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Dietetics Track

Through program courses and service-learning experience, candidates are prepared to help people, organizations, and communities change lifestyle behaviors with the goal of moving toward a state of improved health, resulting in decreases of chronic disease and health care costs.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1101

English Composition 1

3
A2: MATH 1111

College Algebra

3
B1: COMM 1110

Public Speaking

3
B2: CS 1000

Practical Computing

1
E: Social Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.
  • Complete Area A2 Math C or better.
  • Earn 13 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1102

English Composition 2

3
F: MATH 1112

Trigonometry

3
E4: ANTH 1102, PSYC 1101, OR SOCI 1101

Intro to Anthropology, Intro to General Psychology, or Introductory Sociology

3
C1: Fine Arts 3
C2: Humanities 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • For best opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.

13 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 28 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
F: CMWL 2100

Intro to Health & Community Wellness

2
F: PHED 2628

First Aid & CPR for Ed majors

1
D1: CHEM 1211 + Lab

Principles of Chemistry 1

4
E: Social Science 3
E: Social Science 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 13 or more credit hours.
  • Complete Area F Courses with C or better.
  • For better opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.
  • Complete CMWL pre-test in CMWL 2100.
  • Must Pass CMWL 2100 with a C or better before beginning CMWL major Courses.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
F: PHED 2000

Fitness & Wellness

3
D2: MATH 1401

Elementary Statistics

3
CMWL 3210

Principles of Nutrition

3
D1: CHEM 1212 + Lab

Principles of Chemistry 2

4
CMWL 3401

Tech in Health and Community Wellness

3

Milestones:

  • Complete Area F Courses with a C or Better.
  • For best opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with B or better.
  • Maintain GPA 3.0 or better.

13 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 29 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 2411 + Lab

Organic Chemistry I

4
CMWL 2200

Social Determinants

3
CMWL 4103

Applied Research Methods in Health & Community Wellness

3
CMWL 3101

Mental and Emotional Wellness

3
HIST 4580, NUTR 4100, OR NUTR 4300

US Foodways, Nutrition Education and Counseling Strategies, or Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition

3

Milestone:

  • CHEM 2455 has a prerequisite.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
CMWL 3220

Health Promotion, Ed, and Program Eval

3
CMWL 3102

Psychology of Health and Wellness

3
F: BIOL 2251 + Lab

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

4
CMWL 3100

Lifespan Development

3
NUTR 3100

Lifecycle Nutrition

3

Milestones:

  • For better opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.
  • Maintain GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Receiving an A in NUTR 3100 may count towards graduate credit at Georgia State University.
  • CMWL 3102 has a prerequisite.

Term 3: Summer

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 2252 + Lab

Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

4

Milestones:

  • Complete CMWL course with C or Better.
  • For better opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.
  • Maintain GPA 3.0 or better.

 

16 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours + 4 Summer Credit Hours = 36 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
PHED 4501

Contemporary Health Issues

3
CMWL 3110

Program Evaluation in Community Settings

3
CMWL 4101

Worksite Wellness Programs

3
PHED 4603

Advanced Concepts of Personal Training

3
HIST 4580, NUTR 4100, OR NUTR 4300

US Foodways, Nutrition Education and Counseling Strategies, or Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition

3

Milestone:

  • CMWL 3110 and PHED 4603 have a prerequisite.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
CMWL 4100

Wellness Coaching

3
CMWL 4102

Service Learning in Health & C. Wellness

3
CMWL 4000

Exercise and Wellness Programming for Special Populations

3
CMWL 3240 OR CMWL 3302

Current Issues and Trends in Fitness and Wellness Leadership or Healthcare Leadership and Policy

3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Maintain 3.0 or better GPA.
  • Complete Service-Learning nutrition centered project.
  • Complete CMWL exit content exam for graduation.
  • CMWL 4100, CMWL 4102, and CMWL 4000 have a prerequisite.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 12 Spring Credit Hours = 27 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Complete ENGL 1101, 1102, and Area A2 Math courses with a C or better.

Middle Years:

  • Complete CMWL pre-test in CMWL 2100. Pass CMWL 2100 with a C or better before beginning CMWL major courses.
  • Receiving an A in NUTR 3100 may count towards graduate credit at Georgia State University.

Last Year:

  • Complete Service-Learning nutrition centered project.
  • Complete CMWL exit content exam for graduation.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Join S.H.I.F.T. (Health and Community Wellness Club).
  • Volunteer with the Wolf Wellness Lab.
  • Contact at least two registered dietitians to shadow/observe or interview.

Middle Years:

Last Year:

  • Obtain a student membership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Attend and network at the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference as a student member.

Broaden Your Perspectives

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

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