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8/26/2021 4:55:26 PM

Pre-Nutrition/Dietetics, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.NTR.AS (U230A30)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

Students interested in being a nutritionist or dietician must complete a bachelor's degree in nutrition or dietetics within a CADE-accredited supervised practice program and must successfully pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination. Students can take this associate degree and then transfer to a university to complete their degree in dietetics or nutrition.

Students should note that four-year colleges and universities vary in specific course and transfer requirements. Therefore, it is important that in selecting Triton courses, students should consult a Triton counselor, as well as the catalog and/or admissions advisor at the senior institution to which transfer is intended.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 150Principles of Biology I #

4 credits

HTH 120Nutrition Science

3 credits

MAT 124Finite Mathematics #

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15
Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 240Human Anatomy & Physiology I #

4 credits

CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 241Human Anatomy & Physiology II #

4 credits

HTH 281First Aid CPR AED

1 credit

 

HTH 202Culture and Food

3 credits

OR

PSY 207Health Psychology #

3 credits

 

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Semester Five: Summer (optional):

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 222Principles of Microbiology #

4 credits

 

CHM 132Elementary Organic Chemistry #

5 credits

OR

CHM 234Organic Chemistry I #

5 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer school.)

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                                   Subtotal: 37-41

Pre-Profession (Pre-Nutrition-Dietetics)
courses or other electives toward the AS degree              Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu