Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Hospitality Management and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science (707P, 707)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/ahs


Program Coordinator

Karen G. Mason, karen.mason@wku.edu, (270) 745-3462

The major in Hospitality Management and Dietetics program offers three distinct concentrations: (1) Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, (2) Nutrition and Dietetics and (3) Food, Nutrition, and Wellness.  

Concentrations

  • Hotel Restaurant & Tourism (CFHR)
  • Nutrition & Dietetics (CFND)
  • Food, Nutrition & Wellness (CFNW)

Program Requirements (59-68 hours)

A baccalaureate degree requires a minimum of 120 unduplicated semester hours. More information can be found at www.wku.edu/registrar/degree_certification.php.

Students who began WKU in the Fall 2014 and thereafter should review the Colonnade requirements located at: https://www.wku.edu/colonnade/colonnaderequirements.php.

The major in hospitality management and dietetics program offers three distinct concentrations:

  1. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
  2. Nutrition and Dietetics
  3. Food, Nutrition and Wellness

Common Core Courses

HMD 151Food Science3
HMD 152Food Service Sanitation1
HMD 211Human Nutrition3
HMD 251Commercial Food Preparation3
HMD 252Hospitality Information Technology3
HMD 351Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry3
HMD 353Menu Planning and Purchasing3
HMD 354Cost Control in the Hospitality Industry3
HMD 452Quality and Service Management in the Hospitality Industry3
HMD 459Senior Seminar in Hospitality Management and Dietetics1
IDFM 321Professional Ethics & Issues Seminar3
or FACS 312 Professional Ethics for Family Life
Total Hours29

A grade of “C” or above must be earned in all courses required for these majors. No minor or second major is required.

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Concentration

The Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management concentration requires 59 semester hours which include the common core courses and the concentration specific courses. This concentration helps prepare students for careers in hotel and resort management, restaurant management, hospital and school food service, meeting and convention planning, sales and marketing, business and industry food service, catering, and tourism. In addition to the common core courses indicated for the major, this concentration requires the following: 

HMD 171Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry3
HMD 271Tourism Planning and Devlopment3
HMD 275Restaurant & Retail Management3
HMD 276Lodging Operations3
HMD 373Hospitality and Tourism Marketing3
HMD 378Legal Environment of Hospitality and Tourism3
HMD 410Internship in Hospitality Management3
HMD 470Advanced Lodging Management3
HMD 471Food Service Operations Management3
HMD 472Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry3
Total Hours30

Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration

The Nutrition and Dietetics concentration requires 68 semester hours which include the common core courses and the concentration specific courses. This concentration meets requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and fulfills one of the steps necessary to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. A grade point average of 3.0 on at least 30 credit hours is required for admission to the Nutrition and Dietetics concentration; specific courses, including human nutrition (HMD 211) with a grade of B or better, chemistry (CHEM 105), biology (BIOL 131), and mathematics (MATH 183), require a minimum grade of “C” or higher and should be a part of these 30 credit hours. Students must have an ACT composite score of > 20 or SAT (CR+M) of > 950. Additional information on the admission process and becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is available on the program website (http://www.wku.edu/ahs/dietetics). This concentration helps prepare students for careers in medical nutrition therapy, sports nutrition and wellness, hospital and school food service, public health nutrition, extension services, research, pharmaceutical sales, and private practice. In addition to the common core courses indicated for the major, this concentration requires the following:

HMD 201Introduction to Dietetics1
HMD 340Nutrition Assessment3
HMD 360Advanced Nutrition3
HMD 361Life Stage Nutrition3
HMD 362Medical Nutrition Therapy I4
HMD 461Application of Nutrition Theory and Research3
HMD 462Medical Nutrition Therapy II4
HMD 464Practicum in Dietetics3
HMD 465Community Nutrition3
AH 290Medical Terminology2
CHEM 304Biochemistry for the Health Sciences3
ACCT 200Introductory Accounting—Financial3
Select one of the following electives:3
General Biology
Biological Concepts: Cells Metabolism and Genetics
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology
Statistics
Physiology of Exercise
Folklore and Medicine
Health Care Organization and Management
International Comparisons of Health Care Systems
Advanced Medical Terminolgy
Pharmacology and Laboratory Diagnostics
Sports Nutrition
Nutrition in Aging
Dietary and Herbal Supplements
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
Basic Marketing Concepts
Exercise Physiology
Biostatistics in the Health Sciences
Wellness and Fitness Assessment
Worksite Health Promotion
Biomedical Ethics
Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Aging in Society
Introduction to Social Work
Services for the Older American
Other advisor approved electives
Total Hours38

Specific courses required for the concentration may also count toward Colonnade Requirements and include the following: 

ECON 150Introduction to Economics3
PSY/PSYS 100Introduction to Psychology3
MATH 183Introductory Statistics3
CHEM 105Fundamentals of General Chemistry3
CHEM 106Fundamentals of General Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
BIOL 131Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 207General Microbiology3
BIOL 208General Microbiology Laboratory1

Food, Nutrition and Wellness Concentration

The Food, Nutrition and Wellness concentration requires 59 semester hours which include the common core courses and the concentration specific courses. This concentration does not meet accreditation requirements leading to status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. This concentration helps prepare students for careers in extension services, community food programs, food service management, wellness programs, pharmaceutical sales, and quality control or public relations for the food industry. In addition to the common core courses indicated for the major, this concentration requires the following:

HMD 360Advanced Nutrition3
HMD 361Life Stage Nutrition3
HMD 461Application of Nutrition Theory and Research3
HMD 465Community Nutrition3
ACCT 200Introductory Accounting—Financial3
MKT 220Basic Marketing Concepts3
PE 311Exercise Physiology3
PH 390Wellness and Fitness Assessment3
Select two designated electives with an adivsor from the following:6
Effective Listening
Advanced Public Speaking
Persuasion
Entrepreneurship
Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Sports Nutrition
Nutrition in Aging
Dietary and Herbal Supplements
Food Service Operations Management
Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Services Marketing
Personal Selling
Digital Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Industrial / Organizational Psychology
Other advisor approved electives.
Total Hours30

Required Colonnade courses in support of this concentration include CHEM 109 and BIOL 131.

Finish in Four Plans

Food, Nutrition, and Wellness Concentration

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1453ENG 1003
HMD 1513CHEM 1094
HIST 101 or HIST 1023MATH 109 or MATH 1153
PSY 100 or PSYS 1003Major/Minor/Elective or World Language (if needed)3
Colonnade - Arts & Humanities3HMD 1521
 Major/Minor/Elective1
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENG 2003HMD 2513
HMD 2523ACCT 2003
BIOL 1314MKT 2203
HMD 2113Connections - Social & Cultural3
Major/Minor/Elective3Major/Minor/Elective3
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
HMD 3543IDFM 3213
HMD 3613HMD 3603
ENG 3003Major/Minor/Elective3
Connections - Local to Global3Major Designated Elective3
Major/Minor/Elective3HMD 3513
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
HMD 4523HMD 3533
HMD 4653HMD 4613
PE 3113HMD 4591
Major/Minor/Elective2PH 3903
Major/Minor/Elective2Major Designated Elective3
 Major/Minor/Elective3
 13 16
Total Hours 120

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Concentration

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
COMM 1453ENG 1003 
HMD 1713HMD 1513 
HMD 2713MATH 109 or MATH 1163 
HIST 101 or HIST 1023Major/Minor/Elective or World Language (if needed)3 
Colonnade - Natural & Physical Sciences w/o lab3Colonnade - Arts & Humanities3 
 HMD 1521 
 15 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
HMD 2763HMD 2753 
HMD 2523HMD 2513 
ENG 2003Colonnade - Natural & Physical Sciences w/lab3-4 
Colonnade - Social & Behavioral Science3Major/Minor/Elective3 
Major/Minor/Elective3Major/Minor/Elective2 
 15 14-15 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
HMD 3543HMD 3513HMD 4103
HMD 3733HMD 3533 
HMD 3783HMD 2113 
ENG 3003Major/Minor/Elective3 
Major/Minor/Elective3Major/Minor/Elective2 
 15 14 3
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
IDFM 321 or FACS 3123HMD 4523 
HMD 4591HMD 4703 
HMD 4713HMD 4723 
Colonnade - Connections (Local to Global)3Colonnade - Connections (Social & Cultural)3 
Major/Minor/Elective - Upper Division3Major/Minor/Elective - Upper Division3 
 13 15 
Total Hours 120-121

Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
COMM 1453ENG 1003 
HMD 1513CHEM 1053 
HIST 101 or HIST 1023CHEM 1061 
PSY 100 or PSYS 1003ECON 1503 
Colonnade - Arts & Humanities3AH 2902 
 HMD 1521 
 MATH 1833 
 15 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Major/Minor/Elective OR World Language (if needed)3HMD 2513 
CHEM 1073ENG 2003 
CHEM 1081BIOL 1314 
HMD 2523ACCT 2003 
HMD 2113Connections - Local to Global3 
HMD 2011  
 14 16 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
HMD 3403HMD 3603HMD 4643
HMD 3613HMD 3624 
Connections - Social & Cultural 3HMD 3543 
ENG 3003CHEM 3043 
Major Designated Elective3General Elective1 
 15 14 3
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
BIOL 2073HMD 3533 
BIOL 2081HMD 4613 
HMD 4523IDFM 321 or FACS 3123 
HMD 4591HMD 3513 
HMD 4624  
HMD 4653  
 15 12 
Total Hours 120