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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Dietitians and nutritionists enjoy diverse and increasingly prestigious responsibilities among health professionals. In addition to general, clinical and community dietetics, the clinical dietitian or nutritionist may specialize in metabolic support, renal dietetics, pediatric dietetics, or clinical research. Students are also prepared for institutional food service administration and product development for food industry. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Please note: This major is Specialized Admissions.

** A grade of B or better is required to earn a DPD verification statement.

Mapping Coordinator: Amy Sanderson

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra 3
ECO2000 Intro. to Economics, ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
HUN1201 Science of Nutrition3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM 1045 Lab 4
GE History3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete HUN1201 ( ≥ B )
Complete CHM1045 and Lab w/C minus or better in each (B or better in each suggested)
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
STA2122 Applied Statistics or STA2023 Fundamentals of Business Statistics3
PSY2012 General Psychology3
GE Ethics3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete CHM1046 and Lab w/C minus or better in each (B or better in each suggested)
Complete ECO2000,ECO2013, or ECO2023 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I or other approved Organic Chemistry3
MCB2004 General Microbiology and MCB2004 Lab or other approved Food Microbiology 4
DIE 3005 Introduction to Dietetics1
Digital Literacy Competency3
Oral Communication Competency3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete CHM2210 w/C minus or higher ( B minus or higher suggested)
Complete DIE3005 with final grade of ‘S’
Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
Apply to program via DIE3005. If not accepted, must meet with advisor to change major
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
FOS3026 Foods and FOS3026 Lab4
PET3322 Functional Anatomy & Physiology I and PET3322 Lab4
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II3
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II Lab3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete FOS3026 and Lab ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
HUN3224 Intermediary Metabolism of Nutrients I3
FSS4312 ** Food Service Management 3
HUN3403 ** Life Cycle Nutrition 3
FAD4601 Foundations of Counseling3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete PET3322 + Lab ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Complete HUN3224 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete FSS4312 ( ≥ B)
Complete 1st Scholarship in Practice Course
Summer hrs
HUN3226 Intermediary Metabolism of Nutrients II3
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
DIE4310 ** Community Nutrition 3
DIE4243 ** Medical Nutrition Therapy I3
BCH3023 Survey of Biochemistry or other approved biochemistry3
FSS4135 Food Economics3
HUN4941 Practicum and Professionalism in Dietetics3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete HUN3226 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete FSS4135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Pre-graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
FOS4114C Food Science4
DIE4244 ** Medical Nutrition Therapy3
DIE4244L ** Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab1
PET3361 Nutrition and Sport3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks of semester
Complete 2nd Scholarship in Practice Course

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Nutrition Consultant, Sports Dietitian, Dietitian, Clinical/Administrative Dietitian, Nutritionist, Food Service Director, Nutrition Educator, Nutrition Consultant, Sports Nutritionist

Representative Employers: Hospitals, Health Organizations, Social Service Agencies, Food Manufacturers & Processors, State & Federal Research Labs, Private Practice, Schools, Government Agencies, and Trade Associations.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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