Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (4 years)

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​

Becoming Part of the Program

Identity​

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. 

  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

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 program for International and National Athletes, and Professional Players
  • Nutritionist-Dietitian in Foodservice establishments like in Hotels, Restaurants, Airlines, 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 Foodservice Establishment or running own Nutrition and Wellness Clinic
  • Medical Doctor (Nutrition is a good preparatory to medicine)

Program Curriculum (New)​

Effectivity: A.Y. 2018-2019

This curriculum may have some changes upon the availability of new guidelines.

Year
First Term 
(August – December)
Second Term
(January – May)
Special Term
(June – July)
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2
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none
3
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4
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none

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
 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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 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
 

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
 

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
 

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, N
UT THR 1, 
NUT THR 2, 
PPM/PHN
TOTAL
 
4
0
13
 

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