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/12960 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. 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 /nurtritionist.


• The allied health option is for students who desire to work in the field of foods and nutrition, but do not plan to become a registered
dietitian. 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 a
registered dietitian. The community nutrition option provides emphasis in international nutrition and nutrition education.


• 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 that meets the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and is approved by the American
 Dietetic Association (ADA). 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 of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Individuals who are successful on the 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.


• The dietetics and exercise 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 that meets the requirements for both the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and for 
the American College of Sports Medicine allowing them to become a Certified Exercise Specialist, (this certification requires more than 
600 hours of practicum experience not offered in this option).


• The nutrition and exercise option is for students who desire work in the field of foods and nutrition, but do not plan to become a 
registered dietitian. The nutrition and exercise option meets the course work requirements to become a certified Exercise Specialist
through the American College of Sports Medicine (this certification requires more than 600 hours of practicum experience not offered in
this option).

Degree Awarded: Associate in Science

 

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

 

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 44

 

English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

 

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

 

Speech 3 hours
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

 

Psychology 3 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology

 

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 16-19

 

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

 

Select from one of the following five (5) 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 8 hours
*ACCT 2213 Financial Accounting
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology
PHED 2111 Professional Careers in Nutritional Sciences

 

4) Dietetics and Exercise Option 10 hours
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology
PHED 2111 Professional Careers in Nutritional Sciences
**PHED 2212 First Aid
PHED 2603 Total Wellness

 

5) Nutrition and Exercise Option 8 hours
**PHED 2212 First Aid
PHED 2603 Total Wellness
PHED 2653 Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology

 

Total Credit Hours: 60-63
*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
**Current Certification-Advanced Credit
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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