Nutrition Specialist I
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Why Choose Nutrition Specialist I?
- Use your knowledge of nutrition & food preparation to help others lead healthier lives
- Use your skills in a variety of settings, such as:
- Fitness centers
- Community agencies
- Gain hands-on nutrition counseling & dietetics work experience through patient simulation activities & practicum courses
- Enter the food & nutrition field right away—with the option of applying your certificate toward our Nutrition & Dietetics (formerly Dietetic Technician) Program & advancing in your career
Prepare for What You Will Do at Work
- Promote nutrition & healthy eating lifestyles
- Interview clients on eating habits
- Plan & modify menus for healthy eating
- Demonstrate healthy cooking techniques
Marketable Skills You Will Learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before You Enroll, Think About:
You do not have to fill out a program application for this certificate program.
You can complete this certificate:
- By itself and without completing a degree
- As an elective for your Associate of Arts degree
- As part of your Nutrition & Dietetics A.A.S. degree
Transfer to a Registered Dietitian Program
We encourage you complete to complete certificates in both Healthy Meal Planning and Nutrition Specialist I if you are completing the A.A. degree and plan to transfer to our Nutrition & Dietetics A.A.S..
You will also able to earn the following Occupational Skills Award as you complete the program requirements.
Courses within the Nutrition Specialist I certificate are also part of the requirements of the following programs. You can easily complete additional courses to earn the following certificates and degree.
Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508
This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.
For more details, see:
- 2022–2024 Catalog: Texas House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements
- 2024–2026 Catalog: Texas House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements
Want more details?
Have accessibility questions about this handbook? Call the Dietetics Department at 817-515-3051.
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Degrees & Certificates
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
2023–2024 Academic Year
|Degree or Certificate
|Semester Credit Hours
|Total Tuition & Fees
|Nutrition Specialist I
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Continuing Education Programs
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Earn More Choices & More Money
Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.
For example, you will be ready to work toward:
- Bachelor of Science in Nutrition or Dietetics
- Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion, Health Education, or Wellness
- Bachelor of Science in Public Health
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Start on Your Pathway!
Christina Liew-Newville, Ed.D., R.D., L.D.
Dietetics Program Coordinator
Nutrition & Dietetics Program Director
Denise Blevins, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Dietary Manager Program Coordinator
Lynda Fox-Arnold, M.S.
Updated February 02, 2024