Nutrition and Dietetics

Associate Degree for Transfer - (CSUGE) AS907 (IGETC) AS908
Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics is an academic discipline that provides a practical and personally applicable exposure to a variety of scientific areas of nutrition, such as Chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Biology. This major will teach students how the scientific process of the functions of nutrients down to the cellular level contributes to nutritional and then apply this nutritional knowledge to their own health. This program will help the student to understand the relation of nutrition and disease prevention throughout the life cycle.

Nutrition and Dietetics - ADT (CSU and UC)

0-17 units
Fall/Spring Units
Kinesiology 4 3
English 1A/1AH 4
Biology 1/1H 4

Theatre 3 or Music 19 or 25 or 26 or 89 or Art 6, Art History 6, or Dance 6  

Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Sociology 1, 2 or 10 3
18-38 units
Fall/spring Units
Mathematics 12 or Psychology/Sociology 48 4
Chemistry 2A 4
English 1B/1BH 4
Kinesiology 35 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Ethnic Studies 1 or 15 or Political Science 23 3
Humanities 4/4H or Philosophy 10/10H 3
39-57 units
Fall/spring Units
Biology 50A 4
Chemistry 1A 5
Communication 1/1H or 6 or 9/9H 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Political Science 1 3

*LOTE – One semester of foreign language if not met by HS requirements.

45-69+ units
Fall/spring Units
Biology 50B 4
Biology 55 4
Psychology 1 3
Kinesiology Movement based course 1

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.


Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete Math 12/Soc 48/Psy 48(Transfer level Math)
  • Complete KIN 4
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing

Careers for Nutrition and Dietetics Majors


  • Dietitian & Nutritionist
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Food Science Technician
  • Nutrition Therapist
  • Life Coach
  • Food Safety Auditor 
  • Health Coach
  • Nutrition Educator