The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BSN) Program is a four-year course program offered by the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food (IHNF), College of Human Ecology (CHE), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). The IHNF is recognized to have the longest-running degree in human nutrition and food that is dynamic to the shifting education landscape and responsive to changing industry demand. Its BSN program is unique because of its holistic approach considering its ecological, rural, and agricultural orientations and strong linkage with the food system. All courses of the BSN program were converted into an OBE system with the PLOs anchored on the Vision, Mission, and Goals of the UP System, UPLB, CHE, and IHNF. With these guiding principles, the BSN program consistently produces excellent graduates with high leadership potentials and professional standards in nutrition and dietetics.
At present, the IHNF continues to hold its status as the top-performing school in the Nutritionist-Dietitian Licensure Examination as accorded by the Professional Regulatory Commission.
Graduates of the BSN Program are expected to:
- Articulate and discuss the latest developments in their specific field of practice and engage in lifelong learning
- Effectively communicate in English and Filipino
- Work effectively and independently
- Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibilities
- Preserve and promote Filipino historical and cultural heritage
- Promote the role of nutrition and dietetics for human well-being in relation to the needs, resources and potentials of individuals, group and families;
- Practice comprehensive nutritional care for the total wellness of individuals in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural setting;
- Integrate nutrition concerns with local and national development efforts;
- Manage nutrition programs for individuals, groups and institutions;
- Manage a foodservice unit in a hospital or other settings;
- Implement an economically viable activity related to nutrition and dietetics;
- Design and/or conduct a scientific study on food, nutrition and dietetics; and;
- Lead with honor and excellence in public service and in fields of practice.
BS Nutrition Course Catalog
|GE 1 (Core): ARTS 1||Critical Perspective in the Arts||3|
|ABT 11||Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology||1|
|HUME 100||Introduction to Human Ecology||3|
|HFDS 130||Human Physiology||3|
|CHEM 18||University Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 18.1||University Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|HK 11||Wellness and Basic Injury Management||(2)|
|GE 2 (Core): ETHICS 1||Ethics and Moral Reasoning in Everyday Life||3|
|GE 3 (Core); KAS 1 / HIST 1||Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas / Philippine History||3|
|GE (4) Elective||3|
|CHEM 40||Basic Organic Chemistry||4||CHEM 18|
|CHEM 40.1||Basic Organic Chemistry Laboratory||1||CHEM 18.1|
|MCB 11||Microbiology and Applications of Microorganisms||3|
|HNF 101||Food Selection and Preparation||4||ABT 11|
|HK 12 or 13||Human Kinetics Activities or Advanced Human Kinetics Activities||(2)|
|NSTP 1||National Training Service Program 1||(3)|
|MGT 101||Concepts and Dynamics of Management||3|
|HNF 103||Food Preservation||3|
|HNF 122||Food and Nutrition||4||HNF 101|
|HNF 141||Food and Nutrition System||3|
|CHEM 160||Introductory Biochemistry||3||CHEM 40 & 40.1|
|HNF 102||Meal Management||4||HNF 101|
|HK 12 or 13||Human Kinetics Activities or Advanced Human Kinetic Activities||(2)|
|NSTP 2||National Service Training Program 2||(3)|
|GE 5 (Core): STS 1||Science, Technology and Society||3|
|GE 7: Elective||1|
|GE 8: Elective||3|
|GE 6 (UPLB): PI 10||The Life and Works of Jose Rizal||3|
|STAT 101||Elementary Statistics||3|
|MGT 111||Principles of Accounting||3||COI|
|HNF 123||Nutritional Assestment||2||HNF 122|
|HK 12 or 13||Human Kinetics Activities or Advance Human Kinetics Activities||(2)|
|HNF 104||Food Service Systems 1||3||HNF 102|
|HNF 127||Nutrition in the Life Stages||4||HNF 123|
|HNF 128||Medical Nutrition Therapy I||5||HNF 123, CHEM 160, HFDS 130|
|HNF 142||Public Health Nutrition||3||HNF 123|
|HNF 195||Food and Nutrition Research||3||STAT 101|
|HNF 143||Nutrition Education||3||HNF 127|
|HNF 129||Medical Nutrition Therapy II||5||HNF 128|
|HNF 105||Food Service Systems II||3||HNF 104, MGT 101, MGT 111|
|HNF 200||Undergraduate Thesis||3|
|HNF 126||Sports Nutrition||2||HNF 123|
|HNF 200||Undergraduate Thesis||3|
|GE 9 (Core): COMM 10||Critical Perspective in Communication||3|
|HNF 199||Undergraduate Seminar||1|
|HNF 200a||Practicum 1||12|
|HNF 200b||Practicum II||12|
Rules on Scholastic Standing
Good Scholastic Standing
A student is in good scholastic standing if at the end of the semester s/he obtains a final grade of 3.00 or higher in at least 75% of the total number of academic units in which s/he is registered. However, colleges/ units may impose additional rules on good scholastic standing such as a minimum grade average or required number of units passed per semester/year.
Scholastic Delinquency (Revised UP Code: Art. 389)
The faculty of each college or school shall approve suitable and effective provisions governing undergraduate delinquent students, subject to the following minimum standards:
1) Warning – Students who obtain final grades at the end of the semester below 3.00 in 25% – 49% of the total number of academic units in which they are registered shall be warned by the Dean to improve their work;
2) Probation – Students who, at the end of the semester, obtain final grades below 3.00 in 50% – 75% of the total number of academic units in which they have final grades shall be placed on probation for the succeeding semester and their load shall be limited to the extent to be determined by the Dean;
Probation may be removed by passing with grades of 3.00 or better in more than 50% of the units in which they have final grades in the succeeding semester.
3) Dismissal – Students who, at the end of the semester, obtain final grades below 3.00 in at least 76% of the total number of academic units in which they receive final grades shall be dropped from the rolls of the college or school;
Students on probation, in accordance with 2) above, who again fail in 50% or more of the total number of units in which they receive final grades shall be dropped from the rolls of their college or school subject to the following (Revised UP Code: Art. 390):
a) students dropped from one (1) college shall not ordinarily be admitted to another unit of the University unless, in the opinion of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, their natural aptitude and interest may qualify them in another field of study in which case they may be allowed to enroll in the proper college or department (Revised UP Code: Art. 391);
b) students who were dropped in accordance with the rules on “Dismissal” and again fail so that it becomes necessary again to drop them, shall not be eligible for readmission to any college of the University.
4) Permanent Disqualification – Students who, at the end of the semester, obtain final grades below “3.00” in 100% of the academic units in which they are given final grades shall be permanently barred from readmission to any college of the University (Revised UP Code: Art. 392).
Permanent disqualification does not apply to cases in which, on the recommendation of the faculty members concerned, the faculty certifies that the grades of “5.00” were due to the student’s unauthorized dropping of the subjects and not to poor scholarship. However, if the unauthorized withdrawal takes place after the mid-semester and the student’s class standing is poor, his/her grades of 5.00 shall be counted against him/her for the purpose of this scholarship rule. The Dean shall deal with these cases on their individual merits in light of the recommendations of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; provided, that in no case of readmission to the same or another college shall the action be lighter than probation (Revised UP Code: Art. 393).
For purposes of scholastic standing, a grade of “Inc” is not included in the computation. When it is replaced by a final grade, the latter is to be included in the grades during the semester when the completion is made (based on Revised UP Code: Art. 394). The grade of 4.00 is counted until it is removed. Once removed, only the final grade of 3.00 or 5.00 is counted (69th UC Meeting: 21 June 2000; President’s Approval: 14 March 2001). Required courses in which a student has failed shall take precedence over other courses in his/her succeeding enrollment (Revised UP Code: Art. 395).
In colleges or schools in which the weights of the courses are not expressed in terms of units, the computation shall be based on their respective equivalents (Revised UP Code: Art. 396).
No readmisssion of dismissed or disqualified students shall be considered by the Deans and Directors without the favorable recommendation of the University Guidance Counselor. Cases in which the action of the Deans or Directors conflicts with the recommendation of the University Guidance Counselor may be elevated to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, whose decision shall be final (Revised UP Code: Art. 397).