Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

HOSPITALITY AND DIETETIC ADMINISTRATON

HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION

Courses are designed to:

•Build on a background of industry and academic knowledge of hospitality and tourism

•Give technological expertise for functioning in a diverse and changing workplace

•Develop leadership skills

•Enhance interpersonal attributes

• Analyze strategic issues and trends in tourism and hospitality and lodging industry.

Direct involvement in hospitality and health care industries is accomplished through research projects and cooperative activities.

DIETETIC ADMINISTRATION

Courses are designed to:

•Examine leadership and administrative concepts

•Provide instruction on theories and concepts in institutional organization

•Administer a current events approach to the financial decision making and reimbursement process in dietetics

•Build expertise in practice issues in dietetics

Degree Requirements

Core Courses

NFS 610 Hospitality & Dietetics Administration & Assessment 3

NFS 648 Institution Administration 3

NFS 770 Seminar in Hospitality & Dietetics Administration 1

NFS 772 Current Topics in Hospitality & Dietetics Administration 2

STA 570 Basic Statistical Analysis 4

STA 675 Survey Sampling 2

Hospitality Administration

NFS 694 Strategic Planning in Hospitality, Lodging and
Tourism 3

NFS 646 Institution Organization & Management 3

NFS 781 Advanced Trends Analysis in Hospitality and
Tourism 3

Plan B requires 12 additional hours of electives

Dietetic Administration

NFS 603 Advanced Community Program Development 3

NFS 784 Special Problems in Institution Management 3

NFS 690 Advanced Work in Dietetics 3

Plan B requires 12 additional hours of electives

Each administration specialty has fifteen credits from the core, a base of nine credits of prescribed courses, three or more credits from electives. Plan A requires 24 credit hours of course work plus a thesis. Plan B requires 36 credit hours of course work without a thesis.

Six additional credit hours are allowed for Thesis Research if Option A is chosen.

Admission Requirements

In addition to general admission requirements as stipulated by the Graduate School, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

• A B.S. Degree in Hospitality Management or Dietetics/Nutrition from an accredited institution. Registered Dietitian (R.D.) eligibility preferred for Dietetic Administration option.

• A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a total of 1,000 or more on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

• Have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or better if an international student.

Official transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores must be sent directly to the Graduate School (Room 106 Gillis Building,University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0033), along with a completed application. Application forms can be found at: <www.rgs.uky.edu/gs/gradhome.html>.

In addition, the applicant must submit a statement of purpose letter and have three letters of recommendation sent to the Director of Graduate Studies for Hospitality and Dietetic Administration.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted all year but applicants requesting a graduate assistantship should apply by February 15th for the following fall semester and September 1st for the following spring semester.

Foreign applications should reach the Graduate School at least six (6) months prior to the beginning of the semester the applicant intends to begin graduate study or February 1st for the fall semester and June 15th for the spring semester.

GRADUATE COURSES

NFS 408G SEMINAR IN FOOD AND NUTRITION (1)

NFS 510 ADVANCED NUTRITION (3)

NFS 511 THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION (4)

NFS 513 ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION (2)

NFS 516 MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION (3)

NFS 591 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FOODS AND NUTRITION (1-3)

NFS 603 ADVANCED COMMUNITY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (3)

NFS 607 FOOD RELATED BEHAVIORS (SAME AS NS/ANT/BSC 607) (3)

NFS 610 HOSPITALITY AND DIETETICS ADMINISTRATION AND ASSESSMENT (3)

NFS 620 NUTRITION AND AGING (SAME AS NS 620) (2)

NFS 630 ADVANCED COMMUNITY NUTRITION (SAME AS NS 630) (3)

NFS 640 HUMAN NUTRITION: ASSESSMENT (SAME AS NS 640) (3)

NFS 646 INSTITUTION ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (3)

NFS 648 INSTITUTION ADMINISTRATION (3)

NFS 685 MINERAL METABOLISM (SAME AS ASC 685) (2)

NFS 690 ADVANCED WORK IN DIETETICS (3)

NFS 694 STRATEGIC PLANNING IN HOSPITALITY, LODGING AND TOURISM (3)

NFS 704 CURRENT TOPICS IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES (SAME AS NS/CNU 704) (1)

NFS 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (SAME AS NS 748) (0)

NFS 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (SAME AS NS 768) (1-6)

NFS 770 SEMINAR IN HOSPITALITY AND DIETETICS ADMINISTRATION (1)

NFS 772 CURRENT TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY AND DIETETICS ADMINISTRATION (2)

NFS 781 ADVANCED TRENDS ANALYSIS IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM (3)

NFS 782 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (SAME AS NS/CNU 782) (1-6)

NFS 784 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN INSTITUTION MANAGEMENT (3)

NFS 790 RESEARCH IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES (SAME AS NS/CNU 790) (0-6)

HES 596 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (1-3)

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