Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
At the end of the sophomore year, students apply for entrance into the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. (To remain in the major, dietetics students are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in their freshman and sophomore years.) In addition to the GPA requirement of 3.0, students must provide references, an essay, and a complete application form. An interview with the Program Admissions Committee is also required. Qualified Seton Hill students are given preference over students transferring from other institutions.
Transfer and postbaccalaureate students must provide the Seton Hill's Nutrition and Dietetics Program director and registrar with official transcripts of previous college work in addition to the other application materials.
If the following courses were not taken within 10 years of admittance to Seton Hill, postbaccalaureate and transfer students will be required to retake the course or will be required to achieve a minimum of seventy percent on a challenge exam.
- Biochemical Principles
- Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- Principles of Nutrition
- Food Science and Technology II
A student may earn credit for supervised practice experiences NT326 Food Service Systems Management I Supervised Practice, and partial credit for NNT310 Health Promotion and Nutrition Education Supervised Practice and NT415 Medical Nutrition Therapy I Supervised Practice by completing a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Portfolio that successfully documents prior learning. The student must provide evidence of achievement of supervised practice competencies. The instructor will provide competencies and requirements for specific supervised practices. In order to be considered eligible to complete a PLA, the student must have worked for a minimum of one year in a position or positions being used to document prior learning.
After successfully completing all requirements of the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, the postbaccalaureate student will be awarded a Certificate in Dietetics or a second bachelor's degree depending on the number of credits required for program completion. Students who wish to earn a second bachelor's degree should consult Seton Hill's Registrar's Office for credit requirements.
The Seton Hill University Coordinated Program in Nutrition/Dietetics adheres to the Seton Hill nondiscrimination policy, which can be found in the University catalog under Introduction.
If an applicant or student believes that his/her rights have not been protected, the student is encouraged to initiate a grievance procedure to resolve the situation. Grievance procedures can found in the University catalog, under Adacemic Policies.