Family and Consumer Sciences and Nonprofit Leadership Courses
FCS 501 - Community Nutrition Intervention
This course aims to give students the skills to design and evaluate an evidence-based nutrition intervention program. Students will learn about behavior change theory, conducting a needs assessment, designing a program including intervention strategies, and evaluating a program's effectiveness. Prerequisite: Enrollment in MS in Nutrition and Dietetics Program or consent of instructor
FCS 502 - Foundations of Dietetic Practice
An orientation to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program and an introduction to the profession of dietetics, as well as professional development for practice. Topics include the history of the profession, legal and ethical consideration, cultural humility, interdisciplinary healthcare teams, mentorship, and professional career development. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MS program in Nutrition and Dietetics
FCS 505 - Food Development
Hands-on application of food science principles to modify foods to meet nutritional requirements. Prerequisite: FCS 305 or Enrollment in MS in Nutrition and Dietetics Program
FCS 507 - Nutrition Counseling and Assessment
This course will focus on motivational interviewing techniques. Nutritional assessment will be centered around the nutrition care process with an emphasis on nutrition focused physical examinations. Prerequisite: FCS 411 or FCS 511 or concurrent enrollment
FCS 508 - Advanced Food Service Management
Advanced application of theories, principles, and functions of management to a food service system operation. Emphasis on advanced qualitative and quantitative evaluation of food service systems operations. Prerequisite: Enrollment in MS Nutrition and Dietetics Program or consent of instructor
FCS 510 - Topics in Global Wellness
Designed to provide global cultural experiences that focus on nutrition and wellness. Emphasis is placed on the health and wellness systems of different cultures, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
FCS 511 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Biochemical and physiological principles underlying dietary modification in the prevention and treatment of various conditions with an emphasis on integrated supervised experiential learning activities. Prerequisite: Admission into MS program in Nutrition and Dietetics
FCS 512 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Biochemical and pathophysiological rationale and therapeutic dietary modifications for various disease conditions with an emphasis on integrated supervised experiential learning activities. Prerequisite: B or better in FCS 511
FCS 513 - Cultural Influences in Food and Nutrition
This course explores the cultural influence of food and nutrition with particular attention to the impact that food patterns have on nutritional status and health. Prerequisite: Enrollment in MS Nutrition and Dietetics Program or consent of instructor
FCS 514 - Food Security and Food Systems
Causes and consequences of food insecurity on the health and well-being of individuals and families, as well as the nutritional and political implications these may pose in the local, national and global food systems. Prerequisite: FCS 202 or 303 or enrollment in MS Nutrition and Dietetics Program
FCS 541 - Research Methods
Introduction to concepts, methods, and strategies for research. Topics include article database search, literature review, the nature of scientific research, research idea conceptualization, formulation of hypotheses and research questions, research proposals, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics program, or MA in Nonprofit Leadership program, or consent of instructor.
FCS 585 - Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing, and consent of instructor.
FCS 586 - Directed Studies in Family and Consumer Sciences
Directed studies in family and consumer sciences through selected readings and written assignments. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in FCS; consent of instructor.
FCS 695 - Supervised Experiential Learning in Food Service Management
In this course, students will work directly with approved preceptors in the food service setting for a minimum of 200 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in FCS 508
FCS 696 - Supervised Experiential Learning in Community Dietetics
In this course, students will work directly with approved preceptors in the community setting for a minimum of 200 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in FCS 501
FCS 697 - Supervised Experiential Learning in Clinical Dietetics
In this course, students will work directly with approved preceptors in the clinical setting for a minimum of 300 hours. Prerequisite: B or better in FCS 507, B or better in FCS 511, B or better in FCS 512
FCS 699 - Thesis Research
Design and conduct a nutrition/wellness themed-research project. May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the DI-MS program or consent of program director; FCS 641
NPL 580 - Financial Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Provides students with a comprehensive overview of financial management related to nonprofit organizations. Topics include various budgeting systems and other financial management tools; service costing and the linking of costs to performance measures; fee setting; and government contracting.
NPL 581 - Topics in Nonprofit Leadership
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six hours credit.
NPL 582 - Grant Writing in Nonprofit Leadership
This course is designed to provide an introduction to grant writing and methods for writing grant proposals. Students will learn to critique, research, and write grant proposals. Emphasis will be placed upon organization of a grant writing campaign and preparation of a complete proposal package.
NPL 583 - Supervision and Employee Engagement in Nonprofit Leadership
Focuses on the recruitment, selection, and engagement of employees within the context of mission in nonprofit organizations.
NPL 605 - Legal and Social Change
Analysis of the effects of legal and social change on communities and nonprofit organizations; focus on selected issues of legal and social change with diverse populations.
NPL 606 - Digital Media Applications for the Nonprofit Leader
This course focuses on the ever-evolving digital media tools, technologies, applications, and best practices utilized in nonprofit leadership. The design and development of innovative digital strategies using the latest digital tools to achieve specific organizational goals will be emphasized.
NPL 610 - Survey in Nonprofit Leadership
An introduction to the roles and responsibilities of administrators in nonprofit organizations. Trends in nonprofit service delivery, including organizational leadership and culture, human resource management, financial management, strategic planning, working with boards, marketing and public relations, social service partnership and collaboration.
NPL 612 - Strategic Planning in Nonprofit Organizations
Identification, analysis, and application of techniques and tools of institutional planning and evaluation. Program, personnel, financial, facility, and institutional planning. Prerequisite: NPL 610
NPL 673 - Effective Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Concepts of leadership, organizational theory, and decision making presented from multiple perspectives; focus on the practice of educational administration and nonprofit leadership.
NPL 686 - Field Experiences in Administration
A culminating experience to give the student the opportunity to work with a practicing administrator in the application of theoretical knowledge from previous coursework to administrative tasks. Accompanying seminars focus on selected topics associated with leadership and administration. Requires 150 hours of supervised activity for three hours of credit. Prerequisite: Departmental consent