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Nutrition and Wellness

The Nutrition and Wellness dietetics track prepares students to work in communities as health educators, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Students will develop a strong foundation in nutrition and health program development.

Please note that completion of Nutrition and Wellness dietetics track does not result in eligibility to complete an ACEND accredited dietetic internship program.

Admission requirements for the Nutrition & Wellness dietetics track are the same as those required for university admission.

  • Health educator
  • Community health worker
  • Wellness program manager
  • Wellness coach

All dietetics students (regardless of track) will take the following courses:

  • AD101: Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
  • BS113: Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BS114: Anatomy & Physiology II
  • FN235: Nutrition for Health
  • FN255: Nutrition I
  • FN240: Introduction to Food Science
  • FN340: Professional Dietetic Seminar
  • FN355: Lifespan Nutrition
  • FN540: Community Nutrition
  • HL303 OR PY271: Research Methods OR Research Design I
  • PY101: Psychological Perspectives/Human Behavior
  • FN370: Nutrition Assessment
  • FN503: Medical Nutrition Therapy I
  • FN520: Nutrition & Aging
  • HE520: Techniques of Teaching Nutrition & Health Education
  • HL111: Introduction to Health Management
  • HL120: Health Perspectives
  • HL260: Health Promotion Practicum
  • HL320: Community Health
  • HL332: Lifestyle Disease Risk Reduction
  • HL432: Health Promotion Programs
  • HL490: Program Planning/Evaluation
  • MA123 OR MA155: Survey of Mathematics OR Statistical Reasoning


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Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation
One University Plaza, MS 7650
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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