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. 


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
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Nutrition Human Nutrition Emphasis Arizona State University Nutrition (Human Nutrition)
(Bachelor of Science)
Associate in Arts, Nutrition Nutrition, Dietetics Emphasis Arizona State University Nutrition (Dietetics)
(Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Nutrition & Dietetics program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.



Dietitians and Nutritionists


Family and General Practitioners


Naturopathic Physicians




Physician Assistants


Preventive Medicine Physicians


* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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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.