Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012

Dietetics- Coordinated Program (B.S.)


Dietetics and Nutrition Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 1306)

Caudell Hall 207 (716) 878-5913

SUNY-Buffalo State’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (213) 899-0040 ext 5400. http://www.eatright.org/ACEND.

The program began in 1971 and is the only such program in the SUNY system. The program combines theoretical learning with supervised practice; therefore, the program provides students with the academic and supervised practice requirements established by ACEND for entry-level dietitians. Graduates of the program receive a verification statement signed by the CPD program director. Graduates are then eligible to apply to take the registration examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Passing the registration examination earns the credentials of registered dietitian (RD). or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

Admission Requirements: All students with sophomore, junior, or senior status meeting the eligibility requirements must apply for admission to the program during the designated period. Eligibility requirements are a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and completion of the following prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program in the fall: BIO 308, BIO 309, CHE 111, CHE 112, CHE 321, CHE 322, NFS 100, NFS 102, NFS 110, NFS 200, NFS 230, NFS 302, NFS 315, PSY 101, and SOC 100.Selection is based on GPA, completion of prerequisite courses, biographical sketch, personal interviews, faculty/employer recommendations, and various other activities. Up to 16 students are accepted into this program each year.

Individuals interested in applying to the coordinated program must contact the department for application details. These are available by December 1 of each year; completed forms must be returned by the end of the first week of classes of the spring semester.

This curriculum is being revised as part of the accreditation process. Contact the department for information.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33–39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Nutrition and Food Science

74 cr

A minimum of 12 credit hours in the major must be completed in the department.

A. Required Courses (47 cr)

NFS 100

Introduction to Food Preparation

NFS 102

Introductory Nutrition

NFS 111

Applied Principles of Management in Dietetics/Food Services

NFS 200

Applied Food Chemistry

NFS 211

Food Service Systems Management in Health Care

NFS 230

Introduction to Dietetics (2)

NFS 300

Food processing I

NFS 302

Advanced Nutrition

NFS 310

Personnel Management in Dietetics/Food Services

NFS 315

Life Cycle and Community Nutrition I

NFS 316

Life Cycle and Community Nutrition II (2)

NFS 330

Seminar on Complementary and Alternative Nutrition (1)

NFS 401

Medical Nutrition Therapy I

NFS 402

Medical Nutrition Therapy II

NFS 403

Medical Nutrition Therapy III

NFS 405

Principles of Nutrition Education (2)

NFS 419

Introduction to Clinical Practice (2)

NFS 430

Introduction to Nutrition Research (2)

B. Courses for ADA Requirements (27 cr)

To satisfy the clinical requirements of the A.N.D., students are required to take the following courses, which may be substituted for electives.

NFS 445

Nutritional Care A

NFS 446

Nutritional Care B

NFS 447

Nutritional Care C

NFS 448

Nutritional Care D

NFS 449

Nutritional Care E (Nutritional Care of Long-Term Patients)

NFS 450

Senior Practicum in Dietetics

NFS 451

Specialty Practice

NFS 471

Experiences in Health-Care Food Service Systems

Required Courses Outside the Major (39 cr)

The ADA requires completion of subjects outside nutrition to satisfy academic requirements. Courses meeting these requirements are identified below; they may be taken as electives or used in fulfilling the Intellectual Foundations requirements.

BIO 100

Principles of Biology

BIO 210


BIO 308

Human Anatomy and Physiology

BIO 309

Laboratory in Human Anatomy and Physiology (1)

CHE 111

Fundamentals of Chemistry I (4)

CHE 112

Fundamentals of Chemistry II (4)

CHE 321

Principles of Organic Chemistry (4)

CHE 322

Biological Chemistry (4)

CIS 101

Computer Fundamentals

MAT 311

Introduction to Probability and Statistics (or equivalent)

LIB 100

Introduction to Library Research Methods (1)

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

All College Electives

0 cr

Total Required Credit Hours

146-152 cr

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Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Biology Education (7–12, B.S.)

Biology Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Chemistry Education (7–12, B.S.)

Chemistry Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 English Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 French Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Italian Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Mathematics Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Spanish Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Social Studies Extension, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)


Dietetics- Coordinated Program (B.S.)

Dietetics- Didactic Program (B.S.)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Science Education (7–12, B.S.)

Earth Science Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

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English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, B.S.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

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AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education


ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

AAS - African and African American Studies

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies