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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 Estrella Mountain Community College?

At the heart of this degree is helping others to become the best version of themselves. At EMCC, the Exercise Science, Personal Training, and Nutrition program prepares you for jobs in the fields of exercise science, fitness, and nutrition. Helping others how to choose the right foods and the importance of nutrition and nutritional values is life-changing. Careers are growing as we understand more about our bodies and food supply. Look for jobs in healthcare, corporate and worksite wellness, and health coaching, food science, food service management, government and community health and education.