B.S. degree program in health and nutrition sciences
HEGIS code 1299
NYS SED program code 85301

Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Jakuboski, Susan DPD Director 718.951.5000 x6699 326 Ingersoll Extension sjakuboski @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Call Main Office


Department requirements (67 1/2 - 77 credits)
Health and Nutrition Sciences 1100, 3300
Health and Nutrition Sciences 2300 and 2301; or 2302 and 2303
Biology 1001, 1002, 3003.
Chemistry 1040; or 1100 and 2100.
Chemistry 2500; or 3510 and 3520.

A college-wide minimum of 24 credits in advanced courses in one department must be completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C or higher in each course.

In addition, all students must complete the requirements in one concentration: health science or foods and nutrition.

Concentration in health science
Biology 3004.

All of the following: Health and Nutrition Sciences 1200 or 2210, 2109, 2120, 2130, 3300, and one fieldwork course chosen from 4180, 4181, or 4182.

A minimum of 12 credits from the following courses in Health and Nutrition Sciences: 2111, 2131, 2150, 2170, 2171, 2180, 2181, 2182, 2215, 2220, 2221, 3110, 3161, 3170, 3171, 3230.

A minimum of 6 credits from the following courses: Health and Nutrition Sciences 2212, 2183, 3111, 3132, 3150, 3151, 3184, 4150, 4151, 4152, 4300, and courses numbered in the 5000s.
Students pursuing a BS with a concentration in health sciences that are planning to continue into pre-professional health programs (e.g., nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant), should consider taking HNSC 2302 and 2303 instead of HNSC 2300 and 2301. Many pre-professional programs require two basic courses in anatomy and physiology.

Concentration in foods and nutrition
Students who complete this concentration will meet the requirements for the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The program meets the standards set by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and provides the core knowledge requirements necessary for pre-professional practice.

All of the following: Health and Nutrition Sciences 2210, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2223, 3210, 3230, 3250, 4211, 4212, 4230, 4240, 4241, 4300, 5290W.
The requirements of ACEND are subject to change. Therefore, students who wish to become registered dietitians should consult with the DPD director in the department to determine minimum requirements. All required DPD courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All prospective health and nutrition sciences majors must meet with a department counselor before choosing a program of study leading to a B.S. degree.

Other requirements:
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.80 to declare Health and Nutrition Science (foods and nutrition concentration) as their major.

Students must then maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.80. Students who do not maintain this minimum grade point average will be given an opportunity to raise their GPA to a 2.80 in the next 12 credits. Students who are unable to raise their GPA to a 2.80 after taking 12 additional credits must decide on another major.

Students must receive a minimum grade of B in HNSC 2210, Human Nutrition. Students who do not receive a minimum grade of B in HNSC 2210 must repeat the course the following semester. If the student does not achieve a B in HNSC 2210 after repeating the course, the student must select another major.

Students interested in applying to an accredited dietetic internship program (DI) to become registered dietitians must receive a verification statement from the DPD Director. The verification statement confirms that all DPD requirements have been met.

In order to receive a verification statement upon completion of the DPD, students are required to receive a C in each DPD course with the exception of a B in HNSC 2210, Human Nutrition, as described above.

Students who are accepted to and complete a DI program are eligible to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Students who receive a passing score on the Registration Examination are then credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as registered dietitians.