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Nutrition and Dietetics, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

Banner Code: 3_AST_NUTR

Control Number: 41633

Financial Aid Eligible

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer prepares students for a major in Nutrition and Dietetics at a four-year institution. This degree will provide students with foundations in human nutrition, food science, anatomy and physiology, biology, microbiology, chemistry, and statistics required for careers in Nutrition and Dietetics.  This degree is designed for students interested in becoming Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists, Dietetic Service Supervisors and Nutrition Assistants, and Wellness Coaches who function as managers/supervisors and nutritional care specialists in health care and nutrition-related facilities.

Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) are open to all Coastline students. Students who do not plan on transferring to a California State University school should consult their Counselor regarding the benefits of an AA-T/AS-T degree based on their goals. Students earning an AA-T or AS-T and intending on transferring to a California State University school receive transfer admission benefits for specific majors at many California State University campuses. Visit the Transfer Information catalog page for more information.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Utilize up to date, evidence-based practices in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  2. Communicate effectively orally and in writing in a health care or community nutrition environment whether working with children, families, and seniors.
  3. Advocate within the community for continued support of health and nutrition.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
  4. Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
BIOL C210General Microbiology5
FN C170Nutrition3
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3
Complete one sequence5-10
Sequence 1
General Chemistry A
General Chemistry A Lab
Sequence 2
General Chemistry A
General Chemistry A Lab
General Chemistry B
General Chemistry B Lab
List A If Sequence 1 was completed, select two courses. If Sequence 2 was completed select one course.4-9
Complete one or two courses:
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Introduction to Statistics
List B FN A180 Pinciples of Food at Orange Coast College may be completed to satiisfy 3 units of List B.
Complete three to four units:
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Biology
and Introduction to Biology Lab
Introduction to Biology Lecture/Lab
Total Required for Major28-29
CSU General Education or IGETC pattern37-39
Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable unitsVaries
Total for Degree60