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Department Of Nutrition

Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Degree in Nutrition

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The Accelerated BS/MS degree program (ABM) allows academically prepared and motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to complete degree requirements for both the bachelor and master degrees at an accelerated pace.  Students can complete both programs sooner and at less expense than if they enrolled in both programs separately.  Students normally complete the BS degree at the end of the spring semester or summer term.  Students then matriculate into the graduate program the following term.  Students matriculated into the ABM who meet the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements will receive a DPD Verification Statement as part of the requirement to become a registered dietitian.  This normally occurs at the end of the first fall semester of graduate study.

A. Student Eligibility Requirements for Admission

  1. Students apply by February 20 of their junior year.  Acceptance notification will be by March 31. Students must have completed a minimum of seventy-five (75) credit hours in their undergraduate nutrition program, including credits earned from advanced placement.  Students in odd numbered years may also apply during Summer Session 1 and will be notified by the end of the Extended Summer Session.  Students must meet the requirements for admission to the nutrition graduate program in order to matriculate into the Master of Science in nutrition program.
  2. Students must have completed BIOL 1402, BIOL 2321/2121, BIOL 2322/2122, CHEM 1301, CHEM 1302/1203, CHEM 2311/2111, NUTR 1102, NUTR 2231/2131, NUTR 2341, NUTR 3342, and NUTR 3433.  Students must have completed or be enrolled in CHEM 2312 the term they apply and have completed this course with a grade of “C” or better in order to continue in the ABM in the Fall semester.
  3. Transfer students must have completed a minimum of one semester as a full-time student at UIW.
  4. Students must have a minimum accumulated grade point average (GPA) of 3.2/4.0 within nutrition and 3.0/4.0 in their science coursework.
  5. GRE scores of 143 for Verbal Reasoning, 141 for Quantitative Reasoning, and 3.0 for Analytical Writing are required for admission to the ABM in Nutrition.
  6. Two letters of academic reference (at least one from a Nutrition faculty member) and a student portfolio must be submitted.

 B. Proposed Degree Plan Bachelor of Science Nutrition and Dietetics

UIW Undergraduate Core

 

 

 

 Course Title

Credits

Rhetoric (6 hrs)

ENGL 1311 Composition I

3

 

ENGL 1312 Composition II

3

Wellness Development (3 hrs)

DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness

DWHP 3200 Dimensions of Wellness Bridge

2

Physical Activity

Physical activity  class see Undergraduate Bulletin

1

Literature

ENGL 2310 World Literature

3

Fine Art

Performance or history see Undergraduate Bulletin

3

Philosophy

PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy

3

Religion

See Undergraduate Bulletin

3

Philosophy/Religion

See Undergraduate Bulletin

3

History

HIST 1311 World History Part I or

HIST 1312 World History Part II or

HIST1321 U.S. History to 1865or

HIST 1322 U.S. History since 1865

3

Social Science

PSYC 1301 Introduction to Psychology or

SOCI 1311 Introduction to Sociology

3

Math

MATH 1304 College Algebra or higher

3

Foreign Language (6 hours)

Foreign Language (2 classes in one language)

6

Science with Lab

Completed within the requirements for the major

 

 

Total

39

 

Supporting Discipline Courses

Course Title

Credits

 

ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

 

MATH 2303 Introduction to Probability and Statistics or

SOCI  3381  Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

3

 

SPCH 2341 Business and Professional Communication

3

 

ACCT 2301 Accounting for Non-Business Majors

3

 

BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice

3

 

BIOL 1402 Unity of Life and Laboratory

4

 

BIOL 2321/2121 Anatomy & Physiology I and Laboratory

4

 

BIOL 2322/2122 Anatomy & Physiology II and Laboratory

4

 

BIOL 2474 Introductory Microbiology and Laboratory or

BIOL 3471 General Microbiology and Laboratory

4

 

CHEM 1301Chemical Principles I

3

 

CHEM 1302 Chemical Principles II

3

 

CHEM 1203 General Chemistry Laboratory

2

 

CHEM 2311/2111 Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

 

CHEM 2312 Organic Chemistry II

3

 

CHEM 4351 Biochemistry I

3

 

Total

49

Nutrition Courses

 

 

 

NUTR 1102 Introduction to Dietetics

1

 

NUTR 2231/2131 Principles of Food Preparation and Laboratory

3

 

NUTR 2341 Introduction to Nutrition

3

 

NUTR 3332 Experimental Foods

3

 

NUTR 3342 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 

3

 

NUTR  3433 Food and Nutrition Services Management I

4

 

NUTR 3234/3134 Food &Nutrition Services Management II and Lab

3

 

NUTR 4139 Nutrition Practicum and nutrition elective (2-3 hours) or

NUTR 3310 Food Recovery and Gleaning

3 or

4

 

NUTR 4100 Dietetics

1

 

NUTR 4340 Clinical & Nutritional Assessment

3

 

NUTR 4460 Community & World Nutrition

4

 

NUTR 4470 Human Nutrition and Metabolism&

4

 

NUTR 4375  Nutrition Therapy&

3

 

NUTR 6464 Nutrition & Health Behavior*

4

 

Total

41-42

Undergraduate Degree Total

129-130

 

 

Master of Science Nutrition & Dietetics

Core

 

 

Supportive Discipline Courses

BIOL 6392 Advanced Human Physiology

3

MATH 6363 Research Statistics

3

NURS 6355 Research for Evidence Based Practice#

3

UG Nutrition Courses that can be applied toward a M.S.

NUTR 4470 Human Nutrition and Metabolism&

4

NUTR 4375  Nutrition Therapy&

3

Nutrition Core

NUTR 6325 Advanced Nutrition I#

3

NUTR 6330 Advanced Nutrition II#

3

Research/ Synthesis

NUTR 6XCS Capstone: Master’s Project# or

NUTR 63TP/NUTR 6XTR# Thesis Proposal/Thesis Research

4-6 or

6-9

CE 90 Comprehensive Examination#

-

Nutrition Electives 

NUTR 6464 Nutrition and Health Behavior*

4

NUTR 6375 Medical Nutrition Therapy

3

Nutrition Electives  as needed to complete 36 semester hours

 

 

Graduate Total

36

 

Total Hours Accelerated BS-MS

154-155

 

&Undergraduate classes that apply towards graduate degree

*Graduate class that applies toward undergraduate degree and graduate degree

#Taken after matriculating into the Graduate Program

Courses highlighted in yellow are DPD courses.  Upon completion of Bachelor of Science degree and all DPD requirements students is awarded Didactic Verification Statement; this is usually at the end of the first semester of graduate study.