TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1245 DIETETIC AND NUTRITION SERVICES PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1245.130 APPROVED PROGRAMS IN DIETETICS
Section 1245.130 Approved Programs in Dietetics
a) The Department of Professional Regulation shall approve a program if it meets the following minimum criteria:
1) Is accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or is a foreign program that has been validated by an accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education as offering a degree equivalent to the baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States;
2) Has a sufficient number of full-time instructors to assure that educational obligations to the student are fulfilled. The faculty must have demonstrated competence as evidenced by appropriate degrees in their areas of teaching from professional colleges or institutions;
3) Has a designated program director;
4) Maintains permanent student records which summarize the credentials for admission, attendance, grades and other records of performance;
5) Grants a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degree in human nutrition, foods and nutrition, dietetics, food systems management or nutrition education; or
6) Offers a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate degree with a major course of study that includes all of the following course work:
A) Biological Sciences – 9 semester hours (must include human anatomy and physiology or the equivalent, and microbiology or the equivalent);
B) Chemistry – 6 semester hours (must include biochemistry or the equivalent);
C) Behavioral Sciences – 6 semester hours (such as psychology, sociology, counseling or educational psychology);
D) Management – 6 semester hours (must include food service management, institutional management or the equivalent); and
E) Foods and Nutrition – 25 semester hours (must include):
i) Diet therapy, medical dietetics, clinical nutrition or the equivalent;
ii) Nutrition through the life cycle, applied human nutrition, advanced human nutrition or the equivalent; and
iii) Food science or the equivalent.
b) The Department, upon recommendation of the Board, has determined that dietetic programs approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration are approved.
c) Individuals who are deficient in any of the courses set forth in subsection (a)(6) above may complete those courses in an approved program.
(Source: Amended at 27 Ill. Reg. 10228, effective June 26, 2003)