BRTC has signed an articulation agreement with Arkansas State University’s Dietetics program signaling ASU’s willingness to accept BRTC Dietetics students, according to Angie Caldwell, Vice President for Technical Education at BRTC.
“The purpose of this agreement is to assist students holding an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dietetics from BRTC to transition smoothly to ASU for the completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science,” Caldwell explained.
Through collaborative efforts, the partners desire to increase graduation rates, facilitate the transfer process and maintain a high quality working relationship between ASU and BRTC.
Under the agreement, a student who holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dietetics from BRTC may apply for admission to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at ASU provided the student meets program admission requirements. ASU agrees to accept for transfer 22 hours of dietetics-specific courses as well as required general education courses into the Coordinated Program.
“With additional basic courses, students can walk out of our program and finish the Dietetics program at ASU in approximately two years,” noted Caldwell.
“We are excited about this collaboration with ASU and the opportunity it provides our students.” The agreement will be subject to annual review by both ASU and BRTC, or in the event there are changes to the curriculum at either institution. Both schools also agree to recognize and promote the agreement with prospective transfer students.
Signing the agreement in addition to Caldwell from BRTC were Tina Harris, Dietetics Program Director, and Dr. Wayne Hatcher, President. Signing from ASU were Pam Towery, Dietetics Program Director; Dr. Susan Hanrahan, Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions; Glen Jones, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost; and G. Daniel Howard, Chancellor.