Jul 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Nutrition, B.S.


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Bachelor of Science
Curriculum 0298 Requirements

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Department  

Suggested Semester Plan: Program Pathway  

General Education Requirements


Students must meet requirements for general education; see The Cardinal Core Curriculum  for details. Certain courses that fulfill major or cognate requirements may also apply to general education.

Select one of the following tracks (18-21 cr.):


Dietetics Track (21 cr.)


The Dietetics Track is a didactic program in dietetics, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Completion of this track leads to eligibility to pursue certification by the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) as a registered dietitian-nutritionist (RD or RDN) or dietetic technician, registered (DTR or DTRN). To take the RD registration exam, attainment of the college degree must be followed by supervised professional experience obtainable through ACEND-approved or accredited programs such as a dietetic internship. Students may apply for internship admission in the senior year. Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Unique to SUNY Plattsburgh Nutrition Majors is that they may start graduate coursework their senior year in the 100% online M.S. Program in Fitness & Wellness Leadership or apply as pre-select applicant to SUNY Oneonta’s combined MS in Nutrition Dietetic Internship program.

Food and Nutrition Track (18 cr.)


The Food and Nutrition Track does not meet the ACEND requirements as a Didactic Program in dietetics. However, students who graduate in this track and wish to earn Commission on Dietetic Registration credentials may do so by pursuing an ACEND-accredited Future Education Model Graduate Program, which provides the remaining required nutrition and dietetics coursework and supervised experiential learning to meet ACEND’s competency requirements to be eligible to become a Registered Dietitian Nutrititonist (RDN).

  • Completion of a minor or focus area (including premedical coursework) to align with the student’s professional goals, chosen in consultation with an academic advisor. Note: most students will need at least 9 credits of upper division coursework in this track to fulfill upper division requirements.

Electives 0 Credits


Certain major/cognate courses may also satisfy GE requirements thus increase elective credits accordingly.

Total Credits minimum 120


Additional Degree Requirements


  1. Minimum grade of “C” in all required nutrition (FNI) and cognate courses.
  2. Required cognate and nutrition courses can be repeated only once.
  3. A student may repeat no more than three required cognate and nutrition courses.
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA maintained at 2.8 or higher. If cumulative GPA is less than 2.8, it must be raised to a minimum of 2.8 by the next semester to remain in the Nutrition Program.
  5. FNI 443 , FNI 445 , FNI 446 , FNI 450 , and FNI 451  must be taken at SUNY Plattsburgh.
  6. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all required major courses (Major Departmental Requirements).
  7. Completion of all Undergraduate Degree Requirements .

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