Food Science and Nutrition Core
David Gee, PhD
Ethan Bergman, PhD, RDN
David Gee, PhD
Susan Hawk, PhD, RDN
Dana Ogan, MS, RDN, CD
Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RDN,CSSD
Nicole Stendell-Hollis, PhD, RDN
The bachelor of science in food science and nutrition prepares students for employment or advanced study in one of several professions in the broad area of foods and nutrition. To complete degree requirements, students must complete the required core courses listed below. Students must also complete courses listed in their chosen specialization (foods and nutrition, dietetics, nutrition science).
Students wishing to attain full admission to the BS in food science and nutrition major must meet the following requirements:
- Successful completion of NUTR 101, Introduction to Human Nutrition, NUTR 240, Introduction to Foods and NUTR 240LAB, Introduction to Foods Laboratory with a grade of B (3.0) or higher.
- Students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all of the other major courses.
In addition to the requirements listed above, students wishing to enter any of the food science and nutrition specializations must successfully complete CHEM 111, Introduction to Chemistry, CHEM 111LAB, Chemistry Laboratory or CHEM 181, General Chemistry I and CHEM 181LAB, General Chemistry Laboratory I, and MATH 100C, Intermediate Algebra, or their equivalents, before being admitted to the major. Students must consult with a major advisor for approval of the program specialization.
Students are highly encouraged to complete at least five credits of NUTR 490, Cooperative Education.
Total Core Credits: 27-28
The dietetics specialization is a program accredited by the Accreditation Council Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In addition to those classes required for the Dietetics Specialization, ANTH 130 and PSY 101 are required to meet the knowledge requirements set forth by ACEND, 120 South Riverside Plaza Ste. 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040, ext, 5400). ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Completion of this program qualifies the student to apply for admission to an ACEND accredited Supervised Practice Experience, also known as a dietetic internship. Following this the student is eligible to sit for the registration examination. Passing the registration exam qualifies the graduate to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Pre-specialization Major Requirements
Prior to being admitted into the dietetics specialization, students shall apply to the BS in food science and nutrition major with a specialization in foods and nutrition and must then complete the core requirements plus the following courses:
Total Pre-specialization Requirement Credits: 21
In addition to successfully completing all of the pre-specialization courses, applicants to this specialization must have CWU/Transfer combined GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application and a GPA in all of the pre-major classes of 3.0. Students planning on entering the dietetics specialization are encouraged to declare their major in the BS food science and nutrition with a foods and nutrition specialization as early in their studies as possible so that they may be assigned a major advisor and receive proper advising in this field.
Total Additional Course Credits: 47
Students wishing to apply for admission into an ACEND-accredited dietetic internship must be successfully admitted to the Dietetics Specialization, complete the major requirements plus the following two courses: ANTH 130, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (5) OR ANTH 357, Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Health and Healing (4), and PSY 101, General Psychology (5). These courses may also meet breadth requirements at Central Washington University.
The requirement for CHEM 111, 111LAB, Introduction to Chemistry and Laboratory, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 181, 181LAB, 182, 182LAB, and 183, 183LAB General Chemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for CHEM 112, 112LAB, Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Laboratory, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 361, 361LAB, 362, and 363 Organic Chemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for CHEM 113, 113LAB, Introduction to Biochemistry, may be met by satisfactorily completing CHEM 431, 431LAB and 432, Biochemistry and Laboratory. The requirement for BIOL 201, Human Physiology, may be met by satisfactorily completing BIOL 355, 356, Human Anatomy and Physiology. Students interested in applying to nursing programs following the completion of this degree should take BIOL 355 and BIOL 356 instead of BIOL 201.
Nutrition Exercise and Health Science Department Information
College of Education and Professional Studies
Dorothy Purser Hall., room 101
Mail Stop 7572
See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA, FAND
Clinical Physiology Program Director
Vincent M. Nethery, PhD
Emergency Medical Services- EMS Paramedicine Program Director
Keith A. Monosky, PhD
Exercise Science Program Director
Timothy R. Burnham, PhD
Food and Nutrition Sciences Program Director
David L. Gee, PhD
Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA, FAND, nutrition and dietetics
Timothy R. Burnham, PhD, clinical physiology, sport physiology, human anatomy
Leonardo J. D’Acquisto, EdD, sport physiology, kinesiology, human anatomy
James DePaepe, PhD, clinical and sport physiology, neurophysiology, and research
David L. Gee, PhD, nutrition and metabolism, nutrition and chronic diseases, nutritional epidemiology
Susan Hawk, PhD, RDN, dietetics, clinical nutrition
Keith A. Monosky, PhD, MPM, EMT-P, emergency medical services, emergency services management, health policy
Vincent M. Nethery, PhD, clinical physiology, sport physiology, environmental physiology, human anatomy
Eric Foch, PhD
Dana Ogan, MS, RDN, CD, dietetic internship director
Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RDN sports nutrition
Robert Pritchett, PhD
Karen Roemer, PhD, biomechanics, clinical mechanics, kinematics and kinetics
Nicole Stendell-Hollis, PhD, MS, RDN, obesity, nutrition and chronic disease
Bryan Contreras, MS, instructional classroom support technician- clinical physiology and exercise science
Lucinda Engel, instructional classroom support technician- food science
Vacant, Program Coordinator, EMS-Paramedicine
Cynthia Strawder, program support supervisor II
The Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences prepares students in a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans. Human functioning is the overriding theme of all curricula offerings. In addition to didactic aspects, many classes provide experiential learning through structured laboratories, practicums, and internships. All programs provide opportunities to interact with faculty and to participate in both undergraduate and graduate research.
NEHS offers the following undergraduate degrees:
Bachelor of Science: Clinical Physiology
Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science
Bachelor of Science: FSN-Dietetics Specialization
Bachelor of Science: FSN-Foods and Nutrition Specialization
Bachelor of Science: Paramedicine
NEHS offers the following supporting minors:
Food Service Management
NEHS offers the following certificate programs:
Emergency Medical Technician
Dietetic Internship (Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
NEHS offers the following graduate degrees - (For details: See Graduate Studies and Research section:
Master of Science: Exercise Science
Master of Science: Nutrition
To be admitted to a major or minor, all students must:
- Meet with an advisor in the specific program of interest. Because of the variety of options and the pre-admission requirements of programs, it is advisable to meet with an advisor early to plan the program schedule and to facilitate timely graduation.
- Complete specific pre-admission requirements (see individual programs).
- Complete and file a major application with the department office, signed by the academic advisor and the program director. Application forms can be obtained from the advisor or the department office.
- Complete and file with the department office, a program of study that lists the required and elective courses necessary for program completion. Course of study forms can be obtained from the academic advisor.
Student Scholarly Activities:
The department is student oriented and all programs provide a wide range of laboratory and field experiences as part of specific degree requirements and degree options. Students who engage early in optional learning experiences gain a better understanding of their profession, are more competitive in the job market, and increase their chances for graduate school admission.
Exercise Science Club: All EXSC students are required to join the EXSC Club. This student-run organization meets regularly to discuss academic planning and career opportunities, performs service activities, and plans recreational outings.
Nutrition Science Club: The NSC provides opportunities for students to use their knowledge and skills in performing service activities, learn about career opportunities, discuss academic planning, and engage in recreational activities.
EMT Club: The EMT Club is a student organization that is purposed to provide basic life support services to on-campus activities as a means of first-line-response. The EMT Club is comprised of current students that are certified emergency medical technicians. The EMT Club is supervised by a faculty member of the Paramedic Program and is provided the necessary emergency medical equipment and continuing education to provide essential emergency medical services.
Additional fees are assessed for many of the department’s laboratory and field experience courses. These fees are used to partially support materials purchased and transportation costs.
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the university and of the specific degree program of study.
- Application for the bachelor’s degree must be filed by the second Friday of the quarter preceding the quarter in which the degree is to be received. Instructions and deadlines are available through Registrar Services.
College of Education and Professional Studies Information
Administration and Organization
Paul Ballard, (Black Hall, room 228)
Ethan Bergman, PhD RDN (Black Hall, room 228)
VACANT (Black Hall, room 228)
Mail Stop 7415
The mission of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) is to prepare competent, enlightened citizens who will enhance their respective professions, commit themselves to socially responsible leadership, and help develop the global economy in a spirit of cooperation. Each academic unit of the college has developed specific goals to address this mission.
Graduates of the College of Education and Professional Studies programs are Professionally Prepared and Profession Ready, or P3R. Graduates enter the job force right after graduation and make an immediate positive impact on their profession.
The Education programs at CWU are all about preparing students to enter the greatest profession in the world….Teaching! Our Education programs approach learning in a supportive and positive environment where students and staff share responsibility for knowledge, and where students and staff value working and learning together. Graduates enter their teaching positions after graduation and make an immediate positive impact on the students they teach.
CEPS facilitates communication between and among the respective disciplines that contribute to the preparation of educators, including teachers, school administrators, and school psychologists. Supporting the mission, purpose, and governance structure of CEPS is the constructivist philosophy-a belief that knowledge is actively created by learners and made meaningful when learners relate new information to prior knowledge.
The Teacher Preparation Program is administered through CEPS. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into the Teacher Preparation Program. Students must apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and meet specific application criteria before being admitted. For more information about the Teacher Certification process, link to www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification/.
The Professional Studies at Central Washington University strives to deliver innovative applied science and technology programs that develop competent globally responsible citizens who contribute to their respective professions. The vision of Professional Studies at CWU is to be recognized as a premier learning community dedicated to providing relevant and authentic learning experiences.
College of Education and Professional Studies programs value:
- Excellence in teaching
- A rigorous academic and learning environment
- The preparation of students for successful careers
- Accreditation and industry standards
- Applied research
- Creative, diverse and innovative ideas
- Open, collaborative environments
- Partnerships with external constituents
- The use of current technology
- Professionalism, integrity, and responsible citizenship
- Life balance
For more information about the Departments and Programs, go to the departments listed below.
The Department of Aerospace Students (AFROTC). CWU’s Air Force ROTC detachment is designed to recruit, educate and commission officer candidates with a mission of developing quality leaders for the Air Force.
The Department of Aviation is a regional leader in professional aviation education, attracting individuals with a passion for the combined art and science of flight. Established in 1975, it is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Pacific Northwest. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Aviation Management and Professional Pilot and has a stellar reputation for preparing students for the demands of the industry.
The Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum houses the Professional Education Program (PEP), Field Experiences, Instructional Foundations undergraduate degree, and Master Teacher Graduate Program.
The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction Management offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Construction Management, Safety and Health Management, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Technology Education. The department also offers a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering Technology.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers degree programs in: Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising; Business and Marketing Education; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Family Studies; Global Wine Studies; and Recreation, Tourism and Event Management. The department offers a graduate Master of Science with specializations in Family Studies and Career and Technical Education, and is the home of the International Sustainable Development Institute.
The Department of Health, Educational Administration and Movement Studies. Graduates in this department are prepared to enter careers as physical education and school health teachers or in a wide variety of public health/community settings. They also have master level degrees in School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Higher Education, Health, and Physical Education with a specialization in Athletic Administration.
The Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) offers high demand undergraduate and graduate programs blending technical skills with soft skills in the areas of Administrative Management, Information Technology, Web and Database Management, Retail Management Technology, Network Management, Project Management, and Cybersecurity. Degree programs are offered on campus, hybrid, 100% online, and self-paced competency based. Find out more: www.cwu.edu/it-management
The Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Education (LLSE) offers programs for teacher candidates interested in developing educational pK-12 specialties in Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language; Literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening); and Special Education. Each program leads to an endorsement for the Washington State teaching certificate.
The Department of Military Science (AROTC) houses the Army ROTC program at CWU. The mission of the Wildcat Battalion is to recruit, educate, coach, mentor and commission outstanding scholars, athletes and leaders inspired for service in our nation’s Army.
The Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences prepares students in a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans including clinical physiology, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, and paramedicine.
The Department of Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children (TEACH) is committed to ensuring graduates are prepared to be outstanding educational leaders and facilitators of learning who demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to educate and work within a diverse school population.
Aerospace Studies (AFROTC): Richard Warr, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Peterson Hall, room 203)
Aviation: Sundaram Nataraja, PhD (Black Hall, room 225-1)
Educational Foundations and Curriculum: Ian Loverro, PhD (Black Hall, room 101)
Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction: Lad Holden, Master of Technology (Hogue Hall, room 107)
Family and Consumer Sciences: Rob Perkins, EdD and Duane Dowd, PhD (Michaelsen Hall, room 100)
Health, Educational Administration, and Movement Studies: Heidi Henschel-Pellett, EdD (Dorothy Purser Hall, room 114)
Information Technology and Administrative Management: Robert Lupton, PhD (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 203)
Language, Literacy, and Special Education: Janet Finke, PhD (Black Hall, room 204-6)
Military Science (AROTC): Jonathan Ackiss, Lt. Colonel (Peterson Hall, room 202G)
Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences: Keith Monosky, PhD (Dorothy Purser Hall, room 114)
Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children: Keith Salyer, PhD (Black Hall, room 101)