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Associate's Degree In Nutrition

The associate’s of science degree in nutrition, health science or health care management program, whether taken online, at a campus location or both, blends nutrition and health care oriented coursework with practical clinical experience. The objective of an associate’s degree program in the nutrition field is to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skill sets and real work experience required to pursue a great variety of entry-level positions in the competitive and growing fields of nutrition, dietetics and health care. Additionally, an associate’s degree will prepare many for further studies at a bachelor’s degree level or higher.

Associate’s Degree Program Specifics

Many who are just getting started in the nutrition industry will find that the experience gained during the one or two-year nutrition associate’s degree program is crucial to not only securing their first job within the nutrition industry, but excelling at that job.

Although many associate’s degrees in nutrition will vary, graduates of these programs will most likely be introduced to the following areas of study:

• Food & Human Growth
• Food Consumption, Absorption & Metabolism
• Biological & Biomedical Sciences including:

Learn about potential nutrition degree programs from these sponsored schools:
Stratford Career Institute | Ashworth College

  • Food Science o Biochemistry
  • Physiology Dietetics
  • Food & Nutrition Studies

• Business & Nutrition
• Exercise & Fitness
• Introduction To Medicine

Nutritionist Industry Skills

At the time of graduation from a one or two-year associate’s degree in nutrition, students will not only have gained the skills and knowledge required in the many real world applications of a nutritionist, but will many times also have the clinical training through an internship or work-study program. In addition to the classroom material, graduates will have gained valuable on-the-job experience that is often demanded by nutritionists, dietitians and health care employers in the industry today.

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