The science of a well-fueled body.
A healthy body begins with healthy nutrition. It is important to understand how the foods we eat, and those that we don’t eat, affect our health.
In this program, you will study the nutritional needs of the body and apply that knowledge to advise others in healthy eating. Examine human anatomy and physiology, and explore the role of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and microscopic organisms in the body’s biochemical processes. Learn to create nutrition plans, calculate caloric needs, plan healthy menus and advise clients about their diets.
The program offers emphasis areas in both nutrition and dietetics. Students who complete the Dietetics program are eligible to take the Registered Dietitian (R.D.) exam for practice as a licensed dietitian in a variety of settings.