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Nutrition (NUTRI)



The following Nutrition degree is offered:

AS-T - Nutrition and Dietetics

BIOL 440   General Microbiology (4)
  or BIOL 442   General Microbiology and Public Health (5) (4-5) 
CHEM 400   General Chemistry I (5)
NUTRI 300   Nutrition (3)
PSYC 300   General Principles (3)
A minimum of 8 units from the following: (8)
  BIOL 430  Anatomy and Physiology (5)
    and BIOL 431   Anatomy and Physiology (5)
  CHEM 401   General Chemistry II (5)
  CHEM 420   Organic Chemistry I (5)
  PSYC 330   Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
    or STAT 300   Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: (3)
  ACCT 301   Financial Accounting (4)
  ANTH 310   Cultural Anthropology (3)
  BUS 340   Business Law (3)
  COMM 311   Argumentation and Debate (3)
  ECE 312   Child Development (3)
    or PSYC 372   Child Development (3)
  ECE 314   The Child, the Family and the Community (3)
  ECON 302   Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  ECON 304   Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  NUTRI 310   Cultural Foods of the World (3)
  SOC 300   Introductory Sociology (3)
  SOC 310   Marriage and the Family (3)

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T) degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Folsom Lake College allows students interested in pursuing a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics to complete their first two years of requirements at the community college before transferring to a California State University which offers a B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

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. Each California State University may have different requirements for transfer and Bachelor degrees.

This program has the following completion requirements:

1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State
University, including both of the following:
  A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University
General Education - Breadth Requirements.
  B. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by
the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between chemistry, biology, and nutrition.
  • Design diet plans using nutrition principles to promote optimal health.
  • Apply knowledge of the interaction of nutrition and health using problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Examine cultural diversity in regards to nutrition and foods.
  • Distinguish between reliable sources of nutrition information and nutrition claims not supported by research.

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