The Nutrition Associates degree program prepares graduates for
acceptance in to a baccalaureate nutrition program by providing the
coursework required in the first two years of a baccalaureate nutrition
program. The program prepares graduates to:
Goal I: Identify the role of nutrients in human health.
- Identify the four major biological compounds and
the non-biological molecules found in different
types of food and how these are used in the body
- Identify nutritional issues and concerns across
- Demonstrate the ability to create a healthy menu
based on best current nutritional principles taking
into consideration cultural, economic, and
Goal II: Demonstrate an understanding of food safety and sanitation.
- Demonstrate the appropriate techniques for safely
preparing, serving and storing food
- Explain the role of microbes in food contamination
and food production
Goal III: Demonstrate effective written communications.
- Create a written menu plan using traditional
professional literature or online resources from
accredited academic, governmental regulatory or
professional association sites