Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Overview

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics started as the Home Economics (H.E.) course under the College of Education in 1948, with the nutrition curriculum at that time only an area of specialization for the H.E. program. The succeeding years saw it evolve from the general Home Economics course major in Nutrition to Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition in the 1970's. In 1971, the then Ministry of Education and Culture (M.E.C.) issued Circular No. 13, prescribing the first standards for the Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition (B.S.F.N.), which was based on Republic Act No. 2674. On March 16, 1981, the M.E.C. issued Order No. 16 and changed the title of the degree program from B.S.F.N. to Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.N.D.), effective school year 1981-1982. In June 1994, the Home Economics Department also offered the four-year ladderized curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (H.R.M.), from which the first batch graduated on March 1998, but this program was transferred to the then College of Commerce in 2004. It was at this time that the H.E./N.D./H.R.M. Department became a section and was renamed as Home Technology section with only 22 B.S.N.D. students. On the following year, however, the Home Technology Section offered the four-year Bachelor in Culinary and Textile Arts (B.C.T.A.), which was a repackaged program of the defunct B.S.H.E. In June 2014, the Home Technology section was transferred from the College of Education to the School of Healthcare Professions as the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, offering the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.N.D.) program.

For more information, contact:

The Chair, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
University of San Carlos
Fr. Robert Hoeppener Building
Talamban Campus, Nasipit, Cebu City 6000
Philippines
Email nutridept@usc.edu.ph

Program offered

The Department offers one program, the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.N.D.).

Career tracks

Government and private hospitals as Chief Dietitian, Clinical Dietitian and Administrative Dietitian
Public Health Nutritionist in cities and municipalities
Restaurant, fast food establishment and cafeterias' cost analyst, quality assurance officer, manager and supervisor
Faculty and researchers in universities
Diet consultant and in-house nutritionist in fitness centers
Nutrition, health and wellness companies as nutrition advisor, nutrition specialist, nutrition officer and nutrition advocate
Government and private agency as project development officer, nutrition program coordinator, nutrition officer, administrator and assistant administrator, health program coordinator
Health and wellness clinics as Nutrition Consultant and Clinical Dietitian
Chef in Hotel Food Production Area
Sports Nutritionist
Food Entrepreneur