The Nutrition and Food Science curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge of nutrition principles and skills in food preparation techniques.
This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in the nutrition and fitness industry; additional training and certifications required to become a Personal Trainer.
The curriculum provides education for transfer to upper division institutions for careers in foods, food preparation or food service, dietetics and dietary health care, and promotes optimum health to maximize one’s physical, social, and economic potential.
The purpose of this certificate program is to provide an enhanced understanding of the relationships among food, body composition, health and human performance. This program is designed to meet the needs of students interested in seeking entry-level employment in fitness centers and health clubs. This program can also prepare students for the American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Instructors Exam and the American Council on Exercise Exam, such that the students can ultimately become personal trainers in these facilities and command higher salaries. Career opportunities include: fitness professional, personal trainer, aerobic dance instructor, fitness club instructor, and nutrition specialist.