Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program is offered in collaboration with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. The program is designed for those individuals who have earned previous degrees and/or course credits and wish to apply these to the foundational general educational requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Thomas Edison State College provides the foundational general education content that is prerequisite to the professional academic and fieldwork education delivered by Rutgers. The curriculum is designed to meet the qualifications of the Registered Dietitian (RD) credentials in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and
Dietetics (ACEND).

BSND Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • General Psychology
(3)
  • Statistics (NUTR3400)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENC-201)
(3)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
(4)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
(4)
  • Second Science
(3)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Cultural, Legal & Ethics Issues (IDST4350)
(3)
  • Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (SOC-322)
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Course
(3)
D. Integrative and Applied Learning 16
  • Nutrition Organic Chemistry (NUTR3610)
(3)
  • Scientific Inquiry (IDST-3510)
(3)
  • General Education Electives
(10)
II. Area of Study 50
  • Health Services Management (IDST4117)
(4)
  • Nutrition Biochemistry (NUTR3620)
(4)
  • Advanced Nutrition Physiology (NUTR4150)
(4)
  • Nutrition Microbiology (NUTR3500)
(3)
  • Human Nutrition (NUTR4400)
(3)
  • Nutrition Assessment (NUTR4000)
(3)
  • Introduction to Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition (NUTR3700)
(2)
  • Experimental Foods (NUTR3100)
(3)
  • Preventive Nutrition (NUTR3200)
(3)
  • Current Concepts in Nutrition Across the Life Span (NUTR3300)
(2)
  • Nutrition Education in the Community (NUTR4100)
(2)
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy I (NUTR4210)
(3)
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy II (NUTR4220)
(3)
  • Internship in Food Services (NUTR4619)
(1)
  • Internship in Community & Food Security (NUTR4629)
(1)
  • Internship in Pediatric & Obstetrics (NUTR4639)
(1)
  • Internship in Medicine & Surgery (NUTR4649)
(2)
  • Internship in Diabetes & Renal (NUTR4659)
(2)
  • Internship in Ambulatory Care & Rehabilitation (NUTR4669)
(1)
Courses Credits
  • Internship in ICU & Nutrition Support (NUTR4679)
(1)
Internship in Staff Relief & Elective Rotation (NUTR4689) (1)
  • Capstone Course (NUTR4800)
(1)
III. Free Electives 12
Total 122

 

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