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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 Fall & Spring semesters, 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. In addition, one class is given the Summer I preceeding the first Fall semester and one class Summer II; both online either fully or partially asynchronous. Lastly, supervised Experiential Learning (SEL) rotations may meet Monday-Friday when the schedule allows and are usually scheduled on days when classes are not held during the semester. Students must maintain an average GPA of 3.0 throughout the program in accordance with Hunter College Graduate Policies. All students must complete a minimum of 53 credits of the Program Coursework, demonstrate required competence, meet all SEL requirements-including the minimum hours, as well as comply with all policies, procedures, and standards of professional behavior in order to graduate from the program and receive a Verification Statement. 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. Note: Fall semester at Hunter typically starts the last week of August pre-Labor Day.

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 & Management

NUTR 72000 Community Nutrition Education

NUTR 73300 Nutrition & 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 & 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 78003 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

Summer 1: 3 credits:   PH 75000 Biostatistics (3cr) - typically online asynchronous for 8 weeks beginning last week in May


Fall 1: 15 credits

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 2:   3 credits

NUTR 73300 Nutrition and Human Development (3 cr)
(optional):  Supervised Practice (Advanced Community) 300 Hours


 Fall 2: 13 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)

NUTR 78003 Capstone (3 cr) -- register Fall with work continuing & graded in Spring 2


Winter: Supervised Practice (Clinical Rotation) 100 Hours

 

Spring 2: 3 credits

NUTR 70300 Dietetics seminar (3 cr) plus 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

Summer 2: NUTR 73300 Nutrition and Human Development (3 cr) - online partially or fully asynchronous beginning late May for 8 to 10 weeks

Fall 3: 10 credits

NUTR 74700 Adv Nutrition & Assessment Lab (1 cr)

NUTR 74800 Nutrition Assessment & Counseling (3 cr)

NUTR 70100 Dietetics seminar (3 cr)

NUTR 78000 Capstone (3 cr) -- register but with work continuing into Spring 2 along with final grade posting

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

 

Winter 3: Supervised Practice (Clinical Rotation) 100 Hours

 

Spring 3: 3 credits

NUTR 70300 Dietetics seminar (3 cr)

- Supervised Practice (Clinical Rotation) 350 Hours

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