Dietetic Targeted Electives

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Dietetic Targeted Electives provide a specific focus for your dietetic curriculum. These courses are suggestions. The Targeted Electives areas do NOT serve as a minor or an additional certification. Your Target Electives area may NOT be added to a resume, but Targeted Electives may be talked about in an internship application letter or interview to show your interest in a specific area. Scheduling these classes is your responsibility. Required classes take priority over targeted electives; however, some of the suggested targeted electives do meet general education and major degree requirements which are specified below. Remember, just like the FSHN departmental courses, 300- & 400-level courses have prerequisites, so make sure to plan your schedule accordingly if there is a class of particular interest where a prerequisite course is required. It is NOT required to choose a Targeted Electives area and, in fact, it may be of benefit to choose electives under different Targeted Elective areas to see where your interests lie within dietetics.

There are many benefits to building targeted electives into your class schedule. They help to focus your education in a more specific area of interest and may give you direction for your career and/or post-undergraduate degree plans. Targeted electives may help guide students into a career interest and may even make students more competitive in a certain area. The targeted elective areas were created based on careers available in dietetics and general student interest. It should also be noted that the University of Illinois Nutritional Sciences graduate program offers FSHN 510 (Nutrition Research Topics) and 520 (Advanced Clinical Nutrition) which have specific emphasis, which changes each semester. Since they are graduate level courses, permission must be granted by the instructor.

For course descriptions, see the University Catalog.

Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN)

  • FSHN 302 Sensory Evaluation of Foods
  • FSHN 344 Business Etiquette
  • FSHN 414 Food Chemistry
  • FSHN 417 Neuroscience of Eating and Drinking
  • FSHN 421 Pediatric Clinical Nutrition
  • FSHN 425 Food Marketing
  • FSHN 442 HM Skills and Applications
  • FSHN 443 Management of Fine Dining
  • FSHN 453 Nutrition for Performance
  • FSHN 465 Principles of Food Technology
  • FSHN 480 Basic Toxicology
  • FSHN 499 Cur Topics in FS & Human Nutr
  • FSHN 510 Topics in Nutrition Research
  • FSHN 520 Advanced Clinical Nutrition
  • FSHN 595 Advanced Topics in FS and HN

Community Health (CHLH)

  • CHLH 304 Foundations of Health Behavior
  • CHLH 314 Introduction to Aging
  • CHLH 330 Disability in American Society
  • CHLH 404 Gerontology
  • CHLH 405 Aging with Disability
  • CHLH 407 Disability, Culture and Society
  • CHLH 409 Women’s Health
  • CHLH 410 Public Health Practice
  • CHLH 415 International Health
  • CHLH 421 Health Data Analysis
  • CHLH 444 LGBT, Indi, Fam and Community
  • CHLH 448 Exercise and Health Psychology
  • CHLH 456 Organization of Health Care
  • CHLH 457 Health Planning
  • CHLH 458 Health Administration
  • CHLH 469 Environmental Health
  • CHLH 473 Immigration, Health & Society
  • CHLH 474 Principles of Epidemiology
  • CHLH 494 Special Topics

Kinesiology (KIN)

  • KIN 340 Soc & Psych of Phys Activity
  • KIN 345 Sport and Society
  • KIN 352 Bioenergetics of Movement
  • KIN 355 Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KIN 365 Civic Engagement in Wellness
  • KIN 375 Comm Partners & Health
  • KIN 386 Exercise Instruction & Elderly
  • KIN 442 Body, Culture & Society
  • KIN 443 Psychophysiology in Ex and Sport
  • KIN 444 Physical Activity and Chronic Diseases
  • KIN 447 Psych of Sport Performance
  • KIN 448 Exercise & Health Psychology
  • KIN 450 Biochemistry of Exercise
  • KIN 451 Skeletal Muscle Physiology
  • KIN 458 Neurobio of Aging
  • KIN 459 Physical Activity & Aging
  • KIN 470 Exercise Endocrinology
  • KIN 474 Tech-Driven Health Intervention
  • KIN 494 Special Topics

Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE)

  • ACE 306 Food Law
  • ACE 431 Agri-Food Strategic Management

Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)

  • MCB 316 Genetics and Disease
  • MCB 317 Genetics and Genomics
  • MCB 320 Mechanisms of Human Disease
  • MCB 400 Cancer Cell Biology
  • MCB 401 Cell & Membrane Physiology
  • MCB 402 Sys & Integrative Physiology
  • MCB 406 Gene Expression & Regulation
  • MCB 408 Immunology
  • MCB 413 Endocrinology
  • MCB 450 Introductory Biochemistry
  • MCB 458 Basic Human Pathology
  • MCB 465 Human Metabolic Disease

Psychology (PSYC)

  • PSYC 318 Psych of the Infant
  • PSYC 320 The Teenage Years
  • PSYC 322 Intro Intellectual Disability
  • PSYC 361 The Psychology of Aging

Interdisciplinary Health (IHLT)

  • IHLT 375 Interdis Collab in Health Serv

Integrative Biology (IB)

  • IB 364 Genomics and Human Healthy