Curriculum

The Program consists of 11 courses for a total of 36 credits.  All courses are taught online.


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NFS 560 – Introduction to Clinical Practice
: Overview of clinical topics including medical terminology, nutrition care process, counseling and hydration status. Introduces topics covered more extensively in medical nutrition therapy courses.  (3 credits)

NFS 561 – Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy in Dietetics 1: Development of skills necessary to implement nutrition care for patients with GI disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and allergies.   Application of the nutrition care process to clinical settings is emphasized.   (4 credits)

NFS 562 – Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy in Dietetics 2:  Development of skills necessary to implement nutrition care for patients with renal disease, HIV, and cancer.  Application of the nutrition care process to clinical settings is emphasized. (4 credits)

NFS 563 – Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy in Dietetics 3:  Development of skills necessary to implement nutrition care for pediatric and geriatric patients, and for patients with pulmonary disease and weight issues.  Application of the nutrition care process to clinical settings is emphasized. (4 credits)

NFS 564 – Foodservice Operations:  Management of the foodservice operations in a hospital environment including menu development, purchasing systems, production and service of food, and food safety and sanitation. (4 credits)

NFS 565 – Community Nutrition and Health Promotion:  Explores theories explaining nutrition related behaviors coupled with strategies for promoting behavior change among diverse populations, building on skills in interpreting nutrition information for planning, implementing and evaluating community interventions. (4 credits)

NFS 566 – Clinical Nutrition Management:  Management of hospital dietary departments including accreditation requirements, financial procedures, human resources practices, and reimbursement techniques. (3 credits)

NFS 567 – Introductory Dietetic Research:  Critical analysis of credible dietetics research and the identification of gaps in current dietetics literature.  Methods for completing dietetics research with an emphasis on research ethics. (2 credits)

NFS 568 – Intermediate Dietetic Research:  Identification of a dietetics research question, development of a hypothesis, and creation of a research proposal. (2 credits)

NFS 569 – Advanced Dietetic Research:  Completion of a research paper and a research poster to communicate the results of a project. Focus on the presentation of the findings in research and clinical settings. (2 credits)

NFS 570 – Research in Dietetic Specialization:  Research project conducted in dietetic specialization. Data collection, analysis and presentation of results in table and graph format. (4 credits)

 

 

 

 

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