerequisite courses, personal statement, faculty interviews, faculty/employer recommendations, and volunteer/work experience. Up to 16 students are accepted into this program each year.

Individuals interested in applying to the DEP coordinated program must contact the department for application information, which is available by December 1 of each year.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
24 credit hours24
Didactic Courses Required for the Major
NFS 100INTRODUCTION TO FOOD PREPARATION3
NFS 102INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION3
NFS 200APPLIED FOOD CHEMISTRY1
NFS 211APPLIED MANAGEMENT IN DIETETICS I3
NFS 230INTRODUCTION TO DIETETICS 2
NFS 302ADVANCED NUTRITION3
NFS 311APPLIED MANAGEMENT IN DIETETICS II3
NFS 315LIFE CYCLE AND COMMUNITY NUTRITION I3
NFS 316LIFE CYCLE AND COMMUNITY NUTRITION II3
NFS 330INTEGRATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION1
NFS 401MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY I4
NFS 402MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY II3
NFS 403MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY III3
NFS 405PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION EDUCATION2
NFS 430INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION RESEARCH3
Required Supervised Practice Courses
To satisfy the clinical requirements of ACEND students are required to take the following courses, which may be substituted for electives.
NFS 445NUTRITION CARE A3
NFS 446NUTRITION CARE B3
NFS 447NUTRITION CARE C5
NFS 448NUTRITION CARE D5
NFS 449NUTRITIONAL CARE E (NUTRITIONAL CARE OF LONG-TERM PATIENTS)2
NFS 450SENIOR PRACTICUM IN DIETETICS4
NFS 451SPECIALTY PRACTICE1
NFS 471EXPERIENCES IN HEALTH CARE FOOD SERVICE SYSTEMS3
Requirements Outside the Major (32 credit hours)
ACEND requires completion of subjects outside nutrition to satisfy academic requirements. Courses meeting these requirements are identified below; they may be taken as electives or used in fulfilling the Intellectual Foundations requirements.
BIO 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIO 308SURVEY OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY3
BIO 309LABORATORY SURVEY OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY1
BIO 355SURVEY OF MICROBIOLOGY3
CHE 111
CHE 113
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I
and LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I
4
CHE 112
CHE 114
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II
and LABORATORY FOR FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II
4
CHE 321PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHE 322BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY4
HEW 605EPIDEMIOLOGY3
MAT 311INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (or equivalent)3
PSY 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
Total Credit Hours120