Nutrition and Dietetics
Associate in Science (A.S.)
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 will be needed to provide care for people with these conditions.
FLCC's Nutrition and Dietetics degree program responds to the growing need for professionals dedicated to the study of dietetics. This program teaches you a broad approach to the science of food and nutrition, and it provides you a well-rounded background of how nutrition plays a key role in health, disease, and wellness. With this degree, you'll be prepared to transfer into a four-year degree program such as Nutrition and Dietetics or Health and Wellness.
Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. FLCC’s Nutrition and Dietetics degree is available partially online, so you can complete courses outside the classroom. Learn more about FLCC online learning.
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.
In the Nutrition and Dietetics program, you'll complete several case studies that focus on nutritional guidelines. You'll propose different solutions based on the dietary analysis of a client and design a plan to improve their nutritional status. Your program experience will provide you a foundation in proper nutritional practices for general well-being and targeted populations.
Pursuing your education in Nutrition and Dietetics at FLCC prepares you for advanced degree opportunities by offering you the foundational courses you'll need to successfully transfer into a four-year degree program in the Nutrition and Dietetics field. Learn about transferring to four-year colleges and universities.
Graduates of the Nutrition and Dietetics degree program will be able to pursue transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities that offer degree programs in the Nutrition and Dietetics field. Some transfer schools may include:
- Cornell University
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- SUNY Buffalo State College
- SUNY Oneonta
- SUNY Plattsburgh
- University at Buffalo