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2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management

M. Margaret Barth, Chair

John Arrowood Lisa S. McAnulty Martin M. Root
K. Lanae Ball Laura H. McArthur Thomas K. Ross
Melissa M. Bryan Elizabeth S. McGrady James C. Sokell
Melissa D. Gutschall Paul B. Moore Trent J. Spaulding
Sarah R. Jordan Murugi Ndirangu Kyle L. Thompson
Sandi J. Lane Susan D. Roggenkamp David R. Williams

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:

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Foods (840*/51.3101)
     with concentrations in Dietetics (840B) and Foodsystems Management (840C)
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management (845A/51.0701)
Undergraduate minor in Nutrition and Foods (840/51.3101)
Undergraduate minor in Health Care Management (845/51.0701)
Master of Science in Nutrition (841A/51.3101)

Nutrition is concerned with food quality, 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, the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon graduation, the student is qualified for an accredited internship in an accredited hospital or other acceptable institutions, thus becoming eligible for Academy membership and Registered Dietitian status. The Nutrition and Foods, Foodsystems Management concentration prepares students for management positions in various foodsystems, including restaurants, hotels, and institutional foodservice - schools, hospitals and colleges.

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.

Graduate Degree

The Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management offers a Master of Science degree in Nutrition. Persons interested in this graduate degree program in nutrition are requested to consult the Graduate Bulletin for further information.


    Bachelor of ScienceMinor


      Health Care ManagementNutrition