7. College for Health, Community and Policy

Mission Statement

The College for Health, Community and Policy is a new innovative college dedicated to advancing human health. The College will transform the way UTSA prepares students for the modern setting of human health related careers, in which physician scientists, nurses, therapists, technicians, social workers, social service and public service workers, and policymakers work together to deliver comprehensive solutions that advance local Texas communities.

General Information

The College for Health, Community and Policy offers eight undergraduate degrees, eight minors, and one certificate. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics is housed under the College for Health, Community and Policy. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The Department of Kinesiology houses the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology, with concentrations in athletic training, exercise physiology, kinesiology and health science, and physical education, and a certificate in Athletic Coaching. The Department of Psychology offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Psychology. The Department of Public Administration offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and Policy, a Minor in Civic Engagement, a Minor in Public Administration and Policy, and a Minor in Nonprofit Management. The Department of Public Health houses the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, with concentrations in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science and Epidemiology and Disease Control, a Minor in Community Health, and a Minor in Wellness. The Department of Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Minor in Sociology.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nutrition and Dietetics is part of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD), which is a three-year integrated degree that includes the Master of Dietetic Studies (MDS) with 1200 hours of supervised practice. The B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics requires two years of junior and senior level coursework, while the third year offers masters level courses. Students admitted into the undergraduate program are not guaranteed placement into the MDS unless they maintain a 3.0 grade point average, have completed all support courses, degree core, and Texas core with a grade of “C-” or better, and met all program requirements. Upon successful completion of the three-year professional program, students will receive a verification statement that certifies their eligibility to take the Commission on Dietetics Registration national examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN/RD).

Students in the B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics track who are not eligible transition to the Master of Dietetics Studies, may earn the Bachelor of Science degree if they meet the University graduation requirements, but are not eligible for the verification statement to take the RDN/RD exam.

Academic advising for students seeking the degree is available in the Life and Health Sciences Advising Center.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Admission Policy

Admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics is competitive. The program has been approved for a limited number of students by the accrediting organization. Admission into the major as part of a cohort group occurs in the Fall Semester.

The admission requirements into the Nutrition and Dietetics degree are intended to offer a program with high standards for success. Some of the requirements are known to be a good predictor of achievement in the graduate professional phase of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. Students interested in Nutrition and Dietetics will not be able to be admitted directly into the major because this major cannot be declared as a freshman. Students interested in Nutrition and Dietetics must meet UTSA's general admission requirements and will be admitted into the "Life and Health Science Studies" until all requirements can be met at UTSA. 

To declare a major in Nutrition and Dietetics, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Must complete all support courses and most of the Texas Core requirements with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be in good standing with the University.
  • Must complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C-” or better. Detailed information about the courses, including the Texas common course numbers may be obtained from the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Must complete NDT 2043 Introduction to Nutritional Sciences or BIO 2043 Nutrition or equivalent course with a grade of "B-" or better.
  • May not repeat a prerequisite course more than twice to meet the grade criteria.
  • Must complete all support courses (prerequisite courses) by the end of the summer semester prior to entering the program in the Fall Semester.
  • Must submit a program application, transcripts (unofficial), two completed reference forms (program specific) preferably by faculty members, a resume, volunteer summary, and a statement indicating personal career goals, knowledge of the profession, commitment, interests, and motivation.
  • Must have a personal interview with the program review committee members (by invitation) and receive a decision letter indicating acceptance.
  • Must obtain a criminal background check.

Transfer students must meet all the above criteria and meet all the UTSA undergraduate admission requirements. Students that hold a Bachelor in Dietetics or Nutrition related field must have a verification statement (or an equivalent baccalaureate degree in nutrition and dietetics from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution) and will be expected to complete select undergraduate courses/practicums to meet the program's requirements. Admission is contingent on accreditation requirements and the number of placements available for the advanced practicums. Students that hold a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field would be required to complete all prerequisite courses and all equivalent undergraduate courses/practicums in dietetics and nutrition.  Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted.

Criminal Record Check

A criminal background check is required for admission and during the semesters in which a student enrolls in field-based practicums. Students will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check for practicums associated with schools, healthcare facilities, community organizations, hospitals and clinics. It is the responsibility of the student to determine if his or her criminal history background will present a problem before applying for admission to the program. Students with problematic criminal history will not be able to complete most of the field experiences that are required by the program.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. 

MAT 1073 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 or BIO 1404 and BIO 1243 or BIO 1414 should be used to satisfy the Life and Physical Sciences requirements. ANT 1013 or SOC 1013 or PSY 1013 should be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement. STA 1053 may be used to satisfy the Component Area Option.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3
AIS 1213AIS: Architecture, Construction, and Planning3
AIS 1223AIS: Arts and Humanities3
AIS 1233AIS: Business3
AIS 1243AIS: Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences3
AIS 1253AIS: Interdisciplinary Education3
AIS 1263AIS: Life and Health Sciences3
AIS 1273AIS: Social Sciences and Public Policy3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
ENG 2443Persuasion and Rhetoric3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WGSS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WGSS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools: National and Transnational Experiences3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration and Policy in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

NDT 3413Advanced Human Nutrition

Degree Requirements

A. Degree core requirements
NDT 3191Applied Food Science Practicum1
NDT 3203Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics Careers3
NDT 3292Food Production Practicum2
NDT 3313Applied Food Science3
NDT 3323Nutrition and Health Assessment3
NDT 3333Nutrition Counseling and Education3
NDT 3343Nutrition in the Life Span3
NDT 3353Production and Foodservice System Management I3
NDT 3413Advanced Human Nutrition3
NDT 4091Community Service Practicum1
NDT 4191Nutrition Care Process Practicum1
NDT 4313Production and Food Service System Management II3
NDT 4323Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
NDT 4333Community Nutrition3
NDT 4343Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion3
NDT 4353Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
NDT 4363Current Issues in Nutrition3
B. Support courses
BIO 1053
BIO 1061
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIO 2053
BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
4
BIO 2063
BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
4
BIO 3513Biochemistry3
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHE 1113
CHE 1131
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHE 2603
CHE 2612
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
MGT 3013Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management3
NDT 2043Introduction to Nutritional Sciences3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
or SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology
or ANT 1013 Introduction to Anthropology
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
Total Credit Hours84

Course Sequence Guide for B.S. Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics

This course sequence guide is designed to assist students in completing their UTSA undergraduate degree requirements that are part of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. This is merely a guide and students must satisfy other admission requirements for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics; and meet with their advisor for individualized degree plans. Progress within this guide depends upon such factors as course availability, individual student academic preparation, student time management, work obligations, and individual financial considerations. Students may choose to take core and support courses during Summer terms to reduce course loads during long semesters. Courses in the Nutrition and Dietetics Program are only offered once a year, according to the guide below.

B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
BIO 1233
Contemporary Biology I (core)
or Biosciences I
3
CHE 1103 General Chemistry I 3
CHE 1121 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (core) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIO 1243
Contemporary Biology II (core)
or Biosciences II
3
CHE 1113 General Chemistry II 3
CHE 1131 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
American History core 3
Government-Political Science core 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1053 Introductory Microbiology 3
BIO 1061 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 1
BIO 2053 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIO 2051 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1
CHE 2603 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 2612 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2
American History core 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIO 2063 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIO 2061 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
BIO 3513 Biochemistry 3
MGT 3013 Introduction to Organization Theory, Behavior, and Management 3
NDT 2043
Introduction to Nutritional Sciences
or Nutrition
3
PSY 1013
Introduction to Psychology (core and major)
or Introduction to Sociology
or Introduction to Anthropology
3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
NDT 3191 Applied Food Science Practicum 1
NDT 3203 Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics Careers 3
NDT 3313 Applied Food Science 3
NDT 3413 Advanced Human Nutrition 3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
NDT 3292 Food Production Practicum 1 2
NDT 3323 Nutrition and Health Assessment 3
NDT 3333 Nutrition Counseling and Education 3
NDT 3343 Nutrition in the Life Span 3
NDT 3353 Production and Foodservice System Management I 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
NDT 4091 Community Service Practicum 1 1
NDT 4313 Production and Food Service System Management II 3
NDT 4323 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
NDT 4333 Community Nutrition 3
Government-Political Science core 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
NDT 4191 Nutrition Care Process Practicum 1 1
NDT 4343 Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 3
NDT 4353 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
NDT 4363 Current Issues in Nutrition 3
Creative Arts core 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120

Note: NDT courses are only offered once a year; Fall or Spring semester based on the plan above.

Nutrition and Dietetics (NDT) Courses

NDT 2043. Introduction to Nutritional Sciences. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: BIO 1233 or BIO 1404. Basic concepts related to the classification and functions of nutrients; the process of digestion, absorption, transport, utilization, and storage of nutrients in humans and the interaction between diet and health. (Credit cannot be earned for both NDT 2043 and BIO 2043.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 3191. Applied Food Science Practicum. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: BIO 1053, CHE 1103, CHE 1113, and NDT 2043 or equivalent. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NDT 3313 or permission of faculty advisor. The application of concepts related to the chemical, physical, sensory, and nutritional properties of food in menu planning, food preparation, and recipe modification. Generally offered: Fall. Course Fees: DNMF $225; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

NDT 3203. Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics Careers. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only. General overview of nutrition and dietetics as a profession, including career opportunities, scope of practice, credentialing, code of ethics, and collaboration with other disciplines. Self-directed modules on medical terminology, word roots, prefixes and suffixes will be integrated into the course content. Generally offered: Fall. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 3292. Food Production Practicum. (0-6) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NDT 3353 or permission of faculty advisor. Practicum related to the procurement, preparation, and delivery of food in large foodservice operations. Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: DNPF $40; LRHC $10; STHC $12.

NDT 3313. Applied Food Science. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: BIO 1053, CHE 1103, CHE 1113, and NDT 2043 or equivalent. Concurrent enrollment in NDT 3191 is recommended. Concepts related to the chemical, physical, sensory, and nutritional properties of food in menu planning, food preparation, and recipe modification. Generally offered: Fall. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 3323. Nutrition and Health Assessment. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Nutrition and Dietetics majors and minors only, and NDT 2043 or equivalent. Methods, tools, and interpretation of data in assessing the nutritional status of individuals including dietary, anthropometric, biochemical, and clinical assessment, as well as other measurements of health in individuals and the community. Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 3333. Nutrition Counseling and Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only, and NDT 2043 or equivalent. Discussion of theories of learning and behavior modification, models and techniques, communication skills, evaluation methods, and cultural competence in nutrition counseling and education; and application of concepts to facilitate behavioral change. Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 3343. Nutrition in the Life Span. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Nutrition and Dietetics majors and minors only, and NDT 2043 or equivalent and Human Physiology. Nutritional needs during various stages of the lifecycle as influenced by physiologic, cultural, and environmental factors. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 3353. Production and Foodservice System Management I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only, and NDT 3313 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment in NDT 3292 is recommended. Principles related to the menu planning, food sanitation and safety, procurement, production, marketing, and materials management in foodservice operations. Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 3413. Advanced Human Nutrition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Nutrition and Dietetics majors and minors only, and NDT 2043 or equivalent and Biochemistry. Advanced discussion of nutrient structure, function and interaction, metabolic pathways, and regulation and integration of metabolism. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 4091. Community Service Practicum. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only. Corequisite: NDT 4333 is recommended or with permission of faculty advisor. Application of learned strategies in meaningful community service through collaborative tasks performed at various community programs. Service learning activities are aimed at enriching the life experiences of students through civic responsibility and community outreach. Course Fees: DNPF $20; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

NDT 4191. Nutrition Care Process Practicum. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NDT 4353 is required. A problem-based approach to dietetics practice using case simulations and studies; application of basic nutritional assessment skills, nutritional diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring in different settings; practice skills in counseling and nutrition education. Course Fees: DNPF $20; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

NDT 4313. Production and Food Service System Management II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only, and NDT 3353 and NDT 3292 or equivalent. Theories and principles related to the foodservice, systems management including leadership, decision-making, human resources, and financial management of operations. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 4323. Medical Nutrition Therapy I. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only, and NDT 3323 and NDT 3333 or equivalent. Pathophysiology and the application of the nutritional care process in the treatment of simple human diseases and conditions, part 1. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 4333. Community Nutrition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: NDT 2043 or equivalent. Nutrition-related issues in public health, various community resources, agencies, and programs involved in health promotion and disease prevention. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 4343. Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: NDT 2043 and NDT 4333. An evidence-based analysis as it relates to diet/nutrition in the prevention of chronic diseases; and fundamental concepts in the promotion of health among individuals and groups. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 4353. Medical Nutrition Therapy II. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Nutrition and Dietetics majors only, and NDT 4323. Continuation of Advanced Medical Nutrition I; and review of the pathophysiology and the application of the nutritional care process in the treatment of more complex human disease and conditions. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 4363. Current Issues in Nutrition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: NDT 2043 or equivalent; must have senior or graduate standing. In-depth discussion and analysis of emerging trends, concepts, and controversies in nutritional sciences, including application of evidence-based principles in the discussion. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 4943. Special Studies in Nutrition and Dietetics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study in an area of nutrition and dietetics not available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor's degree. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

NDT 4951. Independent Study in Nutrition and Dietetics. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: NDT 2043 or equivalent. An exploration of topics of interest to the student in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member to conduct research, intense study, or a project related to the selected topic. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Course Fee: STHC $6.

NDT 4953. Independent Study in Nutrition and Dietetics. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: NDT 2043 or equivalent. An exploration of topics of interest to the student in Nutrition and Dietetics. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member to conduct research, intense study, or a project related to the selected topic. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Course Fee: STHC $18.