Visit website: www.nut.tcu.edu
Department office: Bass 106 - Maps: www.maps.tcu.edu
The Department of Nutritional Sciences employs five full-time faculty members and offers four major areas of study: Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP), Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), Nutrition, and Food Management. These programs combine coursework emphasizing the foundations of dietetic knowledge and skills in communications, physical and biological sciences, social sciences, research, food, nutrition, management, healthcare systems, and education. Each program also provides students with opportunities to enhance life-long skills, with learning that develops personal and professional attitudes and values, reinforces ethical practices, and encourages leadership and decision-making skills. All Nutritional Sciences majors complete 120 hours of Supervised Practice in Nutrition Research under mentorship by program faculty as partial fulfillment of degree requirements. The TCU CP and DPD currently hold accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of The American Dietetic Association, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-0040, ext. 5400. The supervised practice component of the CP includes a 1200 hour commitment with a Nutrition Education Concentration. The CP and DPD boast a first-time pass rate on the national examination for dietitians of 95% and 80%, respectively. Detailed information about these programs may be found at http://www.nut.tcu.edu/academics.html. The Department of Nutritional Sciences also offers a Minor in Nutrition.
Degrees offered: B.S.