M. Margaret Barth, Chair
Full Faculty Listing
Nutrition and Health Care Management is concerned with the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The two areas have a specific focus and prepare entry level professionals who can demonstrate competency and function effectively in their chosen career.
The Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management offers the following:
Nutrition and Foods - Dietetics Concentration, BS
Nutrition and Foods - Foodsystems Management Concentration, BS
Health Care Management, BS
Nutrition and Foods Minor
Health Care Management Minor
Nutrition is concerned with food quality, food security, safety and adequacy; nutrition and diet; and the effective management of foodsystems. The Nutrition and Foods, Dietetics concentration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon graduation, the student is qualified for an accredited Dietetic Internship.
The Nutrition and Foods, Foodsystems Management concentration prepares students for management positions in various foodsystems, including restaurants, hotels, nonprofit organizations, governmental and public health agencies and institutional foodservice - school systems, healthcare organizations, and colleges, as well as hospitality and tourism, global food systems, and sustainability. Students in both concentrations - Dietetics and Foodsystems Management - complete internships. Dietetics students complete a 200 hour internship in one or more of the areas of clinical, community, and/or foodservice. Those in Foodsystems Management complete a 200 hour internship in one food service operation or organization.
Health Care Management prepares students for entry level administrative or management jobs in health delivery organizations (such as hospitals, physician’s offices, long-term care facilities or outpatient centers), health-related government agencies or other businesses that support health care delivery (insurers, medical suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, etc.) As a component of the degree requirements, students will complete an internship of 300 hours in a health care or health-related organization where the student can apply principles and knowledge gained in the classroom setting. The Health Care Management degree is certified nationally by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
ProgramsBachelor of ScienceMinor
CoursesHealth Care ManagementNutrition