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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Health and Human Development

Begin Date: Summer Session 2003
End Date: Summer Session 2011

Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: June 12, 2008

Dietetic Food Systems Management (ENROLLMENT HOLD) - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Health and Human Development (2EDSM): offered only via World Campus

PROFESSOR ELLEN P. BARBROW, in charge, Penn State University Park

An associate degree in Dietetic Food Systems Management helps broaden a student’s knowledge of food service management and nutrition and allows for the application of that knowledge in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, and community programs. The major is designed to provide a foundation in general education and a strong management orientation balanced with technical skills needed in food service management and nutrition care.

Students in the major are required to take a prescribed set of core courses in dietetic food systems management and then may choose a specific emphasis by selecting a series of courses in either health care or school food service. Employment in an approved health care facility, community nutrition program, or school nutrition program is required for admission to the major. Graduates with a health care emphasis who were supervised by a registered dietitian in the clinical setting are eligible for active membership in the American Dietetic Association and can become Registered Dietetic Technicians after passing the credentialing examination. Students choosing to emphasize school food service are eligible for certification with the American School Food Service Association.

This major is available only through distance education, but students may complete General Education program requirements through resident instruction.

For the Associate in Science degree in Dietetic Food Systems Management, 60 credits are required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

(6-9 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 2-5 credits

(This includes 6-9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS; 0-3 credits of GN; 3 credits of GS.)

D S M 101(3)[1], D S M 195(3)[1], D S M 205(3)[1], D S M 250(3)[1], ENGL 015 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
D S M 260(4)[1], D S M 295W(4)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

Select 3 credits from NUTR 151(3)[1] or NUTR 251 GHA(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from HD FS 129 GS(3) or PSYCH 100 GS(3) or SOC 001 GS(3)(Sem: 1-2)
Select from either a or b:

a. Health Care (14 credits)
D S M 100(1)[1], BI SC 004 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
NUTR 252(4)[1], NUTR 359(2) [1] (Sem: 3-4)
NUTR 253(3) or D S M 280(3) (Sem: 3-4)
D S M 295A(1) (Sem: 3-4)

b. School Food Service (14 credits)
D S M 105(2)[1], D S M 204(3)[1], D S M 275(3)[1] (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from HD FS 129 GS(3), HD FS 229 GS(3), HD FS 315 US(3), or HD FS 315W US(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits of supporting courses from an approved department list. (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2003

Blue Sheet Item #: 31-06-041

Review Date: 6/13/08

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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