Nutrition and Dietetics
Associate in Science (A.S.)
FLCC's Nutrition and Dietetics program delves into the science of food and nutrition, uncovering its relationship to public health, disease, and society. You'll take foundational courses needed to continue your studies at a four-year institution, and prepare for a career in promoting a healthy lifestyle!
FLCC's Nutrition and Dietetics degree program responds to the growing need for professionals dedicated to the study of dietetics. Nutrition is one of the fastest growing fields in the health care industry. In recent years, interest in the role of food in promoting health and wellness has increased, particularly as a part of preventative health care in medical settings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. The importance of diet in preventing and treating illnesses is now well known. More dietitians and nutritionists may be needed to provide care for people with these conditions. This could be you!
This program provides a well-rounded background on the role that nutrition plays in health, disease, and wellness. With this degree, you'll be prepared to transfer into a four-year degree program and continue your studies.
In the Nutrition and Dietetics program, you'll complete several case studies that focus on nutritional guidelines. Some of these opportunities include proposing different solutions based on the dietary analysis of a client and designing a plan to improve their nutritional status. Your program experience will bolster your resume with a foundation in proper nutritional practices for general well-being and the well-being of targeted populations.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
- Assess macro and micro nutrient needs for individuals in order to improve health, prevent, or delay disease.
- Differentiate approaches to make recommendations to meet an individual's health and wellness goals.
- Evaluate nutritional information for reliability and usefulness in analyzing claims.
- Take actionable steps to improve nutritional well-being for themselves and those around them.
Pursuing your education in Nutrition and Dietetics at FLCC prepares you to continue your studies in the field. The program includes the foundational courses you'll need for successful transfer into a four-year degree program.
Some transfer schools may include:
- Cornell University
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- SUNY Buffalo State College
- SUNY Oneonta
- SUNY Plattsburgh
- University at Buffalo
In addition to the on-campus format, the A.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics is also available as a fully online, accredited degree program. This online format creates a convenient and flexible way for you to earn an education. You will be able to study on your own time from a location that fits your schedule, allowing you to access the resources, knowledge, and support you need to succeed.
Find out more about online degree programs at FLCC to see if it's the best-fit academic path for you.