Dietetic, AS

The Associate of Science, Dietetic is a two-year transferable program. The curriculum includes an emphasis in the nutritional, biological and physical sciences. All recommended courses partially satisfy the bachelor of science in clinical dietetics at the University of Nevada, Reno. If the student wishes to seek a credential as a Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR), the following courses should be added, from the AAS dietetic technician degree:

CUL 100Sanitation/HACCP2
NUTR 100Introduction to Dietetic Technician Program0.5
NUTR 233Community and Lifecycle Nutrition3
NUTR 243Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dietetic Techs I3
NUTR 244Medical Nutrition Therapy for Dietetic Techs II3
NUTR 291Nutrition Internship-Food Service3
NUTR 292Nutrition Internship-Community3
NUTR 293Nutrition Internship-Clinical3

Accreditation information can be found on the Dietetic Technician Program website  

Degree Outcomes

Student completing the degree will:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of nutrition, science, and math that comprise the integral foundation applicable to a four-year degree.
  • Synthesize and apply nutrition principles in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrate academic and practical knowledge of standards appropriate to dietetic practice.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
CHEM 121
CHEM 122
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Social Science[3]
PSY 101General Psychology3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Cultural Considerations in Nutrition and Health Care
Science 3[6]
Select 4 units from the following:4
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
General Chemistry II (2 units from General Education)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 251General Microbiology4
COM 113Fundamentals of Speech Communications3
NUTR 220Food Service Systems Management3
NUTR 221Quantity Food Purchasing3
NUTR 223Principles of Nutrition3
NUTR 253Cultural Considerations in Nutrition and Health Care3
Elective Requirements0-3
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units will become elective units.


May also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.


2 units from GE count toward fulfilling the Science requirement. 

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International Students
Fine Arts 4 3
MATH 126 Pre-Calculus I (or higher) 3
NUTR 220 Food Service Systems Management 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
BIOL 190
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International Students
NUTR 221 Quantity Food Purchasing 3
 Semester Total14
3rd semester
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4
Humanities 4 3
NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition 3
 Semester Total14
4th semester
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 251 General Microbiology 4
COM 113 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 4 3
NUTR 253 Cultural Considerations in Nutrition and Health Care 3
 Semester Total17
 Total Units60