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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog
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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Dietetics


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Advisors
David Gee, PhD
Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences Department
Dietetics specialization, Nutrition Sciences specialization
Purser Hall, room 109
geed@cwu.edu
509-963-2772

Susan Hawk, PhD, RD
Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences Department
Dietetics specialization, Foods and Nutrition specialization
PE Building, room 136
woodys@cwu.edu
509-963-1041

Tracee Watkins, MBA
Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences Department
Food Service Management
Purser Hall, room 134
watkinst@cwu.edu
509-963-2454

A registered dietitian (RD) is an expert on foods and how they affect human health. An RD is registered by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) as an individual who has completed an accredited four-year undergraduate program. The BS in food science and nutrition (with a specialization in nutrition and dietetics) is an accredited program with the Commission on Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, the individual must complete a 1,200-hour accredited supervised practice experience at one of over 200 dietetic internship sites. Finally, individuals must then pass the registration examination to attain the RD credential. Please see an advisor for more information. Dietitians may work in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes as clinical dietitians; for government and public health agencies as community dietitians, and in food service departments of hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and restaurants as management dietitians. In addition, dietitians also are employed as researchers, educators, and as consultants in a variety of settings.

For more information, please contact an advisor in the Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science Department.

Pre-Professional Programs Information


These programs are planned for two groups of students-those who want one or two years of college work prior to entering an occupation, and those who want to do pre-professional work for one, two, three, or four years before entering a professional school, university, or college.

The programs described are not to be considered unalterable. They represent patterns that generally agree with the requirements of many professional schools. Since there are many variations in the requirements of the professional schools, students should, after consulting the CWU catalog, select courses required by the institution from which they expect to earn a degree.

The following pre-professional programs are offered: pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-dietetics, pre-engineering, pre-law, pre-medical technology, pre-medicine, pre-nursing in public health, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, and pre-veterinary.

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