A 2-year associate major in nutrition brings together all aspects of consumption and use of food. Key areas of study include the biochemical reactions important to utilization of nutrients and food constituents, and public health issues.
The learning outcomes:
- Students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills to analyze data and interpret results in the nutritional sciences
- Students will be able to determine nutritional status of individuals in various life-cycle stages and/or with nutrition-related chronic diseases by applying knowledge of metabolism and nutrient functions, food sources and physiologic systems
Total Program Required Credits: 60 Credits
- Core Courses Credits (18 Credits)
- Elective courses Credits (24 Credits)
- General Education Credits (18 Credits)
The associate degree programs are designed for those students seeking a two-year rather than four-year degree.
Associate programs stand alone and can be a final degree but may also be the foundation for further study at the bachelor’s level. The associate degree programs at AVU are meant to be taken in four semesters and consist of 60 credit hours.
BIO 101 - Introduction to the Biology of Organisms | 3 credits
BIO 120 - Introduction to Microbiology | 3 credits
CHM 130 - General Chemistry I | 3 credits
NFS 203 - Nutrition & Health | 3 credits
NFS 213 - Introduction to Food Science | 3 credits
NFS 323 - Human Nutrition | 3 credits
CHM 124 - Organic Chemistry I | 3 credits
CHM 222 - Organic Chemistry II | 3 credits
NFS 423 - Macronutrient Metabolism | 3 credits
NFS 421 - Human Nutrition: Micronutrients | 3 credits
NFS 350 - Nutrition and Food Service Management | 3 credits
NFS 250 - Nutrition and Disease | 3 credits
NFS 380 - Foundations and Techniques in Biochemistry | 3 credits
NFS 360 - Food and Beverage Biotechnology | 3 credits
NFS 355 - Science Communication and Methodology | 3 credits
NFS 328 - Physiological Sciences 1 | 3 credits
ENG 101 - English Composition I | 3 credits
POLI 100 - Introduction to International Politics | 3 credits
COMP 101 - Introduction to Computer Science | 3 credits
COMM 106 - Interpersonal Communication | 3 credits
PSY 106 - Introduction to Psychology | 3 credits
Math 206 - College Algebra | 3 credits
For admission to associate/certificate programs, official documentation must be provided showing that the applicant:
- Is at least 18 years old, or
- has a high school diploma, or
- has a General Educational Development (GED) diploma.
- International Students: In addition to the above requirements, international students have to demonstrate knowledge of the English Language (reading and writing).
Students under the age of 18 who will not have a high school diploma or GED before the start of their first semester are not admissible but may take courses as a non-degree student. Upon turning 18 they may apply for admission to an associate or certificate program.
Transfer students are eligible for admission if they left their previous accredited institution(s) in good standing. Admission status will be determined on an individual basis if a student attended an unaccredited/nonregionally accredited postsecondary institution. Students transferring with fewer than 30 semester hours of transferable credit must submit placement scores from the ACT Plus Writing (preferred), SAT or ACCUPLACER test for placement in English or composition courses, and the ALEKS test for placement into math courses. Test results must be less than two years old for English placement and less than one year old for math placement.
* AVU reserves the right to accept students on a conditional basis if one or more of the above mentioned requirements are not met upon admission. However, any deficiencies must be remedied within four months from the program start date.
American Vision University was founded with a vision of making exceptional quality education affordable and convenient for students who are juggling career/family obligations. We abide by that vision strongly even today and this is the sole reason why we are able to offer unmatched value of education at an extremely affordable fee that stays the same
Associate tuition fee per credit: $200.00 USD
60 credits are required to complete the program
Total tuition fees: $12,000 USD (2 years)
Full Tuition Payment:
The student has the option to pay for the degree program in a single payment by the date of registration. If this is not possible, a financial plan is available.
Term-by-Term Payment Plan:
This option offer students a way to make four equal payments over the course of the semester. The first payment will be taken at the time of enrollment. The three remaining payments are automatically withdrawn from the students account in equal installments over the course of the semester and are scheduled by/with the Enrollment Advisor. This plan offers for students to finance their education while earning their degree. By avoiding college student loans, students can ideally graduate with zero debt.
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- We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
- We also accept cash payment upfront and in full for your registered courses
- We accept bank wire transfers. Wire fees may apply, please check with your bank. Student Accounts Department can provide the SWIFT details.