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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.

Nutrition and Food Science

Certificate

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.

Nutrition and Fitness Trainer Gainful Employment Information


Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Fitness Trainers
39-9031.00
Recreation Workers
39-9032.00
CIPC Code 310507
Semester Units Required 21
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 12
Estimated Total Fees $1014
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $1,659
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $6,824
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* 20
On-Time Completion Count* 2
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* 10%
Median Loan Amount* 0
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Evaluate personal energy and nutrient needs with current Dietary Reference Intakes through use of diet analysis tools
  • Analyze nutrient needs for athletes, individuals with specific health conditions, and each stage of the life cycle
  • Analyze the physiological processing of nutrients as they relate to energy balance, energy metabolism, and physical activity
  • Evaluate the impact of environmental conditions on food safety, food choices, food beliefs, and occurrence of disease
  • Assess methods for improving heath through dietary and lifestyle modifications

Contact

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  • V 211
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    F: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • (916) 660-7900
  • (916) 630-4542

Diane Curtis Part-time Instructor, Nutrition

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Clare Dendinger Part-time Instructor, Nutrition

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Marcia Goodrich Part-time Instructor, Nutrition

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Caroline Hickson Part-time Instructor, Nutrition

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Carol Jong Part-time Instructor, Nutrition

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Sonia Klenner Part-Time faculty/Insructor, Nutrition

  • I 8
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Carolyn "Carrie" Lewis Part-time Instructor, Human Development and Family, Nutrition

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Debbie Lucus Part-time Instructor, Nutrition

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Susan Meyer Part-time Instructor, Nutrition, Food Science

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Mithia Mukutmoni Instructor, HES Nutrition

  • I 9
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Nancy Porter Part-time Instructor, Roseville Gateway, Nutrition, Food Science

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Kirsten Randsbury Part-time Instructor, Nutrition, Food Science

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Donna Salmonson Part-time Instructor, Nutrition, Food Science

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

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