Apr 20, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Ecology, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration, Dietetics Option, B.S.H.E.

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(Leading to the Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology Degree)

Food, Nutrition and Dietetics curriculum offers two options. In the dietetics option, the focus of the program is on training students for careers in health care, product development and testing, research, media and communication within the complete food and nutrition industry. In the food systems administration option, the focus is on training students for careers in food production and service, management opportunities in the food industry, and entrepreneurial activities.


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Requires professional liability insurance (additional fee), background check (additional fee), proof of insurance, and proof of immunizations before entering HEC 4994.


The DPD Program uses a self-managed application process into upper-division courses.  Students should plan to apply for admission into upper division DPD at the end of the sophomore year.  See www.tntech.edu/hec for application details.

 2  The Dietetics Option is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Contact:

1-800-877-1600 Ext 5400
Fax: 312-899-4817

3 Select a humanities/fine arts course from the general education list.

In order to become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) and/or a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (L.D.N.) in Tennessee:

  1. After graduation, gain acceptance into and complete an accredited post-graduate Dietetic Internship (DI).
  2. Pass the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Registration Exam.


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