Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: February 3, 2020
Date of Second Reading: March 2, 2020
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Dietetics
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The BS in dietetics prepares students with the required coursework and skill set to apply for a dietetic internship required to sit for the registration exam to become a registered dietitian, which is a food and nutrition expert. In addition to a core of
professional nutrition courses, students will complete a broad range of science, management and communication classes. The program emphasizes the application of nutrition within clinical, community, food production and wellness areas.