2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Nutrition with emphasis on Pre-Professional Health Careers and Post-Graduate Education (Option III)

With a focus on the scientific basis of human nutrition, the nutrition major provides students with knowledge and skills to work in a myriad of food and nutrition settings focused on attaining and maintaining the health and well-being of individuals across the lifespan. In addition to preparing graduates for careers in clinical, management, community or business/entrepreneurial nutrition settings, the nutrition major prepares students for graduate education programs and for careers in research and development, medical/nutritional sales, medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy and other allied health professions. Students who major in nutrition take courses that include nutrition, food science, food and culture, community nutrition, food systems management, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition research. These courses are based on a solid science and math background, which include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, psychology and elementary statistics. 

Students are encouraged to consult with their advisers on the specific course requirements for entering postgraduate work in the allied health field. The nutrition major does not meet DPD requirements to earn verification to apply for dietetic internships. Additional coursework is necessary to fulfill DPD requirements.

Requirements

The program of study requires a minimum of 50 hours on a 124-hour degree, consisting of:

Major Requirements

NTDT 10003Contemporary Issues in Nutrition

3

NTDT 10103Food Preparation

3

NTDT 20403Nutrition

3

NTDT 21163Food and Culture

3

NTDT 30123Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle

3

NTDT 30133Meal Management

3

NTDT 30144Quantity Food Production

4

NTDT 30303Communication and Education for Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics

3

NTDT 30313Food Systems Management

3

NTDT 30331Medical Terminology

1

NTDT 30233Essentials of Dietetics Practice

3

NTDT 30333Medical Nutrition Therapy I

3

NTDT 40333Medical Nutrition Therapy II

3

NTDT 40343Nutritional Biochemistry

3

NTDT 40353Experimental Food Science

3

NTDT 40363Community Nutrition

3

NTDT 40403Research Methods in Nutrition

3

Associated Requirements

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 10123General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 10122General Chemistry II Laboratory

2

CHEM 30123Organic Chemistry I

3

BIOL 20214Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 20234Basic Microbiology

4

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

ECON 10223Introductory Microeconomics

3

OR

ECON 10233Introductory Macroeconomics

3

SOCI 20213Introductory Sociology

3

PSYC 20333Basic Leadership Theory and Skills

3

MANA 30653Survey of Management

3

MARK 30653Principles of Marketing

3

No minor is required.

All upper-level (30000 and 40000) NTDT courses must be taken at TCU.