2019-2020 Catalog 
    Oct 17, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition Associate of Science

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The Nutrition Associate of Science degree program prepares students for a wide variety of employment opportunities involving the applications of fundamentals of normal nutrition. Employment possibilities include public agencies, day-care centers for the young and the elderly, food co-ops, recreation work, pregnancy clinics, education (such as preschool and elementary school), health clubs, gym and figure salons, health food stores and nutritional supplement sales, and drug abuse clinics. The program also offers coursework for professional improvement.

By completing the Nutrition degree, students will be trained to relate nutrition to health, fitness and disease; to critically assess and apply research in the area of nutritional sciences; to apply current dietary guidelines and nutrition recommendations for good health; to interpret and analyze nutrition labeling; to identify the function, deficiencies, toxicities and sources of nutrients; to identify causes and solutions to obesity and eating disorders; to identify causes and prevention of foodborne illness; to identify food-based solutions to dietary inadequacies; and to compare nutritional needs throughout the life cycle.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify components of a healthy diet and lifestyle that lead to long-term optimal health and disease prevention.
  • Accurately assess an individual’s nutritional status and make appropriate dietary recommendations.
  • Identify and analyze credible research on nutrition-related topics.

Required Core

Total Units for the Major: 19-22

Restricted Electives

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
† FN 50 recommended prior to CWE 180.
 Students with valid California ServSafe Certification may have this core requirement waived.
^ Students must complete 2 units of CO-OP-ED FOODS AND NUTRITION to earn the degree.

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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