NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Science, Health and Mathematics

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Brenda Simonson
Program Coordinator
Location:
 H-161
Phone: 716-614-6773
Email: bsimonson@niagaracc.suny.edu

Dietetics Studies, A.S.


Dietetics is the science of how food and nutrition affects human health.


Overview

The Dietetics Studies Associate in Science degree lays the foundation for comprehensive study of the relationship between nutrition and disease, proper food preparation and food chemistry.

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The program begins the professional preparation of dietitian’s and nutritionists working in variety of settings such as:

  • Clinical nutrition
  • food service systems management
  • Public and community health nutrition
  • Hospitals
  • Government
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Outpatient care center

The Department of Labor projects employment to grow 16% through 2024.


Upon successful completion of the program students may continue their education through transfer to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics.  After further study and accredited supervised training, the student is eligible to take the registration exam.

Licenses, Certifications and Registrations may vary by state.

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Program Goals and Objectives

  • To educate students in the fundamental study of food and its physiological effects in all stages of life
  • To prepare students for transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, after which students may become registered dietitians
  • To assist students in meeting General Education requirements

Dietetics Studies Catalog Information

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