Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)

Description

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 Programs

Program Code

PNS.AS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Transfer to a bachelor's degree program in Nutrition Science or a related field

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Varies depending on bachelor's degree

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Varies depending on bachelor's degree

Employment Outlook

Varies depending on bachelor's degree

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Students can transfer to the University of Cincinnati in the Dietetics program or to any other accredited dietetic program.
  • 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.

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Mercy Hospital - West
  • Otterbein Lebanon Retirement Community

Curriculum

Effective 2019-2020 academic year

Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
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
Semester 2      
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
DT 130 Nutrition Assessment 1 2 2
DT 180 Dietetic Directed Practice: Health Care 1 0 5 1
CUL 115 Food Service Sanitation 1 0 1
Semester 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
XXX XXX Mathematics Elective   2 2 3
Semester 4      
CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3 3 4
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 0 3
DT 135 Sports Nutrition 3 0 3
DT 205 Quantity Food Production 0 6 3
Semester 5      
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
Total Credits:   50 30 62

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 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
Arts/Humanities Electives  
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC 3
Mathematics Elective  
MAT 151 College Algebra 4
MAT 131 Statistics 1 3
Natural Science Elective  
BIO 220 Microbiology 3
CHE 111 Bio-Organic Chemistry 4

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Candice Jones, M.Ed., RD, LD, CDE, FAND
(513) 569-1479
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