Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Human Nutrition

Because our courses can change from time to time, it is important to keep in close contact with your advisor to learn about any alterations to your degree plan.

Students in human nutrition study concepts including dietetics, food systems management and community food principles, nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, experimental foods, community nutrition, quantity food preparation and food service management. The human nutrition program is a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

The DPD provides students with foundation knowledge and skills for the didactic component of entry-level dietetic programs. Our stimulating dietetic courses and didactic course learning experiences prepares students for entry and successful completion of an accredited dietetic internship or employment in the healthcare industry.

The program’s curriculum includes broad foundations of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, management, education, communication and psychology. In-depth course work is required in the fundamentals of nutrition, life cycle nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, cultural and community nutrition, food science and food service management.

Graduates with a concentration in human nutrition meet the educational requirements for acceptance into a CADE accredited dietetic internship or coordinated program. After successful completion of the DPD,  students are required to complete an internship or pre-professional program and receive a passing score on the dietetic registration examination to become a registered dietitian. Program graduates should be able to work effectively as professionals within their communities to improve the quality of food and nutrition for all people.

This page was last updated on: February 03, 2014