Nutrition - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 251
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
Graduates transfer to the UMD Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics program where they are trained as Registered Dietitians (R.D.’s). R.D.’s – nutrition experts who focus on the treatment and prevention of disease – work in a variety of settings, including clinical and community nutrition, nutrition counseling, nutrition education and research, wellness, government, public health, and food service management.
General Education Core
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.
Arts & Humanities
The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biological & Physical Sciences
Required Courses Related to Major
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic sciences related to nutrition, including chemistry, microbiology, biology, and genetics.
2. Explain the principles and concepts of nutrition, including digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients in the human body.
3. Explain the relationship between nutrition and disease prevention and treatment.
4. Evaluate current and/or controversial issues relevant to nutrition.
5. Identify basic chemical, physical, and microbiological aspects of food and the integration of basic sciences in the food industry.
6. Illustrate an understanding of ethical principles which guide the practice of nutrition and dietetics.