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Nutrition and Dietetics Curriculum

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

  • 10 HMD core courses
  • 11 Nutrition and Dietetics-specific courses
  • 10 colonnade general education courses in support of the concentration

The required courses, semesters offered, and course prerequisites are listed in the printer-friendly version of the curriculum. 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.

Policies and procedures for awarding credit for prior learning and distance education requirements can be found in the Nutrition and Dietetics Student Handbook.


HMD 151 Food Science

HMD 201 Introduction to Dietetics
HMD 211 Human Nutrition

HMD 251 Commercial Food Preparation
HMD 152 Food Service Sanitation
HMD 252 Hospitality Information Technology

HMD 340 Nutrition Assessment
HMD 351 Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry
HMD 353 Menu Planning and Purchasing

HMD 354 Cost Control and Financial Analysis in the Hospitality Industry
HMD 360 Advanced Nutrition 

HMD 361 Life Stage Nutrition
HMD 362 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 
HMD 452 Quality and Service Management in the Hospitality Industry
HMD 459 Senior Seminar in HMD
HMD 461 Application of Nutrition Theory and Research
HMD 462 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
HMD 464 Practicum in Dietetics

HMD 465 Community Nutrition

HMD 485 Nutrition Counseling (Reuired for students entering the University in Fall 2023 or after)

CHEM 304 Biochemistry for the Health Sciences
AH 290 Medical Terminology
Designated Elective (selected with advisor)

A grade of "B" or better is required for HMD 211.

A grade of "C" or better is required in 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


A grade of "C" or better is required in CHEM 105, BIOL 131, and MATH 183.




nutrition student honored as Scholar of the College at graduation

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


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 Last Modified 12/5/23