Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2003
University Park, College of Health and Human Development
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 technician 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, 67 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 front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 3-6 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 49 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 (23 credits)
Select 3 credits from NUTR 151(3) or NUTR 251 GHS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from SOC 001 GS(3) or PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from D S M 265(3), D S M 270(3), D S M 280(3), or HRIM 319(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select either a or b:
a. Health Care (14 credits)
D S M 100(1), BI SC 004 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
NUTR 252(4), NUTR 359(2)  (Sem: 3-4)
Select 4 credits in consultation with adviser from University-wide offerings that enhance competence in a health care career (Sem: 3-4)
b. School Food Service (14 credits)
ACCTG 200(3), D S M 105(2), D S M 204(3), HRIM 337(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from HD FS 129 GS(3), HD FS 229 GS(3), HD FS 315 DF(3), or HD FS 315W;DF(3) (Sem: 3-4)
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 1998
Blue Sheet Item #: 26-01-064
Review Date: 1/30/00