BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP)
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: ACEND@eatright.org
- Phone: +1 (800) 877-1600, ext. 5400
- Fax: +1 (312) 899-4817
- Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza - Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
- URL: eatright.org/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 (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.
The admission requirements are as follows:
- Candidates for admission may apply to any of the two campuses (Beirut or Byblos) by sending an application to the campus they choose to join.
- A SAT score of 1050 is required for newly admitted students. Subsequently, students need to maintain a Cumulative GPA (CGPA) & Major GPA (MGPA) of 3.0 as progression criterion.
- Applicants may apply as regular (sophomore), or transfer for the fall semester, spring semester, or summer term. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
- Current LAU students in their junior or senior year with a CGPA & MGPA of 3.0 wishing to join the CP program are requested to submit a Change of Major petition to the Registrar’s Office.
- Students must complete a total number of 121 credits. These are broken down to 69 credits of major requirements, 34 credits of LAC requirements and 18/24 credits of school requirements.
Major requirements (69 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 (18/24 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 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.
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.