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Nutrition (NUTRI)

Nutrition

Career Oppportunities & Highlights

Folsom Lake College’s Nutrition Department prepares the student for further study in nutrition science and related fields or a program in clinical dietetics.

A nutrition degree can be the foundation for career opportunities in areas such as:

Clinical Dietetian 
Nutritionist
Sports Nutritionist
Dietary Clerk
Nutrition Scientist
Food Biochemist
Food and Nutrition Management
Public Health Nutritionist
Nutrition Educator
Health Educator
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
Nutrition Consultant/Private Practice
Related Health Professionals (e.g. Physician, Physician Assistant, nursing, ect.)
Business and Industry
Culinary Arts
Media and Communications
Non-profit Food Organizations
Public Policy/Government

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program. Students planning to continue for a four-year degree should consult the lower division requirements of the transfer program of the university to which they plan to attend.

Note to transfer students: If your goal is to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree in nutrition or dietetics, you must meet with a counselor and plan the courses for your major. Schools have different requirements for transfer and bachelor's degrees.

Highlights

  • On-campus, hybrid, and online course offerings.
  • Faculty commitment to provide current and evidence-based nutrition information.
  • Prepare students to become leaders in the field promoting healthy food and nutrition practices.
  • Hands-on experience in nutrition and diet assessment.

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