Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES | Department of Nursing and Health Sciences | Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics  | NDU

Mission

The mission of the Nutrition program is to prepare competent entry-level licensed dietitian, highly qualified nutrition professionals who will contribute to the enhancement of the health of the general population through provision of evidenced-based nutritional education and counseling, while demonstrating high ethical standards.
The program provides graduates with high quality education and supervised practical experience to meet the need for licensed dietitians in Lebanon and beyond. In addition, the learning environment is structured to promote an appreciation for lifelong learning, research and for service to the community and profession.

Total Credits
97
Apply Before
August 2021
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Program Educational Goals and Objectives

The two overall program goals and the associated objectives are listed below:

Program Goal 1

Prepare graduates to become a knowledgeable, competent entry-level nutrition and dietetics professionals to meet the employment need in Lebanon and beyond.

  1. 1.Eighty percent (80%) of students admitted to the Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program will successfully complete the program and receive a verification statement within four and a half years after enrollment. (150% of the program length)
  2. 2.Seventy percent (70%) of the Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program graduates are expected to take the Lebanese colloquium exam within twelve months of completing the program.
  3. 3.Eighty percent (80%) of the Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program graduates will successfully pass the Lebanese colloquium exam within one year following the first attempt.
  4. 4.At least seventy percent 70 % of graduates will indicate on an alumni survey they are “satisfied” or above with the quality of their preparation for professional entry-level practice at NDU.
  5. 5.At least seventy five percent (75 %) of employers responding to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment will report graduates of the NDU Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program preparation for entry-level practice as satisfactory or higher  as compared to other entry-level licensed dietitian nutritionist.

Program Goal 2

Goal #2 – Prepare graduates who will demonstrate lifelong learning, effective professional skills, attributes, and a commitment to ethically servicing the community and the profession:

  1. 1.At least fifty percent (50%) of graduates will attend continuing education opportunities within 18 months after graduation.
  2. 2.At least  fifty percent (50 %) of graduates who have sought higher education will pursue an advanced degree within 18 months after graduation.
  3. 3.Fifty percent (50%) of the Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program graduates who seek employment will be working in the field of nutrition and dietetics or related positions within twelve months of graduation in Lebanon and beyond.
  4. 4.At least (75 %) of employers responding to a survey on program graduates in their first year of employment will report graduate’s preparation for entry-level practice in term of professional skills and attributes as satisfactory or higher as compared to other entry-level licensed dietitian nutritionist.
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Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must fulfill all requirements of the undergraduate degree program, with an overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.3/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the University. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying of graduation.

Courses

Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Free Electives (2cr.)

Students are encouraged to take:

Post Graduation - Dietetics Internship Certificate Program (6cr.)

The Dietetics Internship Program (DIP) - NTR 585/586 - is open to holders of BS in Nutrition and Dietetics interested in pursuing post-graduate hospital training primarily for the purpose of fulfilling eligibility criteria to sit for the National Colloquium Examination. The latter is a must for graduates in Nutrition and Dietetics to obtain the license to practice the profession of dietetics in Lebanon. The DIP gives the opportunity to accepted candidates to follow a supervised training for a period of 6 months at an affiliated hospital. Upon successful completion of training, applicants would be issued a certificate.

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (17cr.)
BIO 211 General Biology I 4 cr.
CHM 205 Basic Chemistry 3 cr.
CHM 270 Basic Chemistry Lab 1 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (LAC) 3 cr.
NTR 210 Human Nutrition 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (16cr.)
NHS 205 Physiology for Nursing & Allied Health Professions 3 cr.
CHM 213 Basic Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
CHM 273 Organic Chemistry Lab. 1 cr.
ENL 223/
230
English in the Work Place (LAC) 3 cr.
NTR 330 Community Nutrition 3 cr.
PSL 201 Introduction to Psychology (LAC) 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (16cr.)
NHS 203 Principles of Epidemiology 3 cr.
NTR 227 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 cr.
NTR 320 Food Chemistry 2 cr.
NTR 325 Food Analysis 2 cr.
NUR
203
Introduction to Bioethics
3 cr.
MGT
201
Fundamentals of Management
3 cr.
Spring Semester Year II (18cr.)
NTR 321 Food Microbiology 4 cr.
NTR 336
Nutrition and Sports 2 cr.
NTR 324
Food Science 3 cr.
NTR 430
Advanced Human Nutrition 3 cr.
NTR
425
Food Processing
3 cr.
NTR
313 Foodservice Management
3 cr.
    LAC
3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
NTR 360 Quantity Food Production
2 cr.
NTR 452 Dietetics Counseling and Communication 3 cr.
NTR 470 Dietetics Counseling and Communication Lab 1 cr.
NTR 435 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3 cr.
NTR 495 Project in Nutrition 3 cr.


LAC 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (14cr.)
NTR 440 Therapeutic Nutrition 4 cr.
NTR 441 Special Topics in Therapeutic Nutrition 2 cr.
NTR 460 Therapeutic Nutrition Practicum 2 cr.


LAC 3 cr.
NTR
425
Food Processing 3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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