Nutrition & Dietetics

Become a Student

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor from the Nutrition/Dietetics and Sustainable Food Systems program. Please see Program Detail for more information.

This program is part of the Exercise Science Department.

Nutrition & Dietetics

A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a trained nutrition professional who has met the strict educational and experiential standards set forth by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Registered dietitians may work in a variety of settings, including (but not limited to) schools, long term care facilities, hospitals, community/public health facilities, corporate nutrition programs, the food and nutrition industry, sports nutrition, business, and research.

The academic area of Nutrition and Dietetics is the educational pathway for students pursuing a career in nutrition as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Completion of MCC's associate of arts academic pathway emphasizing Nutrition and Dietetics fulfills the first 60-62 credit hours of ASU's bachelor's degree in Nutrition Dietetics. Once students transfer to the ASU program, additional academic and internship requirements must be met before becoming a nutrition professional (RDN). Accredited Nutrition and Dietetics programs are highly competitive. 

Students planning to transfer to Nutrition and Dietetics programs other than the ASU program are asked to meet with the nutrition faculty advisor at the start of their program to ensure additional requirements are met.

MCC's Nutrition and Dietetics pathway is for future Registered Dietitian Nutritionists following a transfer pathway to an accredited university program. 

Transfers

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer options for the Nutrition & Dietetics program
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Associate in Arts Human Nutrition Emphasis Arizona State University Nutrition (Human Nutrition) (Bachelor of Science)
Associate in Arts Nutrition, Dietetics Emphasis Arizona State University Nutrition (Dietetics) (Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

The Nutrition & Dietetics program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Dentists, General $166,990
Dietitians and Nutritionists $55,160
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.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor from the Nutrition/Dietetics and Sustainable Food Systems program. Please see Program Detail for more information.