Nutrition and Dietetics

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

Food and eating are universal, and as a result, nutrition is an important component in the life of every person. The Nutrition and Dietetics program will prepare students to be nutrition experts that people can turn to for reliable food, nutrition, and health advice.

700
Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Nutrition & Dietetics at ICC offers students a personalized experience with faculty who are Registered Dietitians and can provide advice on a pathway to a career in a nutrition field.  

A Quality Education

The ICC Nutrition & Dietetics program prepares students to transfer to a four-year program to pursue careers in dietetics, nutrition, health coaching, and personal training/fitness.

Get Involved

Network with other students in the Nutrition & Dietetics program to enhance your student experience

Career Opportunities

Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Educator, Health Coach, Nutrition Scientist

COMPLETION TIME

24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$9,600

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

19 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.


View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Kaleb’s PTK Recognition: Unexpected Honor
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Griffin Dahlberg Receives the DPET Outstanding Graduate Award
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From Classroom to Auction: Ty’s Success at Illinois Beef Expo 2023
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Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC
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As a Registered Dietitian who spent nearly 16 years in the clinical field before becoming a full-time faculty member in Nutrition & Dietetics at ICC, I love that I am able to bring real-world, clinical scenarios to my students in the classroom. For students, realistic applications are always the best way to positively impact and supplement the book learning that happens in a college classroom!

Nikki Baechler, MS, RD, LDN, Program Coordinator, Family Consumer Science/Nutrition
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Nutrition and Dietetics Program?

Take your interest in health and fitness into a career as a Nutrition and Dietetics professional. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school classes in biology, chemistry, algebra, and geometry are beneficial for this program.
  5. Volunteer or work experience in food service, healthcare facilities, or fitness centers is helpful in preparing for this program.

What Can I Expect As a Nutrition & Dietetics Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Admissions

Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm