Overview

The Pre-Nutrition Science program prepares students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in nutrition science, dietetics with emphasis on business or exercise, or other dietetics-related programs. Students who complete the Pre-Nutrition Science program earn an Associate of Science degree and are well prepared to enter a four-year degree program at various institutions in the region.

The Pre-Nutrition Science program includes 105 hours of directed practice. Students are also required to complete an additional 31 hours of professional meetings, food shows, and wellness and program support activities.

Course requirements and application of transfer credits to bachelor’s degree programs vary, so students should work closely with their Cincinnati State academic advisor as well as the advisor at the institution where they intend to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Students who complete a bachelor’s degree program are required to complete an internship before they can take the credentialing exam given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Related Programs

Culinary Arts (CUL)Hospitality Management (HOSP)Pastry Arts (PAS)Dietetic Technology (DT)Dietary Management Certificate (DMC)

Contacts

Program Chair

Candice Jones
M.Ed., RD, LD, CDE, FAND

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Transfer to a bachelor's degree program in Nutrition Science or a related field

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Varies, depending on bachelor's degree

Graduate Employment Outlook

Varies, depending on bachelor's degree

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varies depending on bachelor's degree

Education Options

Transfer History

  • Students can transfer to the University of Cincinnati in the Dietetics program or to any other accredited dietetic program.
  • Course requirements and application of transfer credits to bachelor's degree programs vary, so students should work closely with their Cincinnati State academic advisor as well as the advisor at the institution where they intend to complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Students who complete a bachelor’s degree program are required to complete an internship before they can take the credentialing exam given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Mercy Hospital - West
  • Otterbein Lebanon Retirement Community

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
BIO 151 Anatomy and Physiology 1 3 2 4
DT 110 Community Nutrition 2 2 3
DT 120 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle 3 0 3
DT 190 Dietetic Professional Practices 1 0 1
ENG 101 English Composition 1 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective 1 0 1
Semester 2
BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2 3 2 4
DT 115 Cooking for a Healthy Lifestyle 1 3 2
DT 125 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle 3 0 3
DT 130 Nutrition Assessment 1 2 2
DT 180 Dietetic Directed Practice: Health Care 1 0 5 1
CUL 115 Food Service Sanitation 1 0 1
Semester 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective 3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 1 3 0 3
XXX XXX Mathematics Elective 2 2 3
Semester 4
CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 3 4
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 0 3
DT 135 Sports Nutrition 3 0 3
DT 205 Cultural Food Production 0 6 3
Semester 5
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 2 3 0 3
XXX XXX Natural Science Elective 2 3 3
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
Total Credits: 50 30 62

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities Electives
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC 3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
Natural Science Elective
BIO 220 Microbiology 3
CHE 111 Bio-Organic Chemistry 4
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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