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Nutrition and Dietetics

Program Overview

If you’re passionate about food, nutrition, and health and want a rewarding career helping others, consider the Nutrition and Dietetics program. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to apply nutrition principles and knowledge in a general community setting — focusing on improving the well-being and healthy lifestyles of others. If you wish to continue your education and specialize in nutrition, this program provides the first two years of a four-year university curriculum.

This program will provide foundational nutrition training in non-clinical settings. Our experienced instructors will teach you basic nutrition guidelines and concepts of energy balance and fuel metabolism with a focus on improving health, managing weight, and enhancing athletic performance. You will also learn about the nutritional requirements at each stage of the life cycle and evaluate alternate food diets in relation to standard nutritional guidelines. You will also acquire the knowledge to be able to examine basic human physiology as it relates to nutrition and exercise, and so much more!

Make it happen today! Enroll in the Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

Review the course requirements for complete details, and work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

GateWay offers several courses in food and nutrition, including FON241 "Principles of Human Nutrition." This course studies the scientific principles of human nutrition with an emphasis on health promotion and concepts for conveying accurate nutrition information in a professional setting. No prerequisites required. Additional courses include:

  • Nutrition During Pregnancy
  • Principles of Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • Lifetime Fitness

A degree with an emphasis on Nutrition may lead to a career as a:

  • Nutritionist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Food Manufacturer Salesperson
  • Dietitian
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Pharmaceutical Salesperson

Program Locations

Washington Campus

Program Cost Estimate*

Associate in Arts: $5,774

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.