Nutrition science is the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses nutrients, and the relationship between diet, health, and disease. It’s a multi-faceted field that is rooted in chemistry, biology, and the social sciences, with many areas of specialization. By taking courses in Nutrition or pursuing a Nutrition degree or certificate, you’ll not only gain the knowledge to improve your personal health, but also to make a difference in other people’s lives by using your knowledge of food and nutrition science.
Many professions involve nutrition. Most require a Bachelor’s degree. Some require the Registered Dietitian credential; others require other post-graduate work such as nursing. Some nutritionists pursue a graduate degree for a more specialized field of interest, like research. Depending on your personal interests, we’ll help you get started at MiraCosta College to prepare you for your career goals.
Nutrition majors frequently work in health-care facilities, community and public health organizations, academia and research, and the food industry. Nutritionists also work in the health/fitness and sports industry, encompassing weight control clinics, sports medicine clinics, sports teams, health clubs and gyms, corporate fitness and wellness centers, and fitness and nutrition programs in schools.
Academic Programs in Nutrition
The academic maps will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
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