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  • Dietetics

    The major in dietetics applies the science of food and nutrition to the health and well-being of individuals and groups and prepares students with the undergraduate education needed to become a registered dietitian.

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Successful program completion enables students to compete for placement in dietetic internships, a required step in becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD). Students may also pursue graduate study.

    Registered dietitians are employed in health care facilities, government and public health agencies, food companies, schools and universities, private practice, and a variety of other settings. Opportunities are also increasing for RDs in wellness and fitness programs and in sales and marketing for business and industry. Students interested in dietetic internships should obtain volunteer or work experience with an RD, and participate in leadership opportunities with the FSHN Club or other clubs on campus.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L or MAC 1147
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L and MAC 1147
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete CHM 2046/2046L and BSC 2010/2010L
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete BSC 2011/2011L
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You, 3 credits, or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 credits, or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credits
    GE-S
    3-4
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry
    State Core GE-M
    4
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 13-14
    Semester 2 Credits
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B/P
    4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    State Core GE-S
    ​3
    ​Composition
    GE-C; WR
    ​3
    ​Elective ​3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Elective 1
    ​​Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3​​
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
    GE-B/P
    4
    HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
    MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology (3) and Microbiology Laboratory (1)
    GE-B
    4
    Elective 3
    Total 14
    Semester 5 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences
    WR
    3
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1
    Minimum grade of C within two attempts, including withdrawals
    3
    FOS 3042 Introductory Food Science 3
    ​MAN 3025 Principles of Management ​4
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    AEB 3122 Financial Planning for Agribusiness 3
    APK 2105C Applied Human Physiology with Laboratory 4
    CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2 credits
    5
    DIE 3310 Community Nutrition 2
    HUN 3403 Nutrition through the Life Cycle 2
    Total 16
    Semester 7 Credits
    BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 4
    DIE 4125 Food Systems Management, 3 credits, and
    DIE 4125L Food Systems Management Laboratory, 2 credits
    5
    DIE 4245 Medical Nutrition Therapy Applications: Part 1 3
    DIE 4505 Dietetics Seminar 1
    HUN 4445 Nutrition and Disease: Part 1 2
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    DIE 4246 Medical Nutrition Therapy Applications: Part 2 3
    DIE 4436 Nutrition Counseling and Communication 2
    FOS 4311 Food Chemistry, 3 credits, and
    FOS 4310L Experimental Foods Laboratory, 1 credit
    4
    HUN 4221 Nutrition and Metabolism 3
    HUN 4446 Nutrition and Disease: Part 2 3
    Total 15

    Additional electives may be needed to complete the 120 credits required for graduation.

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majors: dietetics