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2023-2024 University Catalog
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major: Clinical Nutrition

Degree: Doctor of Clinical Nutrition (DCN) Concentration: Advanced Practice 2023-2024

Informational Text

  • Satisfactorily complete all courses required by the program and approved by the university.
  • Satisfactorily complete all clinical requirements.
  • Attain a grade of "B" or better in all work counting toward the doctoral degree.
  • Satisfactorily complete the Advanced Practice Residency.
  • Satisfactorily complete and defend the final Doctoral Project.
  • All students in the Brooks College of Health programs will be held accountable to the most recent Code of Ethics, Guides for Professional Conduct, and/or Position Statements as developed by their respective disciplines. Refer to your program handbook and Brooks College of Health policy - Student Breach of Professional Behaviors
  • Be in good standing; not subject to any sanction by the University community or Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Core Requirements (15 credits)

HUN7803 Adv Topics in Nutrition Science (3 Credits)
HUN7518 Public Health Nutrition (3 Credits)
HUN7219 Adv Concepts in Clinical Nutri (3 Credits)
HUN7525 Adv Leadership & Public Policy (3 Credits)

SELECT 1 from the following:
HUN7625 Advanced Nutrition Counseling (3 Credits)
HUN7638 Teaching Nutrition in Higher Education (3 Credits)

Research Core Requirements (12 credits)

HUN7830 Research Methods I (3 Credits)
HUN7831 Research Methods II (3 Credits)
NGR7843 Stat Interp for Adv Prac (3 Credits)

SELECT Research Choice:
HUN7832 Survey Design and Validation (3 Credits) or
HUN7808 Qualitative Methods in Nutrition Research (3 Credits)

Practice Residency (6 credits)

HUN7943 Adv Practice Residency (1-6 Credits)

Dissertation (15 credits)

Students are expected to take at least 3 credits of HUN7981 and 6 to 9 credits of HUN7985 so that the total number of credits for both courses adds up to 12.

HUN7981 Pre-Doctoral Dissertation (1-6 Credits)
HUN7985 Doctoral Dissertation (1-9 Credits)
HUN7939 Doctoral Seminar in Nutrition (1-3 Credits)

Major Electives (6 credits)

SELECT 2 courses

Suggested Electives (Some of these may not be available online)
DIE6906 Independent Study (3 credits)
HUN7548 Nutrition for Global Health (3 credits)
HUN7820 Adv Concepts in Nutrition and Wellness (3 credits)
HUN7645 Current Trends in Nutrition/Dietetic (3 credits)
HUN7788 Nutritional Genomics (3 credits)
Courses from Certificate in Global Health
Courses from Certificate in Health Informatics