Pre-Nutrition - Associate in Science

Program/CIP Code: NUTR.AS/24.0101
Credits Required: 66
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
Nutrition is a desirable science elective for the Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in General Studies degree at Kansas City Kansas Community College. It is a practical and valuable subject useful throughout life whether at work, at home, or traveling. Students study how nutrients are used by the body and their relation to the new pyramid food groups and food labels. Proper nutrition for each stage of the human life cycle will be examined, as well as good nutrition in exercise, considerations of diet related health problems, and individual diet assessments.

The following suggested sequence of courses is designed for a transfer program to the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The requirements are for the Bachelor of Science Foods and Nutrition and the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Kansas State. Students should contact a pre-nutrition academic advisor at Kansas State to stay up to date with the very latest information on course transferability.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102

Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151  or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 0206 Ethics* 3
Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
PSYC 0203 Human Development* 3
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
MATH 0105 or
MATH 0108
College Algebra** or
Total General Education Requirements 33
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Lab 4
BIOL 0145 Nutrition 3
BIOL 0261 Microbiology* 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab 2
BIOL 0271 Physiology 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab 1
EXSC 0105 Personal School Community Health 3
CHEM 0203 General Organic Chemistry 5
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
MATH 0115 Statistics 3
Total Program Requirements 32
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 66

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