¿Qué aprenderé?

This degree prepares students to supervise healthcare facilities as food service supervisors in convalescent, nursing and retirement homes. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of culinary science, sanitation, nutrition, modified diets, and sound management practices.

Program Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate cooking techniques commonly found in professional food service establishments. Students will plan sanitation policies and practices at an ongoing foodservice establishment. Students will evaluate patients’ nutritional needs and formulate appropriate diets.

Career Summary

In recent decades, the public has displayed what seems to be an insatiable appetite for information about issues associated with human nutrition. This conspicuous preoccupation with physical fitness by way of sensible eating habits and balanced nutrition has generated a litany of best-seller diet books, magazine articles and has been a popular topic of various TV and radio talk shows.

Nowadays, regardless of what one’s personal preference is, as far as the choice of food, dietary supplements or regimen are concerned, it’s a matter of general consensus that proper nutrition plays a major role in promoting healthy living, preventing disease, and enhancing our overall well-being. As a result of our growing awareness and deeper understanding of the indisputable value of good nutrition, nutritional science and therapy have been recognized as a key element of modern medicine and public health care system. These developments, in turn, have translated into a rising demand for professional nutritionists and dieticians who provide advice and services to the general population and who lend their expertise to various industries. Dieticians and nutritionist focus on nutritional aspects of food selection and consumption related to physiological functions of human organism in health and illness at different stages of life cycles. They assist in the promotion of health and control and prevention of disease. Registered dieticians conduct nutritional evaluations and reassessments to determine the nature and extent of nutritional deficiencies and abnormalities in their clients. They are called upon to provide practical solutions to patients’ problems by developing individualized care plans and monitoring nutritional health status of their patients through direct observation. Dieticians administer clinical nutrition therapy and often serve as consultants to medical care teams. Dieticians and nutritionists educate and counsel individuals on nutrition and physical activity as well as prescribe appropriate treatment. Nutritionists may conduct research for food manufacturers and participate in the development of improved commercial food products and recipes or pharmaceuticals. Both, dieticians and nutritionist are qualified to manage nutritional and feeding programs as well as establishments who provide quantity food services. In clinical conditions, they direct food purchasing and menu preparation activities, ensuring that dietary services are provided as specified in the dietary portion of patient treatment plan. Dieticians and nutritionists, who work in community resources centers, are often engaged in identifying and devising methods and community resources aimed at helping specific population groups with nutrition-related problems.

Total Units Required: 23 Units

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Technology and Aviation Division

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (60 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$7.581,00 por año
Aplicaciones hasta

10 December 2021

Fecha de inicio

22 Febrero 2022

Lugar

Technology and Aviation Division

California,

91208, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Students must have grades from High School and Diploma of completion, and transcripts from any college/university attended; minimum of "C" or 2.0 grade point average -- if transferring from U.S. accredited institution.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students must have grades from High School and Diploma of completion, and transcripts from any college/university attended; minimum of "C" or 2.0 grade point average -- if transferring from U.S. accredited institution.

Proof of English Proficiency (min. scores required): TOEFL iBT: 45; IELTS: 4.5 to 5.0; Cambridge English: 154.

Overseas-based Student Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: July 10 -- Recommended last date to apply. Spring Semester: December 10 -- Recommended last date to apply.

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