BS in Dietetics and Nutrition (Didactic Program)

Shorelight-Florida International University, United States

bs-in-dietetics-and-nutrition-didactic-program

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 23,300

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The field of dietetics and nutrition is dynamic and rapidly evolving as more research is elucidated on the relationships between food, nutrition, human health and disease.
  • With a greater emphasis on preventive health care and improved eating habits, we are committed to supporting our communities by promoting healthier lifestyles through better nutrition across diverse populations. To meet the ever-changing demands, we foster a synergistic approach to our evidence-based research initiatives. We also maintain more than 30 community partners across South Florida. Some of the most active are with local hospital systems such as Baptist Health, Memorial Regional and Broward Health. Others include Independent Living Systems, FLIPANY, Special Olympics, Broward County Public Schools and Miami Jewish Home.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • April 2022
  • July 2022
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms C /7

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

UGANDA

  • Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required. In addition, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

     

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms E/5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 academic subjects, including a mathematics, passed with a grade of D/3 or higher **If student has taken English, a D/3 or higher is required for admissibility. If English is not taken, student can be admitted with 5 passing subjects inclusive of mathematics.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D/3 or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms D/3 or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms See IGCSE/GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • PSE (1 Term) 4.5 No sub-score below 4
  • PSE (2 Terms) 4.0 No sub-score below 3.5
  • ADE (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12
  • PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 No sub-score below 10
  • PSE (2 Terms) 41 - 49 No sub-score below 8
  • ADE (2 Terms) 80

Duolingo

  • G1Y (2 Terms) 90
  • G1Y (3 Terms) 80
  • PSE (1 Term) 70
  • PSE (2 Terms) 60
  • ADE (2 Terms) NA

Prerequisites

  • Students desiring to pursue the didactic track in Dietetics and Nutrition need the following FIU course equivalents in

Addition to completing the general education requirements:

  • CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 3
  • CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab 1
  • CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 3
  • CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab 1
  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I 4
  • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
  • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II 3
  • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
  • CHM 2200 Survey of Organic Chemistry 3
  • CHM 2200L Survey of Organic Chemistry Lab 1
  • BSC 2010 General Biology 3
  • BSC 2010L General Biology Lab 1
  • MCB 2000 Introductory Microbiology – GL 3
  • MCB 2000L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1
  • PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology 3
  • INP 3004 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational

Psychology 3

  • ANT 3451 Anthropology of Race and Religion 3
  • COM 3461 Intercultural/Interracial Communication
  • SYP 3000 The Individual in Society 3
  • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  • HUN 3191 World Nutrition – GL 3
  • STA 3111 Statistics I 3
  • STA 3145 Statistics for the Health Professions 3
  • STA 2122 Intro to Statistics 3
  • HUN 2201 Principles of Nutrition 3

Upper Division Program

Required Courses: (60 credits)

  • DIE 3005 Orientation to Dietetics 1
  • FOS 3021 Fundamentals of Food 3
  • FOS 3021L Fundamentals of Food Lab 1
  • HUN 4403 Life Cycle Nutrition 3
  • HSC 3549 Clinical Physiology for Health

Professionals 3

  • PCB 3702 Intermediate Physiology 3
  • FOS 4041 Food Science 3
  • FOS 4041L Food Science Lab 1
  • FSS 3233C Institutional Food Service Production 3
  • HUN 4240 Nutrition and Biochemistry 3
  • HUN 4241 Advanced Nutrition 3
  • DIE 3125 Management of Dietary Systems 3
  • DIE 3125L Management of Dietary Systems Lab 1
  • DIE 3310 Dietetics in Community Health 3
  • DIE 3244 Medical Nutrition Therapy 3
  • DIE 3244L Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab 1
  • DIE 3434 Nutrition Education – GL 
  • DIE 3434L Nutrition Education Lab 1
  • DIE 4246 Clinical Nutrition 3
  • DIE 4246L Clinical Nutrition Lab 1
  • DIE 4365 Management of Nutrition Programs 3
  • DIE 4365L Applied Dietetic Management of Nutrition

Programs 1

  • DIE 4435 Nutrition Counseling 3
  • DIE 4435L Nutrition Counseling Lab 1
  • HUN 4404 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Special

Populations 3

  • DIE 4506 Senior Seminar 3
  • DIE 4564 Evidence Based Research in Dietetics 3
  • DIE 4963 Comprehensive Dietetic Examination 1

Recommended Electives

  • Selected courses in: computer science, education,statistics, social work, health science, adult education, business, anthropology, sociology. These courses need to be discussed with an advisor before scheduling

Nutrition Science Track: 120 hours

Prerequisites

  • Students desiring to pursue the Nutrition Science track in
  • Dietetics and Nutrition need the following FIU courses
  • equivalents in addition to completing the general education

requirements:

  • CHM 1045 General Chemistry I 3
  • CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab 1
  • CHM 1046 General Chemistry II 3
  • CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab 1
  • BSC 2010 General Biology 3
  • BSC 2010L General Biology I Lab 1
  • BSC 2011 General Biology II 3
  • BSC 2011L General Biology Lab II 1
  • MCB 2000 Introductory Microbiology – GL 3
  • MCB 2000L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1
  • PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology 3
  • MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry 4
  • MAC 1114 Trigonometry 3
  • MAC 1140 PreCalculus Algebra 3
  • STA 2122 Statistics for Behavioral and Social
  • Sciences I 3
  • STA 3111 Statistics I 3

Additional Courses Required: (12 credits)

  • HUN 2201 Principles of Nutrition 3
  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I 4
  • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
  • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II 3
  • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1

Upper Division Program

Required Courses: (41 credits)

  • HUN 3191 World Nutrition – GL 3
  • FOS 3021 Fundamentals of Food 3
  • FOS 3021L Fundamentals of Food Lab 1
  • HUN 4403 Life Cycle Nutrition 3
  • PCB 3702 Intermediate Physiology 3
  • HSC 3549 Clinical Physiology for Health

Professionals 3

  • FOS 4041 Food Science 3
  • FOS 4041L Food Science Lab 1
  • PCB 3063 Genetics 3
  • BCH 3033 General Biochemistry 3
  • CHM 4304 Biological Chemistry I 3
  • DIE 3310 Dietetics in Community Health 3
  • HUN 4404 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Special

Populations 3

  • DIE 3244 Medical Nutrition Therapy*** 3
  • HUN 4241 Advanced Nutrition 3
  • DIE 4246 Clinical Nutrition*** 3
  • HUN 4701 Nutrigenomics 3
  • DIE 4564 Evidence Based Research in Dietetics 3
  • Typical cost for two semesters $37,240 
  • Tuition $23,300 
  • Housing $8,140 
  • Dining $3,800 
  • Other $2,000

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