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

Total Credits
97
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Mission

The mission of the Nutrition program is to prepare competent entry-level licensed dietitians, 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.

 

Program Educational Goals and Objectives 

Program Objectives for 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 another entry-level licensed dietitian nutritionist.

Program Objectives for 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 another entry-level licensed dietitian nutritionist.
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Admission Requirements

All first-year applicants must complete the Admission Requirements.

Graduation Requirements

For the Bachelor of Sciences in Nutrition and Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Technology and Nursing, 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 the delaying of graduation. For the Bachelor of Sciences in Food Safety and Quality Management and Health Communication, 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 2.0/4.0 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 the delaying of graduation.

Postgraduate Dietetics Internship Certificate Program (6 cr.)

The Dietetics Internship Program (DIP), NTR 580 or NTR 585/586, is open to holders of a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics interested in pursuing postgraduate 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 undergo supervised training for a period of 6 months at an affiliated hospital. Upon successful completion of training, applicants would be issued a certificate.

Courses

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

The Dietetics Internship Program (DIP), NTR 580 or NTR 585/586, is open to holders of a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics interested in pursuing postgraduate 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 undergo 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 Laboratory 1 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (LAC) 3 cr.
NTR 210 Human Nutrition and Controversies in Nutrition 3 cr.
Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (16cr.)
NHS 205 Physiology for Nursing and Allied Health Professions 3 cr.
CHM 213 Basic Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
CHM 273 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (LAC) 3 cr.
NTR 330 Community Nutrition 3 cr.
PSL 201 Introduction to Psychology (LAC) 3 cr.
Summer Session Year I (1cr.)
NTR 282 Clinical Nutrition Shadowing Internship 1 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 (16cr.)
NTR 321 Food Microbiology 4 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.
Summer Session Year II (1cr.)
NTR 381 Practicum 1 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (16cr.)
NTR 336 Nutrition and Sports
2 cr.
NTR 360 Quantity Food Production
2 cr.
NTR 452 Dietetics Counseling and Communication 3 cr.
NTR 470 Dietetics Counseling and Communication Laboratory 1 cr.
NTR 435 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3 cr.
NTR 496 Senior Project in Nutrition 2 cr.


Liberal Arts Curriculum (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.
NTR
425
Food Processing 3 cr.
    Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC)
3 cr.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Total 97 Credits
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