CANs List

Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


January 19, 2002 (c)

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521,

The department of Health Sciences has requested the following curricular actions:


#1 Action: New Course Proposal

Purpose and Nature of Course: To introduce Mansfield University Students to the nutrient needs and food habits of people of different countries, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds.
Prefix: DIT300
Course Title: Cultural Nutrition and Food
Credits: 3 Undergraduate
Course Description for Catalog: A study of the nutrient needs and food habits of individuals from various countries and ethnic backgrounds.


#2 Action: New Course Request Form

Purpose and Nature of Course: An in depth look into nutrition and exercise and how they work together to prevent chronic disease.
Prefix: DIT 220
Course Title: Nutrition and Exercise
Credits: 3 Undergraduate


#3 Action: New Program Proposal : Nutrition Minor

Rationale for program: Students have been requesting a nutrition minor. Until this semester, there was only one tenure track professor in nutrition. A second tenure track professor was hired this year to teach nutrition courses.Consequently there is adequate faculty to support teaching and advising students in this minor.
Program Description for Catalog:The nutrition minor provides the student with a strong background in nutrition as related to the student's field of study. This minor is especially suited to students in health care fields other than nutrition, students who wish to work with eating disordered individuals, future educators and coaches, future journalists, and anyone else who may need a strong background in nutrition. This minor consists of 18 credits minimum. It includes DIT 211, 305, 314, 3 credits selected from DIT 220, 300, 316, or 325 and 6 credits selected from DIT 330,401, 402, 417, 420.

Program Objectives:

The student will be able to :

  1. Explain the functions of nutrients to individuals and groups who are interested in learning more about nutrition.
  2. Formulate nutritionally balanced diets for humans.
  3. Apply nutritional principles in the evaluation of information and policies concerning foods and dietary practices.

Impact on other programs: This program is unlikely to have any negative impacts on other programs offered at Mansfield University. This minor is expected to have a positive impact on the nutrition and dietetics and sports nutrition programs at Mansfield University.








Senate Home PageBack to Mansfield University Senate Home Page
Small logo Back to Mansfield University Home Page