Nutrition Classes at Mission

Nutritional Science is a dynamic field of study with connections to food science, Chemistry, and Biology. Investigate how nutrients are taken in by the body, broken down, and utilized. Nutritionists and registered dietitians evaluate diet sand offer personalized advice to clients. Online Nutrition courses are available.

New Degree for Transfer! Check out our Public Health Science Associate in Science for Transfer Degree. 

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Nutrition Department

Learn about healthy eating habits and the science behind food, we offer a variety of in-person and online Nutrition classes.


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Nursing Careers

Earn a certificate or degree in Nursing (LVN to RN, CNA, LVN.)

Nursing Program
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Healthy Kids

Compliment your Child Development study with Nutrition courses.

Child Development
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STEM Programs

Find out about all the interesting careers associated with the STEM field.

STEM Programs
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Cook Healthy

Learn to cook healthy food in one of our Hospitality Management classes.

Hospitality Management
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Get Fit 

Take a class in dance, weight training, or in another Kinesiology subject.

Kinesiology Dept

Careers in Nutrition

Skills Needed

  • Teamworking skills.
  • Keen interest in the impact of diet on health.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills, including the ability to explain complex things simply.
  • An understanding of science.
  • Able to motivate others.

How to Become a Nutritionist

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Nutrition Specialties

  • Registered Dietitian (RD)*
  • Dietetic Technician (Registered)
  • Dietetic Service Supervisor
  • Food Service Manager
  • Nutrition Researcher
  • Nutrition Counselor (RD advised)*
  • Hospital Dietetics (RD required)*
  • Sports Nutrition (RD advised)*
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Practice Consultant (RD advised)*
  • Food Service Inspector (RD advised)*
  • Nutrition Educator (RD advised)*
  • WIC Counselor
  • Food Manufacturing (test kitchens)

* RD stands for Registered Dietitian degree. Most of these careers require education beyond the Associate Degree level.