Nutrition and Dietetics
Associate in Science for Transfer
About the Program
The Nutrition department offers a variety of courses that align with multiple degree pathways. The courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of students who are currently pursuing degrees in Dietetics, Nursing, Health Science, or Kinesiology. Courses also provide students with an introduction to the science of nutrition, which is particularly important for those planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs in Nutrition, Health Education, Public Health, or pre-medicine.
About the Degree
The Associate of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer is designed for prospective California State University (CSU) who are preparing for careers in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics such as a Registered Dietitian (RD), Nutritionist, Licensed Nutritionist and Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) to name a few. Completion of the Nutrition and Dietetics degree will provide a streamlined pathway for transfer to a CSU campus with a Nutrition Science or similar major. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether or not this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution. There are UC unit limitations with Chemistry courses; please see a counselor for details if you are pursuing transfer to the UC system.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Upon completion of the AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics, students are able to acquire knowledge to develop health promotion and disease prevention programs that address diverse populations within a community (such as ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and regional resources).
- Upon completion of the AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics, students are able to communicate knowledge of nutrition and metabolism and apply that knowledge to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease.
- Upon completion of the AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics, students are able to critically
evaluate factors influencing obesity, and the metabolic consequences of obesity, as
it relates to chronic disease.
|BIO 7C Microbiology||5|
|CHEM 1A General College Chemistry I||5|
|NTRN 1 Introduction to Nutrition Science||3|
|PSYC 1 General Psychology||3|
|CHEM 1B General College Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry I||5|
|BIO 7A Human Anatomy||5|
|BIO 7B Human Physiology||5|
|MATH 40 Statistics and Probability||4|
|CHEM 12B Organic Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 30A Intro and Applied Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 30B Intro and Applied Chemistry II||4|
|ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 2 Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|SOC 1 Principles of Sociology||3|
|Total Units in the Major||28-31|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||29-32|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022