Are you passionate about good health and nutrition? Do you want to help others makes positive lifestyle changes through better, healthier decisions? As a registered dietitian, nutritionist or nutrition and dietetic technician, you could work in health clinics, fitness centers, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, or start your own practice. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for nutritionists exceeds $56,000 and those with advanced degrees in Maryland can earn well over $60,000 a year. Learn more about a career in nutrition and dietetics, accredited internships, and where you can transfer by going to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The School of Science, Technology and Education is proud to offer the following Associate of Science (A.S.) in this area of study. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique, Transfer Studies degree. All of these degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor or nutrition program director as soon as possible to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.
AACC can help you on your path to these credentials with a two year transfer degree. Our newly developed curriculum provides a solid foundation in biology, physical sciences, chemistry, health and wellness that feeds into accredited dietetics bachelor’s program at colleges including University of Maryland, College Park, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Morgan State University and Howard University.
This degree is offered through the School of Science and Technology. Students do not need to apply separately to Health Sciences nor attend a special information session.
The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career.
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