dcsimg
Find Schools
Google Site Search
Nutritionist Schools By State

Associate's Degree In Nutrition

Associate degree programs in nutrition cover basic concepts in dietetics and may help prepare students for entry-level careers in the field. They may also serve as a step along the path toward entering a bachelor's degree in nutrition. Earning a degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics can also fulfill the educational qualifications for registered dietetic technicians.

Associate Degree Programs in Nutrition: Coursework

Students who pursue an associate degree in nutrition will become familiar with the fundamentals of nutrition science, and may take courses such as:

Nutrition Dietetics
  • Human Nutrition -- a look at the principles of human nutrition and the impact of food on overall human health. Topics within this course could include the role of food in disease and disease prevention, the basics of human metabolism and the function of different macro-nutrients (i.e., fat, carbohydrates, protein), healthy weight maintenance, dietary guidelines and recommendations, and the role of food in culture and society.
  • Developmental Nutrition -- an exploration of the different nutritional needs of humans at various life stages, from infancy to childhood to adolescence to adulthood into old age.
  • Nutrition, Food, and Culture -- an examination of the relationship between different cultures, the foods they eat, and their dietary habits. Topics might include how the typical Western diet differs from the diets of other cultures and regions.
  • Nutrition and Weight Management -- understanding the importance of sound nutrition and calorie balance in successful weight management.
  • Nutrition and Disease -- an analysis of the role of food in the promotion and prevention of various diseases and health conditions; for example, the role of saturated and trans fats in heart disease, the impact that pesticides may have on cancer risk, and the effect of antioxidants in certain foods on cancer and other conditions.
  • Food Preparation, Sanitation and Safety -- building knowledge about the essential principles of food preparation and safety, including cooking methods, kitchen skills, and proper sanitation.

Learn about potential Nutrition Degree Programs from these sponsored schools:
Stratford Career Institute | Ashworth College


Careers with an Associate Degree in Nutrition

Earning an associate degree in nutrition through a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) can fulfill one of the requirements for working and receiving licensure as a dietetic technician, registered (DTR).

Dietetic technicians support and are supervised by registered dietitians in various professional settings, such as hospitals, wellness centers, and private clinics. DTRs have responsibilities that may include but are not limited to planning menus for patients or clients, monitoring clients' meals and nutrient intake, or supervising the production and delivery of food to organizations. In 2013, dietetic technicians earned a mean annual wage of $28,580 in the U.S.

If you are short on time and would like to request information from schools now, click here.

Sources:

Become an RD or DTR, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, http://www.eatright.org/BecomeanRDorDTR/content.aspx?id=8142

Dietitians and Nutritionists, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, January 8, 2014, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm

Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, http://www.eatright.org/BecomeanRDorDTR/content.aspx?id=8144

Dietetic Technicians, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292051.htm

Dietetic Technicians, O*NET OnLine, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2051.00

What is a Dietetic Technician, Registered?, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, http://www.eatright.org/HealthProfessionals/content.aspx?id=6861

Nutritionist Degree Programs

Searching Searching ...

Matching School Ads
1 Program(s) Found
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
  • Financial Aid
1 Program(s) Found
  • Offers 46 credits for military experience (plus credit for CLEP & DSST)
  • Offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, teaching credentials and extended education programs online and at campuses throughout California and Washington.
  • Has a network of 26 campuses, 6 military base locations and online options
  • Part of the Chapman University System
  • Online Courses
1 Program(s) Found
  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
3 Program(s) Found
Keiser University Campus , West Palm Beach
  • Ranked among the Best Colleges in the South in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked the 13th  Best College for Veterans in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • A private institution founded in 1977 with a current total undergraduate enrollment of over 15,00.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 11:1, and 89.3% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
Show more [+]
1 Program(s) Found
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
  •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
Show more [+]
2 Program(s) Found
  • Guarantees flat-rate tuition for students who stay continuously enrolled.
  • Offers a four-day class schedule, leaving Fridays open.
  • Founding member of the Accrediting Council for Independent Schools and Colleges (ACICS) in 1912.
  • Career assistance services are provided to all students and graduates for life.
  • Has programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
1 Program(s) Found
  • Ranked #8 in the 2013 Best Online Undergrad Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 70% graduation rate– significantly higher than the national average of 59%. 
  • Ranked #2 by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans. 
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of six regional accrediting associations that accredit public and private colleges and universities in the United States.  
  • Has a network of 26 campuses.

Please Call 855-816-4008 to speak to a customer representative.

Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
1 Program(s) Found
Globe University & Minnesota School of Business , Online (campus option available)
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Founded in 1885 as one of Minnesota’s first business schools.
  • Features small class-sizes, experienced faculty, and flexible scheduling. 
  • Teaches with a technologically-focused learning model that helps to enhance the student experience.
  • Offers online, on campus, and hybrid classes, with 19 locations across Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
  • Nationally accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Online Courses
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
  • Ranked #11 in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 4,000 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
  • Founded in Southern California in 1998 by dog training expert Steven Appelbaum.
  • The largest independent dog training company in the United States.
  • Offers 11-stage programs that feature an in-home study component along with a hands-on training module.
  • A member of the MyCAA Financial Assistance program, which offers eligible military spouses up to $4,000 of tuition assistance that can be used towards any of their courses.
  • Helps graduates find employment and coaches those who are looking to start their own business.
Show more [+]
  • Online Courses
  • Awarded the GreenWorks! Environment education grant from Project Learning Tree in 2012.
  • Participates in the Arizona Veteran Supportive Campus Initiative, helping retention and graduation rates of veterans and military personnel.
  • Founded its online school in 2003.
  • Accredited by Accrediting Council of Independent College & Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Dedicated to helping students find career success since 1977.
  • Provides relevant, real-world training with an emphasis on applied learning to ensure our graduates are prepared to succeed in the workforce.
  • Offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as diploma and certificate programs in health science, business, legal science, information technology and entertainment arts.
  • Has technology-based classes that utilize Apple iPad learning in the classroom to create a more interactive and engaging environment.
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits
  • Uses SMARTHINKING, a program that connects students to E-structor® Certified tutors anytime, from any internet connection. 
  • Has an online MBA program available to any student with any type of bachelor’s degree.
  • Offers flexible online classes as well as two ground locations in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • Gives high-achieving students the opportunity to join their Theoretical Applications Project Honors Program (TAP) and set themselves apart from the competition.
Show more [+]
Good for Working Adults
  • Accredited
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Accelerated Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits

The University of Florida is ranked #5 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The rankings were based on faculty credentials and training, student services & technology, and student engagement – basically all the factors that contribute to an exceptional online education experience. Be greater. Be a gator.

  • Online Courses
  • Gives students the chance to graduate in as little as 7.5 months.
  • Has a student esthetics clinic where students gain valuable hands-on experience.
  • Provides day and evening classes.
  • Offers career placement to all students and graduates.
  • Shares a campus with the Virginia School of Massage.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Show more [+]