SUNY Niagara (Dietetics)


This agreement is intended to facilitate the transition of graduates from an associate degree program at Niagara County Community College (NCCC) to a baccalaureate degree program at SUNY Oneonta (Oneonta). Oneonta and NCCC recognize their responsibility to students from their regions, as well as from the rest of New York State, to insure a smooth transition between the two institutions. Both institutions have made a strong commitment to help transfer students maximize their opportunities.


  1. NCCC students who have graduated or will graduate with an Associate in Science (A.S.) in Dietetics Studies, who apply in a timely manner and meet the admission criteria at the time of application, will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Dietetics as matriculated students with junior status at Oneonta.
  2. Table 1 shows NCCC A.S. in Dietetics Studies degree requirements and Oneonta equivalent courses. Oneonta will accept a maximum of 75 semester hours from NCCC toward fulfilling the B.S. Dietetics degree requirements. Further information on Oneonta’s transfer credit policy can be found on its website, Transfer Credit.
  3. Oneonta will advise NCCC of any changes to the NCCC/ Oneonta course equivalencies listed in this agreement.
  4. This agreement is not to be considered contractual. Students are advised to consult both the NCCC and Oneonta college catalogs regarding any modifications or changes to program requirements.
  5. This agreement will be monitored on a yearly basis by contact among the articulation coordinators and department chairpersons/directors/coordinators at both institutions. Each institution assumes responsibility for making this a viable and workable agreement for interested students. Either institution, giving the other one-year written notice, may terminate this agreement.
  6. Each institution may carry out publications and marketing of this agreement. This can include, but is not limited to, printed material, websites, and inclusion of admissions material.

To be assured admittance to the B.S. Dietetics program at Oneonta under the terms of this agreement, all students must:

  • be in good academic and student standing with NCCC,
  • have a minimum NCCC cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5,
  • have completed and been awarded the A.S. Dietetics Studies degree,
  • have followed the prescribed process in applying to Oneonta and furnished a final transcript with the degree posted, and
  • have earned a grade of B- or higher in each major and major-related course that is to be transferred. (elective courses could be lower grades)
  • Exceptions to the above requirements may be made by Oneonta on a case-by-case basis.
  • Upon acceptance to Oneonta, students who are transferring into the B.S. in Dietetics with a NCCC associate’s degree will:
  • be provided a transfer credit evaluation and advisement document outlining coursework to be completed
  • be awarded junior status
  • be considered for all Transfer Scholarships available through the Office of Admissions without filing any additional paperwork
  • be advised toward the successful completion of degree requirements by their academic department

Oneonta will extend every opportunity to help full time students complete the baccalaureate degree in two additional years.

This agreement will come into effect on September 7, 2020. The course selection included in this articulation may be subject to change as new requirements are established for majors. Both institutions assume a good faith effort to continually update each college on any changes to programs and requirements. This is a joint effort on the part of both institutions to help transfer students maximize their transferability.

The primary contact person at SUNY Niagara is Alissa J. Shugats-Cummings, Director, Career & Transitional Services, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, G-242 Sanborn, NY 14132.

The primary contact at SUNY Oneonta is Donna Johnson, Coordinator of Articulation and Transfer Credit, SUNY Oneonta, 112 Welcome Center, Oneonta, NY 13820.


Niagara County Community College: Dietetics Studies Major, A.S.

NIAGARA COUNTY S.H. Oneonta Equivalency Oneonta S.H.

BIO 109 General Biology w lab


BIOL 130 Cellular Perspectives in Biology


ENG 101 Writing I


COMP 100 Composition


HED 205 Nutrition & Health


NUTR 140 Nutrition I


MAT 110 Intermediate Algebra


MATH 104 College Algebra & Trigonometry


HED 214 Advanced First Aid & CPR 2sh PHED 11E Fitness Elective 2sh
BIO 213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/ lab 5sh BIOL 205 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 5sh

MAT 111 Advanced Algebra & Trig


MATH 10E Math Elective


NTR 215 Integrative Lifespan Nutrition


NUTR 247 Nutrition Across the Lifespan


PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3sh PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology 3sh

SPE 102 or SPE 103 Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications


COMM 110 or COMM 10E Public Speaking or COMM 10E


CHE 120 & CHE 111 General Chemistry I w lab


CHEM 111 General Chemistry I


BIO 214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/ lab 5sh BIOL 206 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 5sh

MAT 164 Introduction to Statistics


STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics


ART 137 or ART 138 Ancient to Gothic or 14th to 19th Century Art


ARTH 109 or ARTH 10E Survey of The Visual Arts ARTH Elective


SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3sh SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3sh

CHE 121 & CHE 113 General Chemistry II w lab


CHEM 112 General Chemistry II

CUL 121 Culinary Foundations 3sh FOOD 130 Introduction to Food 3sh
SLA 101 or SPA 101 American Sign Language or Elementary Spanish I 3sh ASL 101 or SPAN 101 Intro American Sign Language Introductory Spanish I 3sh

Total Credits

Total Credits Transferred to SUNY Oneonta - 64 s.h.

  • 64 of 128 = 64 Total (students will need to complete 64 credits at Oneonta for degree completion)
  • 59 of 60 required = 1 s.h of.LA
  • 13 of 45 = 32 s.h of. UPPR division course work

Remaining Credits Needed for BS

64 s.h. (1 LA, 32 UPPR)

(61 s.h. with a minimum of 1 LA and 32 UPPR)

As of April 2017, SUNY Oneonta’s general degree requirements are as follows:

  • complete a minimum of 120 s.h. of which at least 60 s.h. are Liberal Arts (LA), and at least 45 s.h. are upper division (200 and 300 level),
  • earn at least 45 s.h. and at least one-half of the major in residence (SUNY Oneonta credit),
  • earn at least 60 s.h. of non-major coursework,
  • maintain a 2. 00 gpa in the major and overall, and
  • complete SUNY General Education (7 of 10 core areas with at least 30 s.h. total) or earn an A.A. or A. S. degree from a SUNY institution.
Semester 1 - Fall
Course Credits
FAMS 160- Family in Perspective, LA 3
CONS 150- Consumer Resource Mgt, LA 3
HUEC 211- Service Industry Supervision, UPPR 3
CHEM 226- Elementary Organic Chemistry, UPPR 4
NUTR 100- Introduction to Dietetics 1
Semester 2 - Spring
Course Credits
NUTR 141- Nutrition II 3
FOOD 232- Cost Control & Service Management, UPPR 3
CHEM 330- General Biochemistry, UPPR 4
NUTR 240- Nutritional Assessment, UPPR 3
NUTR 243- Nutrition Education and Counseling, UPPR 3
Semester 3 - Fall
Course Credits
NUTR 245- Medical Nutrition Therapy I, UPPR 3
NUTR 340- Advanced Nutrition I, UPPR 3
NUTR 300- Dietetics Profession Seminar, LA, UPPR 1
NUTR 330- Community Nutrition, UPPR 3
FOOD 235- Design, Layout, and Operations, UPPR 3
Semester 4 - Spring
Course Credits
NUTR 341- Medical Nutrition Therapy II, UPPR 3
NUTR 342- Advanced Nutrition II, UPPR 3
FOOD 331- Food Service Systems Mgt, UPPR 3
BIOL 203- Elementary Microbiology, LA, UPPR 3
FOOD 230- Food Science, UPPR 3

4 SEMESTER TOTAL = 58 s.h.

General Education requirements

Note: bolded courses transfer from SUNY Niagara:

Complete all of the following: (18 s.h.):

  • CONS 150 - Consumer Resource Management 3 s.h.
  • FAMS 160 - Family Perspectives 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 140 - Nutrition I 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 100 - Introduction to Dietetics 1 s.h.
  • NUTR 141 - Nutrition II 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 240 - Nutritional Assessment 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 243 - Nutrition Education and Counseling 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 245 - Medical Nutrition Therapy 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 247 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 300 - Dietetics Profession Seminar 1 s.h.
  • NUTR 330 - Community Nutrition 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 340 - Advanced Nutrition I 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 341 - Medical Nutritional Therapy II 3 s.h.
  • NUTR 342 - Advanced Nutrition II 3 s.h.
  • FOOD 130 - Introductory Foods 3 s.h.
  • FOOD 230 - Food Science 3 s.h.
  • FOOD 232 - Cost Control and Service Management 3 s.h.
  • FOOD 235 - Design, Layout and Operations 3 s.h.
  • FOOD 331 - Food Service Systems Management 3 s.h.
  • HUEC 211 - Service Industry Supervision 3 s.h.

Courses in Related Areas: 36 s.h.

  • COMP 100 - Composition 3 s.h.
  • STAT 101 - Introduction to Statistics 3 s.h.
  • PSYC 100 - Introductory Psychology 3 s.h.
  • or
  • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
  • CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I 4 s.h.
  • CHEM 226 - Elementary Organic Chemistry 4 s.h.
  • CHEM 330 - General Biochemistry 4 s.h.
  • BIOL 130 Cellular Perspectives in Biology 3 s.h.
  • BIOL 203 - Elementary Microbiology 3 s.h.
  • BIOL 205 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 s.h.
  • BIOL 206 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 s.h.

If a student takes BIO 221- Microbiology and CHEM 234- Organic Chemistry I at Niagara, it is equivalent to BIO 362 and CHEM 226. SUNY Oneonta will allow it to fulfill BIO 203 and CHEM 226 respectively.


Dietetics Major retention policy: Students will be reviewed and may be dismissed from the dietetics major if they receive two initial grades below a B- in courses required in the major or related work. They may also be dismissed from the major at the end of their sophomore year (second semester to transfer students) and successive semesters if they do not have an overall 3.0 GPA.

The Dietetics Program is a Didactic Program which prepares students to meet the educational requirements of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Education. (ACEND). In addition, an ACEND accredited supervised practice experience and passing a registration examination are required to become a registered dietitian. Supervised practice experiences are nationally competitive and completing and undergraduate degree does not guarantee that a student will receive a placement. After graduation, supervised practice programs require written verification of the student’s completion of the academic requirements. Upon student request, Oneonta issues verification statements to all students who graduated with a B.S in Dietetics. Students should obtain current policies from the program director. Students will be charged a fee if verification is requested two months or more beyond graduation.

Effective January 1, 2024, a minimum of a master’s degree will be required to take the registration examination by the Commission on Dietetics Registration. ACEND can be contacted at 1800 8770 1600 ext. 5400 or by writing the Commission at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago IL 60606-699

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