The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP)

Program Description

The Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP) is a four-year program with an Interprofessional Education (IPE) emphasis. It combines three years of didactic education and a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice in the field of dietetics. Upon successful completion of the CP program requirements, students are awarded a BS in CP. They will also be able to sit for the colloquium exam at the ministry of Public Health and become licensed dietitians in Lebanon.

The proposed educational framework has a planned curriculum that supports the learning activities to attain all the foundation Knowledge requirements and Competencies for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (KRDNs & CRDNs) set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

The Coordinated Program will aim to seek accreditation by ACEND.

ACEND® can be contacted by

- Email:

- Phone: +1 (800) 877-1600, ext. 5400

- Fax: +1 (312) 899-4817

- Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza - Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995

- URL:

The fourth year of the CP consists of 27 credit hours, 24 credits of practicum and 3 credits of didactic courses. The practicum component is comprised of three rotations: Medical Nutrition Therapy (23 weeks), Food Service Management (8 weeks) and Community Nutrition (8 weeks). The practicum experience typically begins in the last week of August and ends beginning of June; thus, ensuring a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice experience.

Prior to starting their supervised practice, CP students in their third year are required to fill out the Enrollment Health form and submit it with their vaccination record to the university Health Services Office. Accordingly, and based on the assessment of the Health Services Office nurse, students will receive series of additional vaccines, with a maximum estimated extra charges of 70 USD, paid by the student.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements are as follows:


Major requirements (69 credits)

Number Course Cr
NUT201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
NUT301 Community Nutrition 3
NUT312 Food Chemistry 3
NUT323 Food Analysis 2
NUT356 Nutrition Status Assessment 2
NUT367 Food Processing 2
NUT345 Industrial Food Production 2
NUT335 Food Service and Safety Management 3
NUT379 Food Microbiology lab 1
NUT430 Nutrition in Life Cycle 3
NUT401 Advanced Human Nutrition 3
NUT422 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
NUT424 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
NUT425 Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab 3
NUT445 Counseling Communication Skills 2
NUT468 Management Systems in Dietetics 2
NUT499 Senior Study in Nutrition 3
NUT597 Dietetic Practicum I 12
NUT598 Dietetic Practicum II 12
NUT570 Ethics for Dietetic Practice 1
NUT580 Dietetic Seminar I 1
NUT585 Dietetic Seminar II 1


School requirements (18/24 credits)

Number Course Cr
BIO201 General Biology I 4
NUT222 Microbiology in Nutrition 3
BIO260 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
BIO261 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
BCH300 Essentials of Biochemistry 3
CHM200 Essentials of Chemistry* 3
CHM310 Basic Organic Chemistry 3
CHM313 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
STA205 Biostatistics* 3

* These are also counted as part of the Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) requirements 

Please note that the BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP) does not currently lead to New York State certification. Dietitians and nutritionists do not have the authority to independently engage in the ordering of medical nutrition therapy in New York State.

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