B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics-Coordinated Program (CP)
The Coordinated program in nutrition and dietetics is a 4 year program with a nutrition therapy 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, students are awarded a BS CP in Nutrition and Dietetics. They will also be able to take the colloquium exam 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 and competencies set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60696-6995, 312-899-0040; http://www.eatright.org/ACEND/) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Coordinated Program will aim to seek full accreditation by ACEND.
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 ( 22 weeks), Food Service Management( 8 weeks) and Community Nutrition ( 8 weeks). The practicum experience typically begins in the first week of September and ends beginning of June; thus ensuring a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice experience.
The admission requirements are as follows:
Students must complete a total number of 121 credits. These are broken down to 66 credits of LAC requirements and 60 credits of major and other requirements.
Major requirements (66 credits)
|NUT201||Fundamentals of Human Nutrition*||3|
|NUT356||Nutrition Status Assessment||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 (21/27 credits)
|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|
* These are also counted as part of the Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) requirements
Please note that the B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics, Coordinated Program 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.
This program requires 121 credits and can be completed in four years by those entering as sophomores. See the suggested four-year study plan.
This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.