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Nutrition and Dietetics Associate Degree in Science for Transfer

Fresno City College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Fresno
Fall 2021

Fresno
Spring 2021

Program description

Nutrition and Dietetics Associate Degree in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer is designed for students who plan to transfer to a CSU campus to complete a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. To earn the Associates in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: the Intersegmental General Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements and a minimum of 18 semester units in a major or an area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. Upon completion of the Associates in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer the students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the relationship of nutrients and lifestyle factors and the associated risk of chronic disease. Students will demonstrate knowledge of physiological processes such as digestion, absorption, transport and metabolism of nutrients. Students will recognize and separate scientifically supported information from misinformation. Students will identify ways in which social factors influence food related choices, practices, and beliefs.

Admission requirements

International Students and Scholars Admission Requirements

To determine whether you are eligible for admission to our Fresno City College International Program, please review the following Admission Requirements, and submit the completed checklist with your other application materials:

  • Student must be 18 years old prior to the start of the semester
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement Form
  • Financial Documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results – Waived if student Graduated from a U.S. High School and/or if English is an official language of home country
    • TOEFL Score Requirement Score of 500 Paper Based Test (PBT) or 61 Internet Based Test (iBT) required from students applying from their home country. If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting a score of 460 PBT or 48 iBT. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
    • IELTS Score Requirement Overall Band Score of 5.5 required from students applying from home country with at least 5.0 in each subsection (Listening, reading, Writing, and Speaking). If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting an Overall Band Score of 5.0. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
  • High School Graduation Requirement Official Graduation Certificate/Diploma, transcripts, and/or equivalent evidence of graduation from a Secondary School or its equivalent are required. If records are not in English, certified translation must be furnished.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Required Core Courses

  • Microbiology
  • General Chemistry, and
  • General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
  • Nutrition
  • General Psychology

List A: Select at least one course from the list below:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I, and
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Human Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry I, and
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • Elementary Statistics, or
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, or
  • Business Statistics

List B: Select one course:

  • Principles of Food Preparation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International and Out-of-State student fees for spring 2021 : $3480.00 per 12 credit units

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship of nutrients and lifestyle factors and the associated risk of chronic disease.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of physiological processes such as digestion, absorption, transport and metabolism of nutrients.
  3. Recognize and separate scientifically supported information from misinformation.
  4. Identify ways in which social factors influence food related choices, practices and beliefs.

About this institute

Fresno City College

FCC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. Students will receive an American education at an affordable cost. Our students enjoy and benefit from individualized staff guidance, academic counseling,...


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