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Curriculum Outline MS - Integrated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (IPND)

The 53 - credit, 1050 supervised hours MS-IPND Track is comprised of the courses below. There are two path options for the program, a 2-year and a 3-year, at the bottom of this page you will see a sample sequence of courses by semester for each of the paths. Each course is 3 credits except where noted. Classes meet once per week, Monday thru Thursday mornings or afternoons (occasionally a class may need to be scheduled in the evening), and are in-class, hybrid or online as noted in the CunyFirst online semester course schedule. Supervised Experiential Learning (SEL) Practices meet Monday-Friday. The online schedule, registration, and student records system for all CUNY institutions is known as CunyFirst. To locate the Nutrition courses & schedule, in CunyFirst, select 'Hunter', the semester and year, and for department: 'Public Health-NUTR.' Graduate course numbers are 70000 - 79999.

COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS - for the 2 year (24 months) path

COMPONENT
Prerequisite Courses (34 minimum credits)

General Chemistry w/lab, 4 credits

Organic Chemistry w/lab, 4 credits

Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab, 4 credits**

Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab, 4 credits**

Microbiology, 3 credits

Biochemistry, 3 credits

*Intro to Nutrition, 3 credits

*Intro to Food Science I, 3 credits

Intro Statistics or higher, 3 credits

Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, or Sociology, 3 credits

TOTAL 34 prerequisite credits (students can take courses with a higher credit value)

*Can be taken as self-study for no credit with a challenge exam given by Hunter Nutrition 3x per year. Science prerequisites require a minimum grade of C. Nutrition/Food Science prerequisites require a minimum grade of B or 80% for the challenge exam.

** A 1 (one) semester course in Anatomy with lab (4 credits) plus a 1 (one) semester course in Physiology with lab (4 credits) can be taken in lieu of A&P 1 & A&P 2.


Didactic Coursework  (total 41 credits, courses 3 credits each unless otherwise noted)

PH 75000 Biostatistics or equivalent

NUTR 72500 Nutrition Research

NUTR 71500 Food Service and Management

NUTR 72000 Community Nutrition Education

NUTR 73300 Nutrition and Human Development

NUTR 73100 Advanced Nutrition I

NUTR 73200 Advanced Nutrition II

NUTR 73400 Clinical Nutrition I

NUTR 73500 Clinical Nutrition II

NUTR 74600 Nutrition and Disease

NUTR 74700 Advanced Nutrition & Assessment Lab (1 credit)

NUTR 74800 Nutrition Assessment & Counseling

NUTR 75600 Food Science & Environment

NUTR 75700 Food Science & Environment Lab (1 credit)

NUTR 78000 Capstone including Comprehensive Exam (3 credit)


Supervised Experiential Learning (SEL) Rotations/Seminar (total 12 credits: courses 3 credits each)

NUTR 70000 Seminar in Dietetics Practice

NUTR 70100 Pre- Professional Practice-Clinical

NUTR 70200 Pre-Professional Practice – Food Service

NUTR 70300 Pre-Professional Practice -Community
Supervised Practice (total approx. 1050 hours)

Community Nutrition/Research: approx. 400 hours

Food Service: approx. 200 hours

Clinical Nutrition: approx. 450 hours
NUTR Culminating
Experience

NUTR 78003 Capstone or NUTR 79000 Thesis

Graduate students in the IPND Track are required to take a Comprehensive Exam which is a component of the Capstone class taken the last semester. The exam also serves as preparation for the national registration exam for dietitians. A student must score at least 75% on the comprehensive exam; if  < 75%, s/he will be permitted to retake the exam. Upon completion of the DP academic coursework, and the Comprehensive Exam, students will receive a Verification Statement


Semester course sample for 2-year path

*subject to change

Fall 1: 18 credits

PH 75000 Biostatistics (3cr)

NUTR 71500 Food Service and Management (3 cr)

NUTR 72000 Community Nutrition Education with 100 hour field experience (3 cr)

NUTR 73100 Advanced Nutrition I (3 cr)

NUTR 73400 Clinical Nutrition I (3 cr) 

NUTR 70000 Dietetics seminar (3 cr) 

 

Winter: Supervised Practice (Food Service Management) 100 Hours

 Spring 1: 16 credits

NUTR 72500 Nutrition Research (3 cr)

NUTR 73200 Advanced Nutrition II (3) cr

NUTR 73500 Clinical Nutrition II (3 cr)

NUTR 75600 Food Science and Environment Lec (3 cr)

NUTR 75700 Food Science and Environment Lab (1 cr)

NUTR 70200 Dietetics seminar (3 cr)

 - Supervised Practice (Food Service Management) 100 Hours

 

Summer(optional):  Supervised Practice (Advanced Community) 300 Hours

 Fall 2: 10 credits

NUTR 74600 Nutrition and Disease (3 cr)

NUTR 74700 Adv Nutrition & Assessment Lab (1 cr)

NUTR 74800 Nutrition Assessment & Counseling (3 cr)

NUTR 70200 Dietetics seminar (3 cr)

-  Supervised Practice (Advanced Community) 300 Hours (if not completed in summer)

 

Winter: Supervised Practice (Clinical Rotation) 100 Hours

 

Spring 2: 9 credits

NUTR 73300 Nutrition and Human Development (3 cr)

NUTR 78000 Capstone (3 cr)

NUTR 70300 Dietetics seminar (3 cr)

- Supervised Practice (Clinical Rotation) 350 Hours

 

Semester course sample for 3-year path

*subject to change

Fall 1: 9 credits

PH 75000 Biostatistics (3cr)

NUTR 73100 Advanced Nutrition I (3 cr)

NUTR 73400 Clinical Nutrition I (3 cr) 

Spring 1: 6 credits

NUTR 73200 Advanced Nutrition II (3) cr

NUTR 73500 Clinical Nutrition II (3 cr) 

Summer 1(optional):  Community Field Experience 100 Hours

Fall 2: 12 Credits

NUTR 74600 Nutrition and Disease (3 cr)

NUTR 71500 Food Service and Management (3 cr)

NUTR 72000 Community Nutrition Education with 100 hour field experience (if not completed in summer) (3 cr)

NUTR 70000 Dietetics seminar (3 cr) 

Spring 2: 10 Credits

NUTR 72500 Nutrition Research (3 cr)

NUTR 75600 Food Science and Environment Lec (3 cr)

NUTR 75700 Food Science and Environment Lab (1 cr)

NUTR 70200 Dietetics seminar (3 cr)

 - Supervised Practice (Food Service Management) 100 Hours

Fall 3: 7 credits

NUTR 74700 Adv Nutrition & Assessment Lab (1 cr)

NUTR 74800 Nutrition Assessment & Counseling (3 cr)

NUTR 70100 Dietetics seminar (3 cr)

-  Supervised Practice (Advanced Community) 300 Hours (if not completed in summer)

 

Winter 3: Supervised Practice (Clinical Rotation) 100 Hours

 

Spring 3: 9 credits

NUTR 73300 Nutrition and Human Development (3 cr)

NUTR 78000 Capstone (3 cr)

NUTR 70300 Dietetics seminar (3 cr)

- Supervised Practice (Clinical Rotation) 350 Hours

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