Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Natural Sciences
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: SAC

What is the Nutrition program?

This program studies how the body transforms food into energy, the nutrients in the food we eat, and the role nutrition plays in overall health.

What will I learn?

This is a science-intensive program that will teach you about human nutrition, food science, physiology, sustainable food systems and more. You’ll learn about the function of nutrients in basic life processes, the role nutrition plays in current health issues, and ingredient function and interaction. You’ll understand how to plan and apply healthy nutritional regimens as you learn about metabolism, food chemistry and weight management.

What can I do with this course of study?

With an associate degree in nutrition, you’ll be ready to transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program, which will prepare you for certification or licensure as a registered dietitian or nutritionist. You can also pursue an entry-level job in the field, such as a dietetics technician, food service associate or health coach.

What's special about this program?

This program prepares you for a rewarding career helping others live healthier lives. With an aging population and increased emphasis on disease prevention, the need for registered dietitians and nutritionists will continue to grow.

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Contact Us

Shelly Sheppard
Discipline Coordinator
Chemistry & Geology (CG) 204
(210) 486-0837

Debbie Dye
Academic Unit Assistant
CG 207
(210) 486-0840

David Wood
Interim Chair
CG 204
(210) 486-0063