Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (Dietetics)

All applicants must meet the TWU general admission requirements. In addition, for admission to the B.S. in Communication Sciences program:

Application to the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD

Admission to Texas Woman’s University does not guarantee acceptance into the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) or the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD at TWU requires the submission of an application. All students who wish to be considered for admission to the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) should declare their major as B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics). Students will take coursework as outlined on the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) Program of Study. Students will be eligible to apply to the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD only after completing the required list of courses (1000 and 2000 level degree courses), and meeting the grade requirements.

Students who have completed the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD requirements and meet the requirements for a Verification Statement are eligible to apply to a supervised practice (internship) program.

Admissions Process to the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD

Applications for admission to the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD will be made after the successful completion of the required list of courses (1000 and 2000 level degree courses). All application materials are due to the TWU DPD Program Director by October 1.

Students must meet the following criteria to qualify to apply to the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD:

  1. Admission to Texas Woman’s University.
  2. Submission of TWU B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD Application Form.
  3. Completion of prerequisites for B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD courses. Required courses may not be repeated more than one time.
  4. Meet the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD grade requirements.
  5. Overall GPA of 3.25 (last 60 hours for Post-Baccalaureate students).

Refer to the NFS website for the DPD Handbook and Application Form.

Prerequisites for B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD Admission

The required grade point average for application to the B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD is 3.25 (GPA for Post-Baccalaureate students will be calculated using all the DPD-required courses and the previous undergraduate courses in reverse chronological order to total 60 semester credit hours). The courses listed below must be completed prior to progressing to Junior level courses (3000 level courses). Students who do not meet these requirements must meet with their academic advisor to determine an appropriate degree major.

After the above required list of courses is completed, students will be permitted to apply to the BS in Nutrition (Dietetics) DPD program. If accepted, students are permitted to enroll in the courses listed below. Students must receive a grade of “B” or higher in these courses. Students who do not meet these requirements must meet with their academic advisor to determine an appropriate degree major.

* NFS 2011 may be taken as a sophomore or, if a transfer student, the first semester enrolled at TWU.

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 121-130
Major: 53 sch

NUTRITION.BS       CIP Code: 30.1901.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

NFS 1302
NFS 1301
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
3
NFS 2011Introduction to Dietetics1
NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
or BACT 1003
BACT 1001
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition3
NFS 3083Bionutrition3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory1
NFS 3201Nutrition Assessment1
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 3713
NFS 3722
Quantity Food Production and Service
and Quantity Food Production and Service Laboratory
5
NFS 4103Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
NFS 4113Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
NFS 4301Principles of Nutritional Genomics1
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients3
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients3
NFS 4473Nutrition Therapy and Education Methods3
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar1
NFS 4701Dietetics As a Profession1
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems4
Total SCHs53

Other Requirements

NFS 3173Culture and Food (GP)3
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
SPCH 1013Oral Communication3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
Total SCHs35

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
NFS 1302
NFS 1301 (Lab)
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
3
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111 (Lab)
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306) and ( BIOL 1106)4
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:3
KINS 1902
UNIV 1231 (required for first year students)
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience
( PHED 1338) and ( EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300) 
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Fitness and Health Laboratory
( PHED 1338) and ( PHED 1164) 
Core Approved Mathematics
 
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:3
Financial and Quantitative Literacy MATH 1332 
Introduction to Mathematics  
Elementary Analysis I MATH 1314 
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301) and ( BIOL 2101)4
 SCHs 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
NFS 2011Introduction to Dietetics 1
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1305) and ( CHEM 1106)4
SPCH 1013Oral Communication SPCH 13113
Select 4 semester credit hours from the following:4
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
 
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
( BIOL 2320) and ( BIOL 2120) 
Multicultural Women's Studies3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
 SCHs 18
SpringTCCN
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition BIOL 13223
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021 (Lab)
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1307) and ( CHEM 1107)4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102)4
 SCHs 17
Third Year
FallTCCN
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle 3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition 3
NFS 3083Bionutrition 3
BUS 3003Principles of Management 3
Language, Philosophy, Culture3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food 3
NFS 3201Nutrition Assessment 1
NFS 3323
NFS 3321 (Lab)
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 3713
NFS 3722 (Lab)
Quantity Food Production and Service
and Quantity Food Production and Service Laboratory
5
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 16
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
NFS 4103Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
NFS 4301Principles of Nutritional Genomics 1
NFS 4303Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients 3
NFS 3101Advanced Nutrition Laboratory 1
NFS 4701Dietetics As a Profession 1
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems 4
 SCHs 13
SpringTCCN
NFS 4113Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
NFS 4313Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients 3
NFS 4473Nutrition Therapy and Education Methods 3
NFS 4601Literature in Nutrition and Food Science Seminar 1
 SCHs 10
 Total SCHs:  121

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.