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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Nutrition

The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Nutrition provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in Nutrition. Students desiring a career in nutrition as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) should pursue the Dietetics subplan. Following the completion of an accredited Bachelor of Science program at a university and an accredited internship, students may pursue a career in nutrition related healthcare, wellness and prevention, sports nutrition, food and nutrition management, etc. Application for the accredited internship is a highly competitive process.

The Human Nutrition subplan provides foundational nutrition principles that can be applied to other careers in healthcare. Students may choose to major in Human Nutrition, earn a bachelor degree, and then seek graduate educational programs in Physician Assistant, Medical Doctor or Physical Therapist.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8115
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You’ll Learn

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

  1. Communicate effectively orally and in writing, utilizing the vocabulary of nutritional sciences.
  2. Connect knowledge from the physical, biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences to the science of food and nutrition in health and disease processes.
  3. Apply food safety and food science principles in general practice.
  4. Evaluate socially and culturally appropriate strategies in order to respect nutritional and agricultural diverse cultures and values.
  5. Describe and demonstrate the governance and ethics principles of food, nutrition, dietetics and health professionals.
  6. Locate and evaluate nutrition literature using various technologies.
  7. Evaluate food systems and nutrition information based on scientific evidence.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other

$63,970

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2018.
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 current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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 areas if not otherwise met by other program 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 Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I Critical course SQ 4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry Critical course Gateway course SQ 0–3
CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory SQ 0–1
FON100 Introductory Nutrition Critical course Gateway course 3
COM110 or
COM230
Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication SB 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT187 or
(MAT150 and
MAT182)
or
(MAT151 and
MAT182)
or
(MAT152 and
MAT182)
or
(MAT155 and
MAT182)
or
(MAT156 and
MAT182)
Precalculus or (College Algebra/Functions and Plane Trigonometry) or (College Algebra/Functions and Plane Trigonometry) or (College Algebra/Functions and Plane Trigonometry) or (College Algebra/Functions with Review and Plane Trigonometry) or (College Algebra/Functions with Review and Plane Trigonometry) MA 5–9
CHM151 General Chemistry I SQ 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory SQ 1
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Student may test out of CRE101 L 0–3
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Course 3

Term 3

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

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice L 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition SG 3
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Course Recommend PHI216 OR PHI213 3
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II SG 4
MAT206 or
PSY230
Elements of Statistics or Introduction to Statistics CS 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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 areas if not otherwise met by other program 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 Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
FON100 Introductory Nutrition Critical course Gateway course 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry Critical course Gateway course SQ 0–3
CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory SQ 0–1
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Student may test out of CRE101 L 0–3
MAT187 or
(MAT150 and
MAT182)
or
(MAT151 and
MAT182)
or
(MAT152 and
MAT182)
or
(MAT155 and
MAT182)
or
(MAT156 and
MAT182)
Precalculus or (College Algebra/Functions and Plane Trigonometry) or (College Algebra/Functions and Plane Trigonometry) or (College Algebra/Functions and Plane Trigonometry) or (College Algebra/Functions with Review and Plane Trigonometry) or (College Algebra/Functions with Review and Plane Trigonometry) MA 5–9

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM110 or
COM230
Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication SB 3
CHM151 General Chemistry I SQ 3
CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory SQ 1

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CHM152 General Chemistry II SQ 3
CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory SQ 1
FON142AB Science of Food 3

Term 6

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

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I SG 4
HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness C, G 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II SG 4
MAT206 or
PSY230
Elements of Statistics or Introduction to Statistics CS 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice L 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition SG 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Course Recommend PHI216 OR PHI213 3
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Course 3
Program Area Key
Disclaimer

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

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

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Nutrition (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=135244).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-20195/29/2018 – 5/27/2019