NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

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University Transfer Degree

University Transfer Degree Information:
This curriculum includes courses designed for students planning to transfer to a degree program in Nutritional Sciences at a baccalaureate
college, or university. Transfer credit varies among colleges. Students should consult both the catalog of the specific college/university to which they plan to transfer and the signed transfer agreement or the current transfer planning guide posted at www.tulsacc.edu/transfer to select courses that will meet requirements for both the associate and baccalaureate degree programs.


 

Program Description:
The Nutritional Sciences program prepares students to work in a wide range of settings in the public and private sectors and assume an array of challenging responsibilities in health care and wellness. Career opportunities for a registered/licensed dietitian include: health care dietitian and administrator, nutrition or food science researcher, fitness/wellness consultant, public health nutritionist, entrepreneur in dietetic programs and services, and corporate dietitian /nutritionist.

  • The allied health option is for students who are interested in nutrition and desire to pursue professional healthcare occupations, but do not plan to become physicians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, or registered dietitians. The allied health option provides course work that is required for most nursing schools, physician assistant’s programs, schools of physical and occupational therapy and other health professions.
  • The community nutrition option is for students who desire to work in the field of foods and nutrition, but do not plan to become registered dietitians. The community nutrition option provides emphasis in improving the health of populations through nutrition programs at schools, and through Cooperative Extension, government programs, and wellness programs.
  • The dietetics option prepares students for diverse and dynamic professions that integrate human nutrition, food service administration, food science, chemistry, physiology, management and interpersonal skills. Students will be able to transfer to an Oklahoma university and complete course work in a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, ph. 312.899.0040 ext 5400. When students successfully complete the academic requirements (DPD) and experience component (Dietetic Internship), they are eligible for the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Application to ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internships is very competitive. Individuals who are successful on the CDR examination become registered dietitians and are entitled to use the initials “R.D.” to signify professional competence. Many states including Oklahoma also require a license to practice dietetics in the state.

Degree Awarded: Associate in Science

 

For More Information Contact:
Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, Northeast Campus:
(918) 595-7542

 

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 44

 

Communication 9 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

 

Humanities 6 hours
See the General Education Requirements for complete list.

 

Mathematics 6 hours
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics

 

Science 14 hours
BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
*CHEM 1315 General Chemistry I
*CHEM 1415 General Chemistry II

 

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

 

Psychology 3 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

 

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 16

 

Nutrition Core 9 hours
BIOL 1383 Nutrition
HSVC 1113 Principles of Human Services
HSVC 2023 Lifespan Development

 

Select from one of the following three (3) options:

1) Allied Health Option 7 hours
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology
PHED 2603 Total Wellness

 

2) Community Nutrition Option 7 hours
ECON 1353 Personal Finance
PHED 2111 Professional Careers in Nutritional Sciences
PHED 2263 Principles in Health and Health Promotion

 

3) Dietetics Option 7 hours
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology
PHED 2111 Professional Careers in Nutritional Sciences

Recommended Electives 2 hours

 

Total Credit Hours: 60
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Transfer admission requirement: 2.5 GPA

 

General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.

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