Feb 29, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition: Secondary Teacher Certification in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science, B.S.


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About the Nutrition Bachelor’s Program


This program emphasizes the role of nutrition in the health and well-being of people. The degree prepares competent professionals for nutrition careers in hospitals, schools, colleges, food service, business and government agencies. Completion of courses for the Specialized Certificate in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science offers students the opportunity to secure a family and consumer sciences teacher certification to teach nutrition in secondary schools. Nutritional sciences courses also contribute to the science and health education of students who take the introductory level classes or take additional classes for a minor in nutrition. Students who graduate with this degree must earn a C or better in all major and supporting coursework. Any variation from this is subject to department approval.

Teacher Certification


This option offers a career path for those interested in teaching nutrition at the junior high school and high school levels (grades 8-12). Students complete a broad base of nutrition courses along with those that lead to teacher certification. Graduates will be eligible for a Specialized Certificate in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science. Students seeking certification must meet all requirements outlined in the College of Education section of this catalog. Admission requirements for the teaching program include the completion of approximately 60 hours with an overall 2.75 GPA or better and a satisfactory level of performance on the Accuplacer test or equivalent. Other requirements include a 2.75 GPA or better in professional education courses in the teaching field and a grade of C or better in all required concentration and support courses. To be recommended for certification, graduates must achieve a satisfactory level of performance on the TExES examinations prescribed by the State Board of Education.

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 17


Second Year


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 12


Total Hours: 120


* Choose from core curriculum  requirements.

Note:


FCSE 3301  requires application and advisor approval.

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