Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T) Degree
The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree (AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics) prepares students for success in a baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with the lower-division coursework required to transfer into the CSU system. Students learn about nutrients in food and how their dietary choices effect the human body and the world. The study of nutritional science contributes to preparing students for careers as nutritionists, registered dietitians (RD), food scientists, or other dietetics professionals. The study of Nutrition provides a broad foundation which applies to a variety of other scientific areas of study such as health, kinesiology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, and biology.
Required Core Courses:
Required List A:
Students must complete at least one (1) from the following:
|Organic Chemistry I
|MATH 110 or MATH 110H
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics
|Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Required List B:
Students must complete one (1) additional from the following:
Total Credit Hours: 25.00-33.00
Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring (IGETC or CSUGE Breadth). See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Select appropriate foods for a healthy diet and disease risk reduction for themselves and others.
- Identify the role of nutrients and healthy food preparations for optimal health and well-being.
- Use a high-quality broad-based education in the physical, biological, and social sciences as a stepping stone of knowledge in nutrition science to improve health and serve society.
- Think critically and ethically about nutrition research and practices and its societal impact
- Analyze and explain the relationship between diet, lifestyle, and health outcomes, within the framework of cultural and social influences.
- Assess the impact of age, culture and gender on diet and nutrition.
- Design meal plans based on current nutritional guidelines.
- Outline the process by which the human body ingests, digests, absorbs, transports, utilizes and excretes food substances.
- List and describe the basic chemical structures of the six classes of nutrients and the substances therein: their action, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease
- Learn about career pathways in the field of Nutrition and acquire skills necessary to pursue them.