Academics

Nutrition & Dietetics

The Nutrition & Dietetics area of study provides for students to readily transfer into the junior year at a four-year institution to pursue careers in nutrition, health coaching, and personal training/fitness or other related health sciences including those requiring advanced degrees in dietetics, medicine, dentistry, research, and education.  Nutrition-related careers can be found in hospitals, long-term care, private practice, public health, business, media, government/politics, education, research, culinary artsrestaurants, food service/hospitality managementproduct development, grocery stores, fitness centers, sports nutrition, consulting, school nutritioncorporate wellness and more.   

Admission to the Program:

Students must meet college readiness requirements for placement into ENGL 110 and MATH 111.  High School recommendations - 2 to 3 years of laboratory science, including biology and chemistry; 3 to 4 years English; 1 year algebra and 1 year geometry with grade averages of “C” or better in each of these high school courses. 

Accreditation

To become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), there are a number of pathways that can be followed.  Establishing an advising relationship with the Nutrition & Dietetics advisor as early as possible in a college career is vital to ensure appropriate course sequencing and planning for the transfer institution of the student's choice.  All RDN programs must meet the requirements for accreditation of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' credentialing body the Commission on Dietetics Registration. 

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Recommended General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
MATH 111GENERAL EDUCATION STATISTICS *3
BIOL 111CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY *4
CHEM 120PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I *4
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *9

Recommended Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
NUTR 120PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION **3
NUTR 210PROFESSIONAL TOPICS IN THE DIETETICS FIELD **1
BIOL 205PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I **4
BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II **4
BIOL 210MICROBIOLOGY **4
CHEM 122PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY **4
APPROVED ELECTIVES 2 to 3

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts degree and seek the assistance of the Nutrition & Dietetics advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
** Program classes/electives should be chosen with the assistance of the Nutrition & Dietetics advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution (as well as accredited dietetics programs if applicable).

The student is encouraged, along with assistance from the Nutrition & Dietetics advisor, to select electives that will provide additional expertise in math, biology, chemistry, business, and economics.  (Only transferable courses numbered 110 or higher will apply towards the 60 credit hours graduation degree requirements.) 

For those interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), this area of study will begin to provide the academic foundation required to fulfill a master’s degree and dietetic internship from an accredited dietetics program prior to taking the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s dietetic registration exam.  Internships are highly competitive and often require the student to maintain an excellent grade point average for consideration of acceptance. 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; BIOL 111; CHEM 120; MATH 111
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; BIOL 205; CHEM 122; Humanities
Summer SemesterPSY 110
Fall Semester 2NUTR 120; BIOL 206; SOC 110; COMM 110; Fine Arts
Spring Semester 2NUTR 210; BIOL 210; Social Science; Humanities/Fine Arts; Elective
Summer Semester

Program Contact Information

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies

East Peoria Campus

AIT Building, Room 209

(309) 694-5510

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides:

Transfer Planning

If you cannot reach someone with your program of interest, please contact the Agricultural and Industrial Technologies offices at (309) 694-5510 or (309) 694-5616.