Dec 13, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutritional Sciences AS, Community Nutrition Option

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Program Description

The Nutritional Sciences program prepares students to work in a wide range of settings in the public and private sectors and assume an array of challenging responsibilities in health care and wellness. Career opportunities for a registered/licensed dietitian include: health care dietitian and administrator, nutrition or food science researcher, fitness/wellness consultant, public health nutritionist, entrepreneur in dietetic programs and services, and corporate dietitian /nutritionist.

The community nutrition option is for students who desire to work in the field of foods and nutrition, but do not plan to become registered dietitians. The community nutrition option provides emphasis in improving the health of populations through nutrition programs at schools, and through Cooperative Extension, government programs, and wellness programs.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Integrate biological, social and/or nutritional sciences to promote healthy nutritional practices.
  • Identify the cultural, psychological, ecological, and/or socio-economic factors surrounding availability and consumption of nutrition.
  • Apply mathematical calculation to the computation of basic nutrition formulas.
  • Apply physical (chemistry) and biological sciences to body functions.
  • Describe the role nutrition plays in health and disease.
  • Evaluate a subject’s wellness profile.
  • Develop a behavioral modification plan for the health of a subject.
  • Explain the education requirements for becoming a Health Professional, Nutritionist and/or Registered Dietitian.


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Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on how this degree transfers to other colleges and universities on the Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition Option Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 44

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
Transfer admission requirement: 2.5 GPA.

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