What will I learn?

The Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer (AS-T Nutrition and Dietetics) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for nutrition and dietetics majors or majors that have been deemed similar in the California State University (CSU) system. The degree prepares students to function in a variety of nutrition, public health and clinical settings and is for students who seek to transfer to a CSU institution or to prepare for a career in nutrition and dietetics by meeting the requirements to work in a variety of health and wellness settings.

Successful completion of the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree (AS-T Nutrition and Dietetics) affords students specific guarantees for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system such as admission to a CSU with junior status, priority admission to their local CSU campus and to a program or major in nutrition and dietetics or similar major. Students transferring to a CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 semester or 90 quarter units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Communicate with clients and colleagues in a professional and culturally sensitive manner.

2. Utilize up to date, evidence-based practices in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

3. Communicate effectively orally, and in writing, in a health care or community nutrition environment, whether working with children, families or seniors.

4. Advocate within the community for continued support of health and nutrition.

5. Provide and maintain the highest level of personal ethical behavior.

Which department am I in?

Merritt College

Study options

Full Time (60 units)

Tuition fees
US$7,950.00 per year
USD $265 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 25 January 2021

Venue

Merritt College

12500 Campus Drive,

OAKLAND,

California,

94619, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a high School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school) in a recognised institution. Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

For international students

Students must have a High School/Secondary School Diploma (from High School or secondary school)

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 61 ibt, or 6 on the IELTS test.

Deadlines to Apply: Spring - November 1; Summer - April 1; Fall - June 1.

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About this uni

Over the last 5 years, Peralta Colleges Foundation has awarded $700,000 to make higher education accessible for international students.

  • Degree programmes transferrable to universities like Harvard
  • Provides over 80 Career and Technical Education courses
  • Over 30,000 students from more than 90 different countries
  • A number of health services are available across its colleges