Associate in Science
This option is for those students who seek a concentration in the specific study of nutrition and its relationship to health and who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. The curriculum is designed to provide a solid academic foundation for students who plan attend a wide range of health career programs leading to employment in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, schools, youth agencies, laboratories, and nutritional counseling practices.
Graduates will be able to:
- Explain how food is digested, absorbed, and used for growth and energy.
- Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between healthy eating habits and the prevention and treatment of diseases.
- Explain why nutrient requirements change over the lifespan.
- Design a healthy diet supporting the individualized needs based on ethical decision-making and sensitivity to unique cultural considerations.
- Perform scientific investigations utilizing laboratory equipment and instruments in a safe and effective manner.
- Write laboratory reports utilizing scientific terminology.