Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics: Concentration in Dietetics and Nutrition Science
The Nutrition and Dietetics program prepares students for careers in clinical dietetics, foodservice systems management, and nutrition education in hospitals, communities, industry, or government agencies. Two concentrations are offered:
- Dietetics & Nutrition Science
- Foods & Community Nutrition
The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and meets the Accreditation Standards of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400
Web site: https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will articulate an understanding of food safety, management, and business theories as they apply to foodservice systems.
- Students will analyze the impact of public policy, multidisciplinary teams, and healthcare systems on nutrition practice.
- Students will use scientific research, current information technologies, and critical thinking skills to support evidence-based practice in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
- Students will engage in professional communication skills such as counseling techniques, oral presentations, and written documentation to effectively meet the needs of diverse populations.
- Students use the Nutrition Care Process to enhance the nutritional status and quality of life of diverse individuals, groups, and populations throughout the lifecycle.
- Students will demonstrate competency in required biological and physical science courses to create a foundation for upper-division curricula and future professional practice.
- Students will identify and evaluate issues of social responsibility, the scope of practice, professional behavior and expectations, and Code of Ethics.
ACEND – eatrightPRO
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists or nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.
The Nutrition & Dietetics majors should consult the designated DPD director/advisor for planning and evaluation of courses transferred from other institutions and prepare a Graduation Plan outlining course sequence. A prescribed sequence of courses must be adhered to as some classes are offered only in the fall or spring semesters, and senior-level courses are restricted to graduating seniors. Students should consult the course description in the current Bulletin for prerequisites and corequisites.
Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.): Concentration in Dietetics and Nutrition Science – 71 units minimum
General Education Requirements Met in the Major
The requirements below are deemed “met in the major” upon completion of the courses listed (even though the courses and their prerequisites are not approved for GE). This is true whether or not the student completes the major.
- Area B1 (Physical Science) is satisfied upon completion of CHEM 130.
- Area B2 (Life Science) is satisfied upon completion of BIOL 210 and BIOL 220.
- Area B3 (Laboratory Science) is satisfied upon completion of CHEM 115 and BIOL 211.
Core Requirements (38 units)
|General Chemistry I
|Hospitality Human Resource Management
|Nutrition, Health, and Disease
|Foodservice Systems Management - GWAR
|Principles of Food Preparation
|Nutrition in the Life Cycle
|Management of Quantity Food Purchasing and Production
|Nutrition Education and Communication
|Experimental Food Study
|Community Nutrition and Assessment
Professional Requirements (30 units)
& BIOL 211
|General Microbiology and Public Health
and General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory
& BIOL 213
|Principles of Human Physiology
and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory
|Principles of Human Anatomy
|General Organic Chemistry
|Advanced Nutrition I
|Advanced Nutrition II
|Medical Nutrition Therapy I
|Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Recommended Electives (3-4 units)
|Family Stress, Coping, and Resilience
|Sustainability in the Textile, Housing, and Food Industries
|Agriculture and Food Supply
|Holistic Health: Western Perspectives
|Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives
|Holistic Health: Human Nature and Global Perspectives
|Chinese Perspectives in Holistic Health
|Restaurant and Catering Management
|Science, Sport, and Fitness
|Foods and World Culture
|Personal and Social Determinants of Health
|Health and Social Justice - Burning Issues, Taking Action
|Health and Social Movements in the United States in the 20th Century
|Promoting Positive Health
|Public Health Systems
|Community Organizing and Community Building for Health
General Education Requirements
|Written English Communication
|Arts or Humanities
|C1 or C2
|Social Sciences: US History
|Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (LLD)
|Physical and/or Life Science
|Arts and/or Humanities
|SF State Studies
|Courses certified as meeting the SF State Studies requirements may be upper or lower division in General Education (GE), a major or minor, or an elective.
|American Ethnic and Racial Minorities
|LD or UD
|LD or UD
|LD or UD
|LD or UD
Note: LD = Lower-Division; UD = Upper-Division.
First-Time Student Roadmap (4 Year)
- The roadmaps presented in this Bulletin are intended as suggested plans of study and do not replace meeting with an advisor. For a more personalized roadmap, please use the Degree Planner tool found in your Student Center.
- In order to choose your English Composition A2 course and your QR/Math B4 course, please complete the online advising activities at writingadvising.sfsu.edu and mathadvising.sfsu.edu. Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.
General Advising Information for Transfer Students
- Before transfer, complete as many lower-division requirements or electives for this major as possible.
- The following courses are not required for admission but are required for graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to complete these units before transfer; doing so will provide more flexibility in course selection after transfer.
- a course in U.S. History
- a course in U.S. & California Government
For information about satisfying the requirements described in (1) and (2) above at a California Community College (CCC), please visit http://www.assist.org. Check any geographically accessible CCCs; sometimes options include more than one college. Use ASSIST to determine:
- Which courses at a CCC satisfy any lower-division major requirements for this major;
- Which courses at a CCC satisfy CSU GE, US History, and US & CA Government requirements.
Remedial courses are not transferable and do not apply to the minimum 60 semester units/90 quarter units required for admission.
Additional units for courses that are repeated do not apply to the minimum 60 units required for upper-division transfer (for example, if a course was not passed on the first attempt or was taken to earn a better grade).
Before leaving the last California Community College of attendance, obtain a summary of completion of lower-division General Education units (IGETC or CSU GE Breadth). This is often referred to as a GE certification worksheet. SF State does not require delivery of this certification to Admissions, but students should retain this document for verifying degree progress after transfer.
Credit for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or College-Level Examination Program courses: AP/IB/CLEP credit is not automatically transferred from the previous institution. Units are transferred only when an official score report is delivered to SF State. Credit is based on the academic year during which exams were taken. Refer to the University Bulletin in effect during the year of AP/IB/CLEP examination(s) for details regarding the award of credit for AP/IB/CLEP.
Students pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines often defer 6-9 units of lower-division General Education in Areas C and D until after transfer to focus on preparation courses for the major. This advice does not apply to students pursuing associate degree completion before transfer.
Transferring From Institutions Other Than CCCs or CSUs
Review SF State's lower-division General Education requirements. Note that, as described below, the four basic skills courses required for admission meet A1, A2, A3, and B4 in the SF State GE pattern. Courses that fulfill the remaining areas of SF State’s lower-division GE pattern are available at most two-year and four-year colleges and universities.
Of the four required basic skills courses, a course in critical thinking (A3) may not be widely offered outside the CCC and CSU systems. Students should attempt to identify and take an appropriate course no later than the term of application to the CSU. To review more information about the A3 requirement, please visit bulletin.sfsu.edu/undergraduate-education/general-education/lower-division/#AAEL.
Waiting until after transfer to take a single course at SF State that meets both US and CA/local government requirements may be an appropriate option, particularly if transferring from outside of California.