Agenda Item FA 15-55

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Doctorate) – (Nutrition & Dietetics)

New Courses & Programs of Study (1 package)

12/03/15: Passed

12/08/15: Approved

Log Number: 201508-5

Nutrition and Dietetics – Doctorate


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Doctor of Clinical Nutrition - Clinical Nutrition Major Advanced Practice Concentration


Summary of the Changes:
This request is for establishment of an online Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition that will prepare advanced level nutrition and dietetics practitioners to serve as leaders in the industry and contribute to the advancement of national health goals. This Advanced Practice Doctoral program will be available to master's prepared individuals who are currently credentialed or licensed to lead, supervise, evaluate and practice in the field of nutrition and dietetics. This program was developed to meet a documented regional, state and national workforce demand for advanced practice nutrition professionals related to projected increases in health problems associated with aging, diabetes, and obesity.
This proposed doctoral degree in Clinical Nutrition will be 54 credits post masters. Individuals completing the degree will have the advanced clinical scholar training required to work with other health professionals on complex medical problems and with clients with multiple co-morbidities and contribute to research in the area of nutrition and dietetics.
The flexibility of distance learning will provide these professionals who have a need for advanced level knowledge and skills in nutrition and dietetics the option of obtaining the advanced practice competencies without leaving their geographical area and enable them to implement evidence based outcome studies in their work settings. UNF will be the second university in the country to both offer this type of advanced practice degree program, and to offer it in a distant leaning format.
The proposed dietetics degree program is part of the UNF Master Plan and is included in the current SUS Strategic Plan List of Academic Degree Programs for Exploration. In addition, it meets all Programmatic Strategic Emphasis Areas: critical needs (education and health professions), economic development (regional workforce demand), and STEM.
The Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition was approved by the SUS of Florida Board of Governors on March 19th, 2015, effective Fall 2016.

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Advanced Topics in Nutrition Science (3 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to review and evaluate current and emerging topics in nutrition science. Topics and assignments will vary according to the latest research.

 

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Advanced Concepts in Nutrition and Wellness (3 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to review and analyze nutrition research related to prevention and wellness and its application to practice.

 

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Advanced Nutrition Leadership and Public Policy (3 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Students examine their own leadership qualities and evaluate skills needed for leadership roles in nutrition and dietetics. The management and leadership principles presented are examined in the context of current public policy issues.

 

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Advanced Nutrition Counseling
(3 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course provides an overview, analysis, and application of counseling theories and techniques to complex situations related to nutrition and dietetics within the context of the nutrition care process. Students examine different and emerging approaches to nutrition counseling and develop techniques for varied populations.

 

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Pre-Doctoral Project (3 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
"NGR7843: Stat Interp for Adv Prac"

Course Description:

Co-requisite: NGR7843: Stat Interp for Adv Prac
This course will prepare advanced level nutrition and dietetics practitioners to conduct outcomes based research related to nutrition and dietetics practice.

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Doctoral Project (v. 3-9 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"HUN7XXX: Pre-doctoral"
AND "NGR7843: Stat Interp for Adv Prac"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisites:HUN 7xxx - Pre-Doctoral Project and NGR 7843 - Statistical Interpretation for Advanced Practice. Students work with their faculty mentor to begin and complete their outcomes study. Students must register for a total of 9 credits during the program.

 

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Advanced Concepts in Clinical Nutrition (3 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to evaluate the status of current practice in clinical nutrition. Students examine current issues surrounding evidence-based clinical practice and analyze their implications for patient care.

 

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Grant Development (3 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The course will cover elements involved in the development, preparation, submission and review of grant applications to a variety of funding sources including public institutions and private foundations.

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Advanced Practice Residency
(v. 3-9 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

The DCN Advanced Practice Residency will provide comprehensive, evidence-based didactic and experiential education that develops the student’s advanced practice skills in a specific focus area. Students must register for a total of 9 credits during the program.

 

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Doctoral Seminar in Nutrition
(3 crs)

HUN

Doctorate (7xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"HUN7xxx: Doctoral Project"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite: HUN7xxx Doctoral Project.
In this course students develop a presentation based on the findings from their doctoral research project and present that information at a professional conference or health care research colloquium.