Begin Date: Summer Session 2003
End Date: Summer Session 2011
PROGRAM CURRENTLY ON HOLD;
NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: June 12, 2008
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)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(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
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 43 credits
(This includes 6-9 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS; 0-3 credits of GN; 3 credits of GS.)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (20 credits)
Select 3 credits from NUTR 151(3) or NUTR 251 GHA(3) (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:
b. School Food Service (14 credits)
D S M 105(2), D S M 204(3), D S M 275(3) (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)
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
HH via World Campus