Associate in Arts Human Nutrition Emphasis

Nutrition & Dietetics
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Students interested in a post-baccalaureate degree in the medical and healthcare professions, consider a degree in human nutrition. MCC’s courses in human nutrition prepare students for transfer to a university for a bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition. Most students who obtain this degree transfer to a post- baccalaureate medical field, such as physician assistant, physical therapy, medical school, etc. Human Nutrition is not a degree for a student desiring a career in nutrition; consider the Nutrition Dietetics pathway for a career in nutrition.  


*If this is your goal, work with the university advisor to meet the career needs of your desired field.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8400
Total Credits Required
61–68
Catalog Year
2018-2019
Transfer Partner
Arizona State University
Transfer Program
Nutrition (Human Nutrition) (Bachelor of Science)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, utilizing the vocabulary of nutrition, dietetics, and food systems. (CO)
  • Connect knowledge from the physical, biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences to the science of food and nutrition in health and disease processes. (CT)
  • Apply food safety and food science principles in general practice. (CT)
  • Evaluate socially and culturally appropriate strategies in order to respect nutritionally and agriculturally diverse cultures and values. (CG, CT)
  • Describe and demonstrate the governance and ethics principles of a food, nutrition, and dietetics professional. (CE)
  • Locate and evaluate nutrition literature using various technologies. (CT)
  • Evaluate food systems and nutrition information based on scientific evidence. (CT)

Career Opportunities

A strong understanding of human nutrition is an important component of modern medicine. A degree in human nutrition can be applied to numerous careers in health care in both the public and private sectors.

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Dentists, General $166,990
Family and General Practitioners $187,780
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $68,240
Pharmacists $127,540
Physician Assistants $98,030
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
  • This course sequence is still pending final approval
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
13-17
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I Critical course Course carries SQ Value 4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry Critical course Gateway course Course carries SQ Value 0–3
CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 0–1
FON100 Introductory Nutrition Critical course Gateway course 3
COM110 or
COM230
Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication Course carries SB Value 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15-18
MAT187 Precalculus 5
CHM151 General Chemistry I 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Course carries FYC Value 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Student may test out of CRE101 0–3
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Course 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
17
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHM152 General Chemistry II 3
CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
FON142AB Science of Food 3
HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness Course carries C, G Values 3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences Course PSY101 is recommended if taking PSY230 for the CS Value 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
16
EXS290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice Satisfies the L requirement 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Course PHI206 is recommended 3
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Course carries SG Value 4
MAT206 or
PSY230
Elements of Statistics or Introduction to Statistics Course carries CS Value 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA
A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
FON100 Introductory Nutrition Critical course Gateway course 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
3-7
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry Critical course Gateway course Course carries SQ Value 0–3
CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory Course carries SQ Value 0–1
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
5-8
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Student may test out of CRE101 0–3
MAT187 Precalculus 5
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
COM110 or
COM230
Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication Course carries SB Value 3
CHM151 General Chemistry I Course carries SQ Value 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory Course carries SQ Value 1
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
CHM152 General Chemistry II Course carries SQ Value 3
CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory Course carries SQ Value 1
FON142AB Science of Food 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I Critical course Course carries SQ Value 4
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences Course PSY101 is recommended if taking PSY230 for the CS Value 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Course carries SG Value 4
HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness Course carries C, G Values 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
7
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Course carries SG Value 4
MAT206 or
PSY230
Elements of Statistics or Introduction to Statistics Course carries CS Value 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
EXS290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice Course carries L Value 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition Course carries SG Value 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
6
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Course PHI206 is recommended 3
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Course 3
Students recommended to maintain 3.5 GPA

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

This Course Sequence is a “shared” program or a program that is offered at multiple Maricopa colleges. The colleges offering the program collaborate on the sequencing of the courses. However, since each college may differ in course scheduling and faculty availability, Course Sequences may vary by college, but should not impact program applicability or transfer.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts (https://curriculum.maricopa.edu/sites/default/files/aa1819.pdf).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.