The Pre-Nutrition Science program prepares students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in nutrition science, dietetics with emphasis on business or exercise, or other dietetics-related programs. Students who complete the Pre-Nutrition Science program earn an Associate of Science degree and are well prepared to enter a four-year degree program at various institutions in the region.
The Pre-Nutrition Science program includes 105 hours of directed practice. Students are also required to complete an additional 31 hours of professional meetings, food shows, and wellness and program support activities.
Course requirements and application of transfer credits to bachelor’s degree programs vary, so students should work closely with their Cincinnati State academic advisor as well as the advisor at the institution where they intend to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Students who complete a bachelor’s degree program are required to complete an internship before they can take the credentialing exam given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Related ProgramsCulinary Arts (CUL)Hospitality Management (HOSP)Pastry Arts (PAS)Dietary Technology (DT)Dietary Management Certificate Pathway I (DMCP1)Dietary Management Certificate Pathway II (DMCP2)Dietary Management Certificate Pathway IIIb (DMCP3)
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Transfer to a bachelor's degree program in Nutrition Science or a related field
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Upon graduation from a Bachelor's Degree:
- - Dietitian
- - Nutritionist
- - Food Service Manager
Graduate Employment Outlook
Employment of dietitians and nutritionists (after completing a bachelor's degree) is projected to grow by 8 percent through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. In recent years, interest in the role of food and nutrition in promoting health and wellness has increased, particularly as a part of preventative healthcare in medical settings.
$55,000 annually (with bachelor's degree)
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Effective 2023-2024 academic year
Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)
|BIO 151||Anatomy and Physiology 1||3||2||4|
|DT 110||Community Nutrition||2||2||3|
|DT 120||Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle||3||0||3|
|DT 190||Dietetic Professional Practices||1||0||1|
|ENG 101||English Composition 1||3||0||3|
|FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective||1||0||1|
|BIO 152||Anatomy and Physiology 2||3||2||4|
|DT 115||Cooking for a Healthy Lifestyle||1||3||2|
|DT 125||Nutrition Through the Lifecycle||3||0||3|
|CUL 115||Food Service Sanitation||1||0||1|
|DT 135||Sports Nutrition||3||0||3|
|PSY 110||Introduction to Psychology||3||0||3|
|ENG 10X English Composition Elective||3||0||3|
|XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 1||3||0||3|
|MAT 151||College Algebra||3||2||4|
|CHE 110||Fundamentals of Chemistry||3||3||4|
|COMM 110||Public Speaking||3||0||3|
|DT 205||Cultural Food Production||0||6||3|
|MAT 131||Statistics 1||2||2||3|
|XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 2||3||0||3|
|XXX XXX Natural Science Elective||2||3||3|
|XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective||3||0||3|
|First Year Experience Elective|
|FYE 100||College Success Strategies: Overview||1|
|FYE 105||College Success Strategies: Overview and Application||2|
|FYE 110||College Success Strategies: Practice and Application||3|
|English Composition Elective|
|ENG 102||English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues||3|
|ENG 103||English Composition 2: Writing about Literature||3|
|ENG 105||English Composition 2: Business Communication||3|
|Any Ohio Transfer 36 course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130||3|
|Social/Behavioral Science Elective|
|Any Ohio Transfer 36 course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC||3|
|Natural Science Elective|
|CHE 111||Bio-Organic Chemistry||4|
• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.