Nutrition & Dietetics

Nutrition science is the study of how our bodies transform everything from applesauce to zucchinis into energy. It’s the study of the nutrients that make up the food we eat and how our diet affects our overall health. Whether you’re preparing for a career in the field of dietetics or interested in nutrition for personal enrichment, you’ll enjoy the diverse classes we offer.

The Nutrition & Dietetics program includes the following area of study:

Pre-Dietetics/Pre-Human Nutrition

Mesa Community College can help you begin the process of becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by fulfilling the first two years of courses of a four year degree. Follow MCC’s Associate in Arts Emphasis in Nutritional Science pathway. Next, transfer into an accredited nutrition and dietetics program at Arizona State University or The University of Arizona.

Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website (link) for more information on careers in nutrition and dietetics as well as specific required AA Emphasis in Nutritional Science pathway requirements for becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. MCC can provide the first two academic years of your journey.

**Please note, the AA pathway is not a degree in nutrition, it is for content emphasis only.