Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (4 years)

Description

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSND) is a four-year program that develops students to be globally competitive professionals, with relevant competencies in three areas of nutrition: hospital, community, and food service, integrating academic and clinical knowledge and skills through excellence in teaching and the development of proper values and attitudes, in the exercise of the profession to answer the changing needs of the society. The program is also a good preparation for medicine, because of the inclusions of clinical nutrition and hospital practicum. 

Identity

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

Thomasian Graduate Attributes

The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

I am a Thomasian. I carry the SEAL of Thomasian education. I am a Servant leader, an Effective communicator and collaborator, an Analytical and creative thinker, and a Lifelong learner. With Christ at the center of my formation as a Thomasian, I am expected to demonstrate the following Thomasian Graduate Attributes (ThoGAs):

SERVANT LEADER

— Show leadership abilities to promote advocacies for life, freedom, justice, and solidarity in the service of the family, the local and global communities, the Church and the environment.

— Implement relevant projects and activities that speak of Christian compassion to the poor and the marginalized in order to raise their quality of life

— Show respect for the human person, regardless of race, religion, age, and gender

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR AND COLLABORATOR

— Express myself clearly, correctly, and confidently in various environments, contexts, and technologies of human interaction

— Work productively with individuals or groups from diverse cultures and demographics

— Show profound respect for individual differences and/or uniqueness as members of God’s creation

ANALYTICAL AND CREATIVE THINKER

— Show judiciousness and resourcefulness in making personal and professional decisions

— Engage in research undertakings that respond to societal issues

— Express personal and professional insights through an ethical and evidence-based approach

LIFELONG LEARNER

— Engage in reflective practice to ensure disciplinal relevance and professional development

— Exhibit preparedness and interest for continuous upgrading of competencies required by the profession or area of specialization

— Manifest fidelity to the teachings of Christ, mediated by the Catholic Church, in the continuous deepening of faith and spirituality in dealing with new life situations and challenges

Program Intended Learning Outcomes
  1. Promote the role of nutrition and dietetics in human well-being, in relation to the needs, resources, and potentials of individuals, groups, and families
  2. Practice comprehensive nutritional care for the total wellness of individuals, in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural setting
  3. Integrate nutrition concerns with local and national development efforts
  4. Manage nutrition programs for individuals, groups, and institutions
  5. Manage a food service unit in hospital or other settings
  6. Implement an economically viable activity pertaining to nutrition and related topics
  7. Design and/or conduct a scientific study on food, nutrition, and related topics
  8. Uphold ethical standards of the profession
  9. Engage in lifelong learning activities
  10. Advocate sound nutrition practices to foster healthy community
  11. Demonstrate compassionate and committed service in response to the needs of the community, as characterized by the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas 

Becoming Part of the Program

Application Period: July to December of each year

Application Website

Release of Results: January 28 of the following year

Application
Fees

Go to THIS PAGE and look for the “College of Education” tab for the tuition fees.

Career Opportunities

  • Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian in clinical settings or hospitals
  • Sports Nutritionist designing nutrition programs for international and national athletes, as well as professional players
  • Nutritionist-Dietitian in food service establishments like hotels, restaurants, airlines, and cruise ship
  • Research Nutritionist-Dietitian in research laboratories, manufacturing firms, testing kitchens, and government research institutes
  • Academe Nutritionist-Dietitian mentoring and training future nutritionist-dietitians
  • Entrepreneurial Nutritionist-Dietitian owning food service establishments or running nutrition and wellness clinics
  • Medical Doctor (Nutrition is a good preparatory to medicine)

Program Curriculum (New)

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

Program Schedule
Year First Term
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
1 / / none
2 / / none
3 / / /
4 / / none
First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
EDUC 707 Anatomy and Physiology 3 0 3
EDUC 708 Anatomy and Physiology (Laboratory) 0 6 2
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
ND 731 Nutritional Biochemistry
3 0 3
ND 732 Nutritional Biochemistry (Laboratory) 0 6 2
ND 733 Basic Foods 1 2 0 2 ND 733L
ND 733L Basic Foods 1 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 733
NSTP 1 National Service Training Program 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 19 18 28

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
LOGIC Logic 3 0 3
ND 734 Microbiology-Parasitology 2 0 2 EDUC 707,
EDUC 708
ND 734L
ND 734L Microbiology-Parasitology (Laboratory) 0 3 1 EDUC 707,
EDUC 708
ND 734
ND 735 Basic Foods 2 2 0 2 ND 733,
ND 733L
ND 735L
ND 735L Basic Foods 2 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 735
ND 736 Basic Nutrition 1 2 0 2 ND 731,
ND 732,
ND 733,
ND 733L
ND 736L
ND 736L Basic Nutrition 1 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 731,
ND 732,
ND 733,
ND 733L
ND 736
NSTP 2 National Service Training Program 2 0 0 3 NSTP 1
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 12 27

 

Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ACCT Accounting 3 0 3
DEVPSY Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
FIL 1 Kontekstuwalisadong Komunikasyon sa Filipino 3 0 3
ND 737 Meal Management 2 0 2 ND 735,
ND 735L,
ND 736,
ND 736L
ND 737L
ND 737L Meal Management (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 735,
ND 735L,
ND 736,
ND 736L
ND 737
ND 738 Assessment of Nutritional Status 2 0 2 ND 736,
ND 736L
ND 738L
ND 738L Assessment of Nutritional Status (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 736,
ND 736L
ND 738
ND 739 Basic Nutrition 2 2 0 2 ND 735,
ND 735L,
ND 736,
ND 736L
ND 739L
ND 739L Basic Nutrition 2 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 735,
ND 735L,
ND 736,
ND 736L
ND 739
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
TECHWRI Technical Writing 3 0 3 LOGIC,
PURPCOM
THY 3 Christian Vision of Church in Society 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2
TOTAL 23 15 28

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
FIL 2 Panimulang Pagsasalin 3 0 3 FIL 1
ND 7310 Principles and Strategies of Teaching 3 0 3 DEVPSY
ND 7311 Biostatistics 3 0 3 ACCT
ND 7312 Food Service Systems 1 3 0 3 ACCT,
ND 734,
ND 734L,
ND 737,
ND 737L
ND 7312L
ND 7312L Food Service Systems 1 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ACCT,
ND 734,
ND 734L,
ND 737,
ND 737L
ND 7312
ND 7313 Fundamentals of Food Technology 2 0 2 ND 734,
ND 734L,
ND 735,
ND 735L
ND 7313L
ND 7313L Fundamentals of Food Technology (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 734,
ND 734L,
ND 735,
ND 735L
ND 7313
ND 7314 Nutrition in the Life Stages 1 2 0 2 ND 736,
ND 736L,
ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7314L
ND 7314L Nutrition in the Life Stages 1 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 736,
ND 736L,
ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7314
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3 THY 1,
THY 2,
THY 3
TOTAL 27 12 31

 

Third Year - 3 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ND 7315 Food and Nutrition Research 1 2 0 2 ND 7311,
ND 738,
ND 738L,
TECHWRI
ND 7315L
ND 7315L Food and Nutrition Research 1 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 7311,
ND 738,
ND 738L,
TECHWRI
ND 7315
ND 7316 Nutrition in the Life Stages 2 2 0 2 ND 7314,
ND 7314L
ND 7316L
ND 7316L Nutrition in the Life Stages 2 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 7314,
ND 7314L
ND 7316
ND 7317 Nutrition Care Process 1 2 0 2 ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7317L
ND 7317L Nutrition Care Process 1 (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7317
ND 7318 Nutrition Therapy 1 2 0 2 ND 737,
ND 737L,
ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7318L
ND 7318L Nutrition Therapy 1 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 737,
ND 737L,
ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7318
ND 7319 Public Health Nutrition 3 0 3 ND 7314,
ND 7314L,
ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7319L
ND 7319L Public Health Nutrition (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 7314,
ND 7314L,
ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7319
ND 7320 Food Service Systems 2 3 0 3 ND 7312,
ND 7312L
ND 7320L
ND 7320L Food Service Systems 2 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 7312,
ND 7312L
ND 7320
TOTAL 14 27 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ENTREMIND The Entrepreneurial Mind 3 0 3
ND 7321 Food and Nutrition Research 2 2 0 2 ND 7315,
ND 7315L,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L,
ND 7319,
ND 7319L,
ND 7320,
ND 7320L
ND 7321L
ND 7322L Food and Nutrition Research 2 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 7315,
ND 7315L,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L,
ND 7319,
ND 7319L,
ND 7320,
ND 7320L
ND 7321
ND 7323 Nutrition Therapy 2 3 0 3 ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7317,
ND 7317L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L
ND 7323L
ND 7323L Nutrition Therapy 2 (Laboratory) 0 6 2 ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7317,
ND 7317L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L
ND 7323
ND 7324 Nutrition Education 2 0 2 ND 7310,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7324L
ND 7324L Nutrition Education (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 7310,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 738,
ND 738L
ND 7324
LIT 1 The Great Works 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
STS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 22 15 27

 

Special Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites Co-Requisites
ND 7325 Sports Nutrition 3 0 3 ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7323,
ND 7323L
ND 7326 Seminar in Nutrition 2 0 2 ND 7310,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L,
ND 7319,
ND 7319L,
ND 7320,
ND 7320L
ND 7326L
ND 7326L Seminar in Nutrition (Laboratory) 0 3 1 ND 7310,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L,
ND 7319,
ND 7319L,
ND 7320,
ND 7320L
ND 7326
ND 7327 Health Economics 3 0 3
TOTAL 8 3 9

 

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ND 7328 Food Service Practicum 6 0 6 ND 731,
ND 7310,
ND 7311,
ND 7312,
ND 7313,
ND 7313L,
ND 7314,
ND 7314L,
ND 7315,
ND 7315L,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7317,
ND 7317L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L,
ND 7319,
ND 7319L,
ND 732,
ND 7320,
ND 7321,
ND 7321L,
ND 7323,
ND 7323L,
ND 7326,
ND 7327,
ND 7329,
ND 733,
ND 733L,
ND 734,
ND 734L,
ND 735,
ND 735L,
ND 736,
ND 736L,
ND 737,
ND 737L,
ND 738,
ND 738L,
ND 739,
ND 739L
ND 7329 Public Health Nutrition Practicum 6 0 6 ND 731,
ND 7310,
ND 7311,
ND 7312,
ND 7313,
ND 7313L,
ND 7314,
ND 7314L,
ND 7315,
ND 7315L,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7317,
ND 7317L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L,
ND 7319,
ND 7319L,
ND 732,
ND 7320,
ND 7320L,
ND 7321,
ND 7321L,
ND 7323,
ND 7323L,
ND 7324,
ND 7324L,
ND 7325,
ND 7326,
ND 7326L,
ND 7327,
ND 733,
ND 733L,
ND 734,
ND 734L,
ND 735,
ND 735L,
ND 736,
ND 736L,
ND 737,
ND 737L,
ND 738,
ND 738L,
ND 739,
ND 739L
TOTAL 12 0 12

 

Second Term 

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ND 7330 Hospital Dietetics Practicum 12 0 12 ND 731,
ND 7310,
ND 7311,
ND 7312,
ND 7312L,
ND 7313,
ND 7313L,
ND 7314,
ND 7314L,
ND 7315,
ND 7315L,
ND 7316,
ND 7316L,
ND 7317,
ND 7317L,
ND 7318,
ND 7318L,
ND 7319,
ND 7319L,
ND 732,
ND 7320,
ND 7320L,
ND 7321,
ND 7321L,
ND 7323,
ND 7323L,
ND 7324,
ND 7324L,
ND 7325,
ND 7326,
ND 7326L,
ND 7327,
ND 7328,
ND 7329,
ND 733,
ND 733L,
ND 734,
ND 734L,
ND 735,
ND 735L,
ND 736,
ND 736L,
ND 737,
ND 737L,
ND 738,
ND 738L,
ND 739,
ND 739L
TOTAL 12 0 12

 

Program Curriculum (Old)

Effectivity: 2005-2006 until Freshmen Cohort of A.Y. 2017-2018

First Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIO 100 General Biology 3 0 3
CHEM 100 General Inorganic Chemistry 3 6 5
ENG 101A Communication Skills I 3 0 3
FIL 1 Sining ng Pakikipagtalastasan
3 0 3
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 0 3
PHIST Philippine History 3 0 3
THY 1 Contextualized Salvation History 3 0 3
TOTAL 21 6 23

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BIOSCI 2 Human Anatomy with Physiology 3 6 5 BIO 100
CHEM 200 Organic Chemistry 3 6 5 CHEM 100
ENG 101B Communication Skills II 3 0 3 ENG 101A
FIL 2 Pagbasa at Pagsulat tungo sa Pananaliksik 3 0 3 FIL 1
PGC Philippine Government and Constitution 3 0 3
PSY 1 General Psychology 3 0 3
THY 2 Church and Sacraments 3 0 3 THY 1
TOTAL 21 12 25
Second Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BF 1 Basic Foods 1 2 6 4 CHEM 200
CHEM 600 Biochemistry 3 6 5 CHEM 200
HETAR Health Economics with Taxation and Land Reform 3 0 3
HUM 1 Art, Man, and Society 3 0 3
MATH 102A Mathematics of Investment 3 0 3 MATH 101
PHL 2 Logic 3 0 3
PHL 5 Christian Ethics 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2
TOTAL 23 12 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ACCT 100 Basic Accounting 3 0 3 MATH 101
BAS NUT 1 Basic Nutrition 1 3 6 5 BF 1, BIO SCI 2, CHEM 600
BF 2 Basic Foods 2 2 6 4 BF 1, CHEM 600
ENG 104 Oral Communication Skills 3 0 3 ENG 101A, ENG 101B
IAWC Introduction to Asian and World Civilization 3 0 3
MCR-PRS Microbiology and Parasitology 2 3 3 BIO 100
SCL 3 The Social Teachings of the Church 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
TOTAL 19 15 24

 

Third Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
BA 2 Management of Human Resources 3 0 3
COMP 1A Basic Computer 1 2 3 3
EDUC 206 Principles of Teaching 3 0 3
FFT Fundamentals of Food Technology 2 3 3 BF 2, MCR-PRS
HRM 103A Meal Management 2 6 4 BAS NUT 1, BF 2, MCR-PRS
MATH 103 Probability and Statistics 3 0 3 MATH 101
NLC Nutrition in the Life Cycle 2 3 3 BAS NUT 1, BF 2
TCH REP Technical Reporting 3 0 3 ENG 101A, ENG 2 101B
TOTAL 20 15 25

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ANS Assessment of Nutritional Status 2 3 3 BAS NUT 1, BF 2, NLC
ANTHP Anthropology 3 0 3
FSS 1 Food Service System 1 2 6 4 ACCT 100, BAS NUT 1, BF 2, BIO 100, HRM 103A, MATH 102A, MCR-PRS
HC Health Care with RLE 3 6 5 BAS NUT 1
NUT THR 1 Nutrition Therapy 1 3 3 4 BAS NUT, BF 2, HRM 103A, NLC
PD Professional Deontology 3 0 3
PHYS 100 Physics 2 3 3 MATH 101, MATH 102A
SCL 9 Marriage and Family 3 0 3 THY 1, THY 2, PHL 5
TOTAL 21 21 28

 

 

Fourth Year - 2 Terms

First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
FNR Food and Nutrition Research 3 6 5 ACCT 100, ANS, BF 2, FSS 1, HRM 103A, MATH 103, NUT THR 1, TCH REP
FSS 2 Food Service System II 2 3 3 FSS 1
LIT 102 Filipino Literature in English 3 0 3
NUT ED Nutrition Education 2 3 3 ANS, ANTHP, BAS NUT 1, EDUC 206, HRM 103A, NLC, NUT THR 1
NUT THR 2 Nutrition Therapy 2 3 6 5 ANS, FSS 1, HRM 103A, NLC, NUT THR 1
PPM/PHN Program Planning and Management in Health Nutrition 3 6 5 ANS, ANTHP, FSS 1, MATH 101, MATH 103, NUT THR 1
RC Rizal Course 3 0 3
TOTAL 19 24 27

 

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
COMM Community Field Experience 5 0 5 ANS, ANTHP, BAS NUT 1, FFT, FNR 2, FSS 1, FSS 2, HRM 103A, NLC, NUT ED, NUT THR 1, NUT ED, PPM/PHN
FD SERV Food Service Field Experience 4 0 4 ANS, ANTHP, BAS NUT 1, FFT, FNR 2, FSS 1, FSS 2, HRM 103A, NLC, NUT ED, NUT THR 1, NUT THR 2, PPM/PHN
HOSP Hospital Field Experience 4 0 4 ANS, ANTHP, BAS NUT 1, FFT, FNR 2, FSS 1, FSS 2, HRM 103A, NLC, NUT ED, NUT THR 1, NUT THR 2, PPM/PHN
TOTAL 4 13

 

Student Life

Official Student Organization

Philippine Association of Nutrition – Omega Chapter

Program Recognitions