Academic Catalog

Nutrition and Dietetics, AS-T

Program Description

Students who complete the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer Degree will be ensured preferential and seamless transfer status to CSUs for Nutrition and Dietetics majors and majors in related disciplines. This program prepares students with strong foundational knowledge in the science of human nutrition as well as with the skills and knowledge to be successful in upper division coursework at CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for specific CSUs. Students may also review ASSIST to determine whether their desired university destination requires additional coursework (e.g., organic chemistry).

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to utilize knowledge from the physical and biological sciences as a basis for understanding the role of food and nutrients in health and disease processes.
  • Students will be able to use their knowledge from the physical and biological sciences to critically evaluate nutrition information.
  • Students will be able to discuss how nutrition intersects with race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors to impact human health.
  • Students will be able to consider the impacts of dietary choices on the environment.

Units Required

  • Major: 39-51

Associate Degree Requirements

Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:

  • CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)1 (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
  • Core and support courses (39-51 units, of which 0-25 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
  • Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement

Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" (or "P") or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
BIOL 41MICROBIOLOGY6
BIOL 45INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN NUTRITION4
CHEM 1AGENERAL CHEMISTRY5
or CHEM 1AH HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM 1BGENERAL CHEMISTRY5
or CHEM 1BH HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY
CHEM 1CGENERAL CHEMISTRY & QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS5
PSYC 1GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY5
or PSYC 1H HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Support Courses
List A
Complete one of the following from List A:5-15
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
and HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
and HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY III 1
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
INTEGRATED STATISTICS II
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
or SOC 7
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
List B
And complete one course from List B:4-6
PRINCIPLES OF CELL BIOLOGY
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BASIC PRINCIPLES
HUMAN BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
CALCULUS
HONORS CALCULUS I
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
POLITICAL SCIENCE: INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
CHILD & ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Total Units39-51