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The following courses are DHN Nutrition and Food Science graduate level courses: 

DHN 408G SEMINAR IN FOOD AND NUTRITION. (1)
Investigation of recent research in food and nutrition. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits. Nutritional sciences graduate students may not enroll for graduate credit. Prereq: Senior standing or consent of instructor. 

DHN 510 ADVANCED NUTRITION. (3)
Application of biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to the understanding of the utilization and function of nutrients in the body as related to the structure, function and metabolic needs of cells/organ systems. Dietetic students must take DHN 511 concurrently with DHN 510. Prereq: DHN 311 or BCH 401G or equivalent. 

DHN 512 MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY I. (4)
This course explores changes in nutrient metabolism related to biochemical and physiological alterations in disease conditions and application of the Nutrition Care Process. Content includes case study evaluations, medical nutrition therapies for disease conditions, and current research in the field. Prereq: DHN 311, 312, 403, 510 or concurrent with DHN 510 and enrollment is limited to dietetics majors.

DHN 514 DIETETICS: COUNSELING AND COMMUNICATION THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS. (3)
Counseling and communication theories are combined to study specific applications which include disease prevention, disease management and refinement of communication skills to enhance effectiveness as a practicing RD. Students will enhance their capacity to motivate others to practice healthy food behaviors. Active learners will develop a conceptual framework for future professional practice in dietetics as ethical counselors and facilitators of behavior change. Three credit hours. Prereq: NFS 312, 403, 510; must be taken concurrently with NFS 517. Enrollment is restricted to Dietetics majors.

DHN 516 MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION. (3)
Food selection for optimal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation and for infant and child development through preadolescence. Cultural, social, and psychological aspects of food selection and dietary patterns, as they relate to mental and physical development. Prereq: DHN 312 or consent of instructor.

DHN 517 MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY II. (3)
This course continues study of medical nutrition therapy topics, including trauma and enteral and parenteral nutrition. Content includes more advanced case study evaluations, medical nutrition therapies, and current research in the field. Prereq: DHN 512 and concurrent with DHN 514 and enrollment is limited to dietetics majors.

DHN 591 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FOODS AND NUTRITION. (1-3)
Intensive work on a specific phase of the field. Senior or graduate standing. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

DHN 603 ADVANCED COMMUNITY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (3)
The course focuses on concepts and theories of program development, use of planned goals and objectives such as Healthy Communities-goals and objectives, use of data from national monitoring, survey and surveillance programs, and community assessment to guide decision making for program development. Program marketing, staffing formulas, and grant writing and grant management, cost analysis and cost effectiveness reporting, and formative and summative evaluation of community programs complete the study. Prereq: Admission to graduate program.

DHN 607 FOOD RELATED BEHAVIORS. (3)
This team-taught course will provide background in topics and methods in food related behaviors to students in Nutritional Sciences and other interested students. The course will follow a problem-based learning approach, and will consist of 3 out of 4 modules in any given year. The four modules will be Social and Cultural Perspectives on Food, Psychological Perspectives on Food and Food Behaviors, Challenges to Community Food Security, and International Issues in Nutrition. (Same as ANT 607, NS 607, BSC 607.)

DHN 646 ADVANCED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY. (3)

This course will engage students in the latest technology used by the hospitality industry and the dietetics profession for advancement of human, material and financial resources. Strategies and applications using technology to gain competitive advantage will be investigated. Students should be able to examine the problems of technology in the hospitality and dietetics industries and to provide solutions. Students will have the opportunity to do the class completely on-line or a combination of traditional classroom and on-line teaching. Prereq: Admission to the graduate program.

DHN 648 MANAGEMENT OF HOSPITALITY AND DIETETICS ORGANIZATIONS. (3)
This course will engage students with the theories and their application in the area of leadership and management of people, resources, finances, information and internal and external customers as they relate to dietetics, food service and hospitality professions. Prereq: Admission to graduate program, DHN 346 or equivalent course.

DHN 690 ADVANCED WORK IN DIETETICS. (3)
Evaluation of administrative practices in dietetics. This course will examine topics related to managing dietetics services including medical nutrition therapy protocols, dietetics outcomes research, parenteral and enteral support, clinical pathways, JCAHO requirements, state and institutional policy controls, reimbursement for dietetics services, in-patient and out-patient quality management, and hospital outreach programs. Prereq: Admission to graduate program. Lecture only course.

DHN 694 STRATEGIC PLANNING IN HOSPITALITY, LODGING AND TOURISM. (3)
This course is designed to shape students' understanding of strategic planning as it relates to hospitality, lodging, and tourism. The concepts utilized to accomplish this objective represent several discipline areas such as: organizational theory, strategic management, and the function of management. Prereq: Admission to graduate program.

DHN 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH. (0)
Half-time to full-time work on thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters. Prereq: All course work toward the degree must be completed. (Same as NS 748.)

DHN 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE. (1-6)
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. (Same as NS 768.)

DHN 770 SEMINAR IN HOSPITALITY AND DIETETICS ADMINISTRATION. (1
Investigation of recent research in Hospitality and Dietetics Administration. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits.  

DHN 772 CURRENT TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY AND DIETETICS ADMINISTRATION. (2)
Faculty from different disciplines will provide in-depth coverage of selected topics in Hospitality and Dietetics Administration.

DHN 781 ADVANCED TRENDS ANALYSIS IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM. (3)
The student will investigate the major trends occurring in the hospitality, lodging, and tourism industry and develop analytical skills required to interpret them. Throughout the course, the student should be able to identify trends; their timing; the causal effects they have on organizations; the actual probability of their occurrence; and impact they will have on the organization. Prereq: Admission to graduate program.

DHN 782 SPECIAL PROBLEMS. (1-6)
Independent advanced work on a special problem in nutritional sciences. Prereq: Consent of graduate advisor. (Same as CNU/NS 782.)

DHN 784 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. (3)
A current events approach to the financial and accounting decision-making process in dietetics and hospitality administration. The course will prepare advanced students in dietetics and hospitality administration to analyze and make sound financial decisions in settings relevant to the dietetics profession and the hospitality industry. Prereq: Admission to graduate program, ACC 201 or HMT 350 and FIN 300 or equivalent courses.

DHN 790 RESEARCH IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES. (0-6)
Research work involving original investigation. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate advisor. (Same as CNU/NS 790.)

 
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