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  Jan 17, 2018
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foods and Nutrition, B.S. - Dietetics Subplan/Option: 180 units

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Offered by: College of Agriculture, Human Nutrition and Food Science Department

Dietetics Subplan

The Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students pursuing career goals in the dietetic field qualify for post-graduate dietetic internships, and/or graduate programs. The department offers a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Program which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. A minimum GPA of 2.8 overall and 3.0 in major courses is required for application to the Cal Poly Pomona Dietetic internship. Upon completion of a dietetic internship, graduates are eligible to take the registration examination to become registered dietitians. Students requesting transcript evaluation in order to determine needed coursework for completion of didactic dietetic coursework verification statement will be required to pay an extra fee of $25. A culinary science or physiology minor may be included in this career option with a few additional courses. Dietitians are members of the professional health care team and serve as facilitators who translate scientific knowledge into practical applications so that consumers can make informed decisions about their diet.

Dietitians are employed in hospitals, outpatient and long-term care facilities, community and government agencies, schools, the private sector , or are self-employed. Administrative dietitians supervise food service in hospitals, extended care facilities, restaurants, colleges, schools, and businesses.

Note that students in the Dietetics option must receive a B- or better in the following courses to enroll in FN 357/357L:

A GPA of the following classes to be calculated 2.8 or higher:

Required Core Courses for Major: 11 units

Required of all students. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses including subplan (option) courses for the major in order to receive a degree in the major.

There will be a requirement for graduation - an assessment activity.

Unrestricted Electives: 0-14 units

 Select a sufficient number of courses so that the total from "Required Support", "GE", and "Unrestricted Electives" is at least 104 units.

General Education Requirements: 68 units

Students should consult the Academic Programs website for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)

  1. Oral Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)

  1. Physical Science
  2. Biological Science
  3. Laboratory Activity
  4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Humanities (16 units)

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Philosophy and Civilization
  3. Literature and Foreign Languages
  4. Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)

  1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
  2. History, Economics, and Political Science
  3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
  4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)

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