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Nutrition & Foods at El Camino College is a transfer program.

Dietetics is the study of human nutrition and its application in providing for the dietary needs of people. Dietetics programs are designed to prepare individuals for occupations as professional Dietitians and Nutritionists, Dietetic Technicians, and Dietetic Assistants. At many colleges and universities Dietetics is offered as an option in home economics or food and nutrition programs. A period of clinical experience is required for certification as a registered Dietitian by the American Dietetics Association. A growing number of schools offer coordinated undergraduate programs, allowing students to complete the required clinical experience while obtaining a bachelor's degree. Professional Dietetics programs provide option for specialized study in areas such as administration, education, research, and clinical and community dietetics.


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Mary Lyons
 Last Published 3/27/15