Tyler Wallace, Division Chair

Nutrition courses may be taken as part of the Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree as well as one of the courses included within the Nursing DTA. These courses may be used toward the Natural Science Breadth requirement or for Specified or General Elective credit. Students seeking Associate in Arts and Science DTA degree or the Nursing DTA should refer to the catalog section “Degrees & Certificates” for a detailed description of the degree, its program outcomes, and courses that will satisfy degree requirements.

Nutrition studies what we eat and how that food supports our health. This field studies health issues that are related to diet and our behaviors related to the foods that we eat. Nutrition includes chemistry, biology, and social science. Many specialties include exercise science, health and wellness, and nutrition education.

Individuals with degrees in nutrition often become nutritionists or health educators for schools, corporations, and healthcare facilities. Others become registered dietitians that work alongside healthcare professionals.

Since programs differ at each college, students should consult program outlines published by the college or university to which they intend to transfer. Students should prepare their quarterly schedules with the assistance of an advisor knowledgeable in this transfer area.


NUTR& 101: Nutrition

Credits 5

This course is intended for students pursuing careers in Nursing or other Allied Health fields. This course in nutrition will present information on the chemistry and the biological function of nutrients in the body.  Diseases associated with an excess or deficit in nutrients will also be explored. Students will acquire a better understanding of some impacts of food choices on a personal level. Prerequisite: Highly recommend High School Biology with a B or better, BIOL 100, OR BIOL 160 with a 2.0 or higher within the last 5 years.