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Nutrition and Foods

Curriculum for AS in Nutrition and Foods

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What subjects are studied in this program?
Along with the nutrition courses, you are also required to take the general education courses in order to obtain an associate's degree. The prerequisite courses emphasize the science to provide a foundation to apply nutrition. Chemistry, anatomy, biology, and psychology are also required. These courses are helpful in understanding food (science), nutrition, nutrition therapy, and literature reviews of scientific articles. In addition, there are courses on food preparation, food service, cultural foods, nutrition during the lifecycle, nutrition therapy, and metabolism.

Display of Proposed Sequence:

Suggested Sequence of Courses and Offerings-Degree Program
Nutrition and Foods with the minimum requirements for an Associate of Science Degree

Fall 1 Spring 2 Summer 2

CHEM 305 Intro to Chem I*
CHEM 307 Intro to Chem (4 units) or CHEM 400 Gen Chem (5 units)

5 units
NUTRI 300 Nutrition 3 units
CAM 301 Food Theory & Prep* 4 units
BIOL 102 Ant & Phys* 4 units
G.E.-Am Institutions** 3 units
18 units
NUTRI 310 Cult Food 3 units
BIOL 310 Gen Bio 4 units
G.E.- Eng Composition** 3 units (minimum)
G.E. - P.E./Living skills** 1 unit
Math (Alg I or higher)** 3 units (minimum)
14 units
Or G.E.
Fall 2 Spring 3 Summer 3

PSYC 300 Gen Principles

3 units
NUTRI 350 Comm Nutrition 3 units
NUTRI 340 Nutri & Metab 3 units
NUTRI 322 Nutri Issues Throughout Life 3 units
G.E. Languages & Rationality: Comm & Analytical Thinking** 3 units
15 units
NUTRI 360 Med Nutri Therapy/Nutri & Disease 3 units
NUTRI 370 Food Service Mgt 3 units
G.E. - Humanities** 3 unit
9 units
Or G.E.

*Includes lab
**G.E. = General Education courses or its equivalent

CHEM 305, 400 are transferrable to CSUS Didactic Program

BIOL 430 is transferrable to CSUS Didactic Program

The G.E. (general education courses), CHEM, BIOL, Math and/or PSYC courses can be taken in the summer to lighten the load during the regular school year. Please see the program counselor for the specific science courses that will transfer to a particular four-year didactic programs in dietetics.

Suggested electives for fulfilling the Gen. Ed. or 60-unit degree requirements:

II(b). Languages and Rationality: Communication and Analytical Thinking -- STAT 300 Intro to Probability and Statistics

IV. Natural Sciences -- BIOL 440 General Microbiology

Suggested Sequence of Courses and Offerings-Certificate Program-Nutrition and Foods, Community Nutrition

Fall 1 Spring 2 Summer 3
NUTRI 300 Nutrition 3 units
CAM 301 Food Theory and Preparation* 4 units

NUTRI 310 Cultural Foods of the World

Total Units

3 units

10 units 

NUTRI 350 Comm Nutrition 3 units
NUTRI 322 Nutri Issues Throughout Life 3 units

PSYC 300 Gen Principles (OPTIONAL)

Total Units

3 units

6(9) units 



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