2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Nutrition Science, B.S.

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  • Karen Harouse- Bell, M.S., R.D., CDCES, L.D.N., Program Director
  • Doreen Tracy, M.S., R.D.


The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science provides the student with foundational knowledge in preparation of becoming a registered dietitian/nutritionist and also provides a solid education and practical training for a variety of career opportunities in food an nutrition.  It also provides students with a well-rounded understanding of nutrition science and food systems management.  Students learn nutrition over the lifes cycle and equips students with heal communication skills.  These skills and knowledge will help prepare students for a vatiety of positions in the healthcare, industry, government or continue stdiesina graduate or professional school. 

Students are able to choose whether to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their applications. It is preferred incoming freshmen have a minimum 1030 SAT or a minimum 20 ACT composite score, and a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.2. Transfer students with a minimum college cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum dietetics major grade point average of 3.0 would be eligible for admission into the major and a guaranteed seat in the program if seats are available. 

Seton Hill courses SBL141, SCH 202, SHL214, SHL216, SNT120, SNT121, SNT220, SNT300, SNT350 or equivalent courses from another institution must be taken within ten years of admittance to the Program. If not, the course(s) must be retaken, or the student must successfully complete an assessment of prior learning. 

For retention in the major and progression into the graduate program, all students must make required progress in the course of study and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum dietetics major grade point average of 3.0.  Students are required to have physical examinations, specific titers and immunizations, clearances, and insurances to participate in supervised experiential learning. In addition, students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from supervised sites.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Synthesize scientific information and research to perform evidence- based practice.
  2. Display beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors appropriate for the professional level of dietetics practice.
  3. Create and deliver information, products, and services to divers individuals and groupswith integrity and respect
  4. Employ principles of management in the provision of food and nutrition services in a variety of settings
  5. Display entrepreneurial skills in preparation for future practice
  6. Apply foundational sciences to food and nutritional knowledge to meet the needs of individuals, groups and organizations. 


All candidates for the Bachelors of Science portion of the Integrated Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics must complete the following criteria:

  • Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements
  • capstone assessment requirement
  • all required courses for the major
  • Have earned at least 120 credits posted on her/his Seton Hill transcript

The capstone assessment includes completion of an electronic portfolio consisting of specific assignments that demonstrate achievement of the nutrition and dietetics learning objectives and a reflection paper that addresses how the student integrated the University and program learning objectives with study in their major.

  For the description of the graduate program in nutrition and dietetics and a listing of the required graduate courses, please refer to the Nutrition and Dietetics, M.S. (Integrated Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics)  


Nutrition Science Curriculum

Bachelor of Science

Total credits: 48

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