Clinical Nutrition

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/index.html

The Major Program

The Clinical Nutrition major provides students with training in normal and therapeutic nutrition, biological and social sciences, food science, communication, business management and food service management. This major fulfills the academic requirements for admission into a dietetics internship or the equivalent, which must be completed before qualifying for registration as a dietitian.

The Program. The Clinical Nutrition major (formerly Dietetics) includes the same basic core of nutrition classes as the Nutrition Science major, but includes additional courses such as food service management, education, sociology, and communication skills to prepare for work with the public. Clinical Nutrition students spend the first two years completing preparatory course work in the basic biological sciences, along with several of the social sciences. In the final two years, students take courses in normal and clinical nutrition, food science, biochemistry, and management techniques.

Entering freshman or transfer students are assumed to have basic computer skills and to demonstrate mathematics competency adequate to pass the Math Placement Exam with a minimum score of 25.

Major Advisor. Francene Steinberg (Nutrition) 

Advising Center for the major is located in 3202 Meyer Hall; 530-752-2512.

Career Alternatives. The Clinical Nutrition major qualifies students to apply for a dietetic internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics enabling them to become a Registered Dietitian, the professional credential necessary to work in a clinical setting. Once dietitians are registered, they generally seek employment in administrative, therapeutic, teaching, research, or public health/public service positions in clinics, hospitals, schools, or other similar institutions. There is a growing role for dietitians working in settings outside of the traditional hospital (for example, in state and federal nutrition programs, nutrition education, Peace Corps and Cooperative Extension work). Students who complete the undergraduate preparation in clinical nutrition are also qualified to enter graduate programs in dietetics, nutrition science, public health nutrition, and food service management.

Written/Oral Expression
Units: 8
ENL 003
Introduction to Literature (Active)
4
or
UWP 001
Introduction to Academic Literacies (Active)
4
CMN 001
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
4
Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 47-48
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
or
ECN 001B
Principles of Macroeconomics (Active)
4
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
SOC 001
Introduction to Sociology (Active)
5
or
SOC 003
Social Problems (Active)
4
or
ANT 002
Cultural Anthropology (Active)
5
STA 013
Elementary Statistics (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 82
ARE 112
Fundamentals of Organization Management (Active)
4
ABI 102
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
ABI 103
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
FST 100A
Food Chemistry (Active)
4
FST 100B
Food Properties (Active)
4
FST 101A
Food Chemistry Laboratory (Active)
3
FST 101B
Food Properties Laboratory (Active)
2
FSM 120
Principles of Quantity Food Production (Active)
4
FSM 120L
Quantity Food Production Laboratory (Active)
2
FSM 122
Food Service Systems Management (Active)
3
MIC 102
Introductory Microbiology (Active)
3
MIC 103L
Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
2
NUT 111AY
Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (Active)
3
NUT 111B
Recommendations and Standards for Human Nutrition (Active)
2
NUT 112
Nutritional Assessment (Active)
4
NUT 116A
Clinical Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 116AL
Clinical Nutrition Practicum (Active)
3
NUT 116B
Clinical Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 116BL
Clinical Nutrition Practicum (Active)
3
NUT 118
Community Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 190
Proseminar in Nutrition (Active)
1
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
NPB 101L
Systemic Physiology Laboratory (Active)
3
Additional upper division Nutrition electives.
4
Total: 137-138