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Nutrition and Dietetics Curriculum

The Nutrition and Dietetics concentration (CFND), within the major of Hospitality Management and Dietetics (HMD), requires completion of:

  • HMD core courses (HMD 151, 152, 211, 251, 252, 311, 351, 353, 354, 452, 459, ACCT 200, and MGT 210);CFND concentration-specific courses (HMD 201, 340, 360, 361, 362, 461, 462, 464, AH 290, CHEM 304, and one elective selected with the advisor); and
  • general education courses in support of the concentration (ECON 150, PSY 100,  MATH 183, CHEM 105, 106, 107, 108, BIOL 131, 207 and 208).

The required courses, semesters offered, and course prerequisites are listed in the printer-friendly version of the curriculum. printer, link to CFND courses      A basic overview of the courses is listed below.

Additional general education courses must be fulfilled to meet University graduation requirements.  To graduate, a minimum number of 120 college credit hours must be earned.

Learning outcomes established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition adn Dietetics are fulfilled by taking the required curriculum.


nutrition student honored as Scholar of the College at graduation



HMD151 Food Science

HMD 201 Introduction to Dietetics
HMD 211 Human Nutrition

HMD251 Commercial Food Preparation
HMD152 Food Service Sanitation
HMD252 Hospitality Information Technology

FACS 312 Professional Ethics for Family Life


IDFM 321 Professional Ethics and Issues Seminar

HMD 340 Nutrition Assessment
HMD351 Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry
HMD353 Menu Planning and Purchasing

HMD 354 Cost Control and Financial Analysis in the Hospitality Industry
HMD360 Advanced Nutrition 

HMD361 Life Stage Nutrition                                                                                                   
HMD362 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 
HMD452 Quality and Service Management in the Hospitality Industry
HMD459 Senior Seminar in HMD
HMD461 Application of Nutrition Theory and Research
HMD462 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
HMD464 Applied Institution Management

HMD 465 Community Nutrition
ACCT 200 Introductory Accounting
CHEM 304 Biochemistry for the Health Sciences
AH 290     Medical Terminology
Designated Elective (selected with advisor)
NOTE: A grade fo "B" or better is required for HMD 211. A grade of "C" or better is required in all other courses listed above. Additionally, a grade of “C” is required for all other courses listed above.
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
ECON 150 Introduction to Economics
MATH 183 Introductory Statistics
CHEM 105 Fundamentals of General Chemistry
CHEM 106 Fund. of General Chemistry Lab
CHEM 107 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
CHEM 108 Fund. of Organic Chemistry Lab
BIOL 207 & 208 Microbiology and Lab
BIOL 131 Anatomy and Physiology

Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program

Department of Applied Human Sciences, Academic Complex 302 , phone 270-745-4352


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 Last Modified 2/15/19