Nutrition - B.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2197
www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition provides students with a broad general education and a strong foundation in nutrition, dietetics and the sciences. The emphasis is integrating theory, research and application of knowledge to the profession of dietetics. The curriculum meets the didactic program in dietetics requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and graduates are eligible for admission to accredited internships. The faculty has expertise in nutritional sciences, exercise science, clinical and community practice and leadership studies.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and skills necessary to plan and evaluate menus and diets of individuals/groups to promote nutritional health and well-being.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use oral and written communication skills effectively in the practice of nutrition and dietetics.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to interpret current research and utilize critical thinking skills in the practice of nutrition and dietetics.
  4. Apply acquired knowledge and skills to enroll in a supervised practice program, advanced/professional study or employment.
 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 20021BASIC MICROBIOLOGY 3
BSCI 30130HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3
CHEM 20481BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
CHEM 30284INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
HM 23012FOOD STUDY 3
HM 43030FOOD SERVICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 3
HM 43032FOOD PRODUCTION AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 24053INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
MIS 24163PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 13
MIS 34180HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
NUTR 23112INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION: NUTRITION AND DIETETICS 1
NUTR 23511SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) 3
NUTR 33512NUTRITION 3
NUTR 33522APPLIED NUTRITION 3
NUTR 43013EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN NUTRITION (WIC) 23
NUTR 43016CULTURAL ASPECTS OF FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH 3
NUTR 43512ADVANCED NUTRITION I 3
NUTR 43513ADVANCED NUTRITION II 3
NUTR 43514CLINICAL DIETETICS 4
NUTR 43515COMMUNITY NUTRITION (ELR) 3
NUTR 43518MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION 3
NUTR 43520NUTRITION FOR FITNESS 3
NUTR 43523NUTRITION AND DIETETICS:PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BSCI 20019BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 4
CHEM 10060GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
CHEM 10061GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
MATH 11009MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 12050INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Basic Science Laboratory 31
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit houts, including 39 upper-division credit hours)10
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

Equivalent to BMRT 11009

2

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

3

Students are recommended to take CHEM 10062 as the Kent Core Basic Sciences laboratory.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
MATH 11009 MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
!NUTR 23112 INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION: NUTRITION AND DIETETICS 1
NUTR 23511 SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!BSCI 20019 BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION 4
CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Basic Science Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
CHEM 20481 BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
HM 23012 FOOD STUDY 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
CHEM 30284 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 4
MIS 24053 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
NUTR 33512 NUTRITION 3
NUTR 33522 APPLIED NUTRITION 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
BSCI 30130 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3
!MIS 24163 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
NUTR 43016 CULTURAL ASPECTS OF FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH 3
General Electives 7
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
BSCI 20021 BASIC MICROBIOLOGY 3
MIS 34180 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
NUTR 43518 MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION 3
NUTR 43512 ADVANCED NUTRITION I 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
HM 43030 FOOD SERVICE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 3
NUTR 43513 ADVANCED NUTRITION II 3
NUTR 43520 NUTRITION FOR FITNESS 3
NUTR 43523 NUTRITION AND DIETETICS:PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
HM 43032 FOOD PRODUCTION AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
NUTR 43013 EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN NUTRITION (WIC) 3
NUTR 43514 CLINICAL DIETETICS 4
NUTR 43515 COMMUNITY NUTRITION (ELR) 3
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120