Nutrition - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration
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.
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Total Credit Hours: 60
The Arts & Humanities Core requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH 151, THET 102, THET 103, THET 202, THET 241, or WMST 193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.
A graduate should be able to
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic sciences related to nutrition, including chemistry, microbiology, biology, and genetics.
- Explain the principles and concepts of nutrition, including digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients in the human body.
- Explain the relationship between nutrition and disease prevention and treatment.
- Evaluate current and/or controversial issues relevant to nutrition.
- Identify basic chemical, physical, and microbiological aspects of food and the integration of basic sciences in the food industry.
- Illustrate an understanding of ethical principles which guide the practice of nutrition and dietetics.