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Nutrition Program

2016-2017

Description

The Nutrition Program provides three excellent academic pathways in the field of dietetics and nutrition.

  1. Courses transfer to a four-year institution in preparation to become a Registered Dietitian
  2. A Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate of Achievement
  3. An Associate Degree

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should consult the Counseling Department and a Nutrition Advisor for assistance in program planning.

Gainful Employment Information

Program Emphasis

Course work instructs students in the scientific principles of nutrition as it applies to achieving optimal health, controlling chronic diseases and managing food service.

Career Options

Nutrition courses enable students to seek employment in the field of dietetics and nutrition. Some areas of employment include: healthcare, sports nutrition, education, research, food science and food service.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement
Dietetic Service Supervisor 15
Nutrition 27-30
Nutrition and Fitness 18.5-23
Associate of Science Degree:
Nutrition 27-30*
Nutrition and Fitness 18.5-23

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

 

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Nutrition Program will be able to:

  • Technological Awareness: Students will be able to utilize current computer software to analyze macro and micro-nutrient contents of dietary intake.
  • Personal Actions: Students will be able to apply scientific principles of food handling (sanitation and food safety) to food preparation and storage to reduce food-borne illnesses.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to evaluate student’s eating habits based on nutrition knowledge learned in class.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Achievement

Dietetic Service Supervisor

The Dietetic Service Supervisor program is designed to prepare students to function as qualified dietetic supervisors and/or managers in healthcare facilities. This program is approved and certified by the California State Department of Public Health.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
CACM 101 Sanitation, Safety and Equipment 3
NUTR 116 Principles of Cooking in Healthcare Food Service 1
NUTR 091 Directed Clinical Practice 2
NUTR 180 Nutrition and Diet Therapy or 3
NUTR 199 Food Operations in Healthcare Management 3
Total Units = 15

Note: Students must complete all of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better within a five-year period in order earn the DSS Certificate.

Note: In order to obtain the Dietetic Service Supervisor Certificate of Achievement students must complete the Dietetic Supervisor Practicum (NUTR 91), which requires students to participate in nutrition and food service activities within healthcare facilities. These facilities may require student background checks, including fingerprinting, as a condition of placement at the facility. Refusal to submit to a background check, or failure to meet clearance criteria established by the healthcare facility may prevent placement in the Dietetic Supervisor Practicum. Healthcare facilities also require adherence to strict standards of conduct. Facilities may refuse educational access to any person who does not adhere to the facility’s standards of safety, health and ethical behavior. This may prevent a student from acquiring the Certificate of Achievement.

Nutrition

Courses Required for the Major: Units
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 153 Cultural Foods 3
NUTR 155 Advanced Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
NUTR 180 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
NUTR 270 Work Experience 1-4
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Lab 4
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 1 Total Units 1
Total Units = 27-30

Nutrition and Fitness

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BIOL 160 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
EXSC 125A Aerobic Dance I or
EXSC 125B Aerobic Dance II 0.5-1
EXSC 126A Cardio Conditioning I or
EXSC 126B Cardio Conditioning II or or
EXSC 126C Cardio Conditioning III 0.5-1
EXSC 139A Weight Training I or
EXSC 139B Weight Training II or
EXSC 139C Weight Training III 0.5-1
EXSC 242B Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
NUTR 270 Work Experience 1-4
Total Units = 18.5-23

Associate of Science Degree

Nutrition

Courses Required for the Major: Units
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 153 Cultural Foods 3
NUTR 155 Advanced Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
NUTR 180 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
NUTR 270 Work Experience 1-4
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Lab 4
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 1 Total Units 1
Total Units = 27-30

Recommended Electives: Child Development 141 ; Computer Business Technology 120 ; Psychology 101 ; Sociology 101 ; Fashion 190.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Nutrition and Fitness

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BIOL 160 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
EXSC 125A Aerobic Dance I or
EXSC 125B Aerobic Dance II 0.5-1
EXSC 126A Cardio Conditioning I or
EXSC 126B Cardio Conditioning II 0.5-1
EXSC 139A Weight Training I or
EXSC 139B Weight Training II 0.5-1
EXSC 242B Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 160 Foods for Healthy Lifestyles 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
NUTR 270 Work Experience 1-4
Total Units = 18.5-23

Recommended Electives: Health Education 131 ; Computer Business Technology 120 ; Fashion 190.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.