Nutrition and Dietetics

DEGREE LEVELS


Nutrition and Dietetics- A.A.S.
The Division of Health Professions

Take your interest in healthy living to a new level with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. This program is designed to meet the community’s growing need for professionals trained in both nutrition and food service management. Courses help students appreciate the science of nutrition and provide hands-on learning opportunities for them to translate that science into practical information for the general public. Students are also taught how to plan, manage and direct food service operations in institutional settings.

An essential component of the program is the supervised practice experiences in area healthcare facilities and community agencies, where students put into practice their nutrition assessment, diet counseling and food service management skills. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in clinical or community nutrition care or food service management, or may choose to continue their studies by transferring to a four-year college. Graduates are also eligible to write the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians as offered by the Commission for Dietetics Registration.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • High School diploma (minimum 80% average) or GED diploma with a minimum score of 2625.
  • High School chemistry with an overall average of 80%.
  • 2.0 cumulative average with minimum grades of “C” in required program courses for current and transfer students.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  • A total of at least 67 semester hours with a Quality Point Average of 2.0.
  • General Education:
    • College Seminar (GS100) or College Success (GS 102), 1-3 credits*
    • Basic Communication (EN 101 or EN 200), 3 credits
    • Humanities (Literature elective), 3 credits
    • Mathematics (MA107 or higher), 3-4 credits
    • Natural Science (BIO109, BIO109L, CH111, CH111L), 8 credits*
    • Philosophy/Religious Studies Electives, 6 credits
    • Social Science electives, 6 credits
  • Program Specific:*
    • DT101, DT102, DT103, DT104, DT 104C, DT201, DT202, D 203, DT204, DT205, DT206, DT207, DT208.
    • *A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required.

  • Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
    3
  • Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
    1
  • Foundations of Nutrition
    3
  • Introductory Foods
    3
  • Nutrition Care Process
    3
  • English Composition
    3
    OR
    Advanced Composition
    3
  • College Seminar*
    1
    OR
    College Success*
    3

Semester 1

17 /19

  • General Chemistry I
    3
  • General Chemistry I Laboratory
    1
  • Community Nutrition
    4
  • Community Nutrition Practice
    2
  • Nutrition Education
    3
  • Mathematics Elective
    3

Semester 2

16

  • Diet and Disease I
    3
  • Supervised Practice – Long-Term Care Settings
    4
  • Foodservice Management and Operations I
    2
  • 000
    Philosophy / Religious Studies Elective
    3
  • Literature Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 3

18

  • Diet and Disease II
    3
  • Supervised Practice – Acute Care Settings
    4
  • Seminar in Dietetic Technology
    1
  • Foodservice Management and Operations II
    2
  • 000
    Philosophy / Religious Studies Elective
    3
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 4

16