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.
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.
Network with other students in the Nutrition & Dietetics program to enhance your student experience
Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Educator, Health Coach, Nutrition Scientist
if Full Time
60 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
+ supplies & fees
Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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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
Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC
With deep roots in agriculture in central Illinois and a passion for the care of animals, Chase is following his dream to become a veterinarian. ICC helped Chase transition from the family farm to a college classroom. He graduated from ICC in the spring of 2021 and began attending Kansas State University this fall, majoring in Animal Sciences & Industry….
‘Hands-on’ Ag Internship Turns into Start of Maddy’s Career
In August 2019, Maddy began her educational journey at ICC with a goal to earn a two-year degree in Agricultural Science & Technology. During her time at ICC, however, she earned much more. Maddy graduated from ICC in May with not only her two-year degree but also certificates in Precision Agriculture and Agricultural Production. Most importantly, she graduated with a…
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
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.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- High school classes in biology, chemistry, algebra, and geometry are beneficial for this program.
- 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?
- Courses taught by experience Registered Dietitians.
- Preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university.
- Graduates have transferred to Bradley University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois, and other colleges and universities in the state.
- Alumni of the program work at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Riverplex, UnityPoint Health, and local health departments.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.