BS in Nutrition
The following revised program applies to students starting from Fall 2014 onwards.
There is increasing evidence that what we eat affects our health and quality of life. Nowadays, dietary factors are implicated in several major causes of death. Nutrition is the application of knowledge about food to help people achieve and maintain health throughout the life span. Dietetics involves helping people meet their nutritional needs in health and disease through diet counseling and nutrition support.
The program started in spring 2010.
- 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.
- Applicants may apply as regular (sophomore), or transfer, for the fall semester, the spring semester or the summer terms. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
- Current LAU students wishing to join the program are requested to submit a “Change of Major” petition to the Registrar’s Office.
Students must complete a total number of 94 credits. These are broken down to 34 credits of LAC requirements and 60 credits of major and other requirements.
Major requirements (42 credits)
|NUT201||Fundamentals of Human Nutrition*||3|
|NUT335||Food Service and Safety Management||3|
|NUT345||Industrial Food Production||2|
|NUT356||Nutrition Status Assessment||2|
|NUT379||Food Microbiology Lab||1|
|NUT389||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 II Lab||2|
|NUT445||Counseling Communication Skills||2|
|NUT468||Management Systems in Dietetics||2|
|NUT499||Senior Study in Nutrition||3|
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.
Licensure for Dietetics Practice
In order to be eligible to pass the National Colloquium Examination at the Ministry of Higher Education (MEHE) and get licensure for Dietetic practice, B.S. in Nutrition graduates need to conduct an internship at the dietetic department of a Lebanese hospital that is approved by the Ministry of Health. Accordingly, Nutrition graduates can enroll in the LAU Dietetics Internship Program (DIP).
Please note that the B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship programs do not 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 94 credits and it can be completed in three years by those entering as sophomores. See the suggested three-year study plan.
This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.