Curriculum Overview

A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the Health Professions section of the official JMU Undergraduate Catalog.

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Course Sequence and Schedule for Dietetics Majors

Please note that courses taken out of sequence may result in an extended program completion time.

Prerequisite Courses

Fall 1 (15)  Spring 1 (15-16) 
Quantitative math requirement CHEM 131 & 131L General Chemistry I/L
Cluster 1 NUTR 295 Foundations of Nutr. Prac. or Cluster 2
Cluster 1 Cluster 1
Cluster 2 PSYC 101 or 160 General Psyc or Life Span Hum. Dev.
Cluster 5 Cluster 4

Fall 2 (12-13)  Spring 2 (14) 
CHEM 132 & 132L General Chem II/L        BIO 270 & 270L Human Physiology/L
NUTR 280 Nutrition for Wellness or Cluster 2  Cluster 2 or NUTR 280 Nutrition for Wellness
Cluster 2 or NUTR 295 Foundations of Nutr. Prac. POSC 225 US Government
MATH 220 Elementary Statistics       HTH 210 Medical Terminology
  (apply for admission to program)

Professional Program

Fall 3 (16)  Spring 3 (13-17)  Summer 3 (3)
CHEM 241 & 241L Organic Chem/L           CHEM 260 & 260L Biochem/L NUTR 490 Field Experience
HTH 354 US & Global Healthcare Sys. NUTR 363* Quantity Food Production  
NUTR 340 Science of Food Prep NUTR 362 Food Service Systems  
NUTR 380 Global Nutrition  NUTR 384 Clinical Nutrition I  
NUTR 385 Nutr. Throughout the Lifecycle NUTR 360 Management in Dietetics  

Fall 4 (13-17)  Spring 4 (14) 
BIO 290 & 290L Human Anatomy/L BIO 245 & 245L Gen Microbiology/L
NUTR 363* Quantity Food Production  NUTR 484 Clinical Nutrition II
NUTR 482 Nutrition & Metabolism NUTR 486 Counseling Skills for Dietetics
NUTR 485 Community Nutrition NUTR 446 Experimental Foods
NUTR 495 Senior Seminar in Dietetics IPE 415 Healthcare Ethics   

* NUTR 363 must be taken spring of junior year OR fall of senior year and NUTR 340 is a prerequisite

Additional Courses to Consider (NOT required):

  • Sports Nutrition (NUTR 382)
  • Exercise and Nutrition in Chronic Disease (NUTR 455)