(Not Eligible for Federal Financial Aid)
The A.S. degree provides a solid foundation in the sciences, with a special focus in courses related to integrative nutrition, including Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Healthy Aging, Environmental Challenges & Solutions, and even Essential Oils. Upon completion of the A.S. degree, you will have achieved a solid foundation in the science of nutrition, with an emphasis on taking an integrative approach to human health.
Total Credits: 61
Transfer Credits Allowed: 45
Cost of Tuition per Credit: $318.00
Total Tuition of Program: $19,398.00
New and interesting research continues to increase our understanding of the importance of nutrition in human health. More and more, that understanding includes an integrative approach to the use of food, supplements and other scientifically responsible complementary practices to help promote a state of wellness. Huntington University of Health Sciences (HUHS) uses the term “integrative nutrition” to refer to the incorporation of evidence-based complementary approaches into mainstream (conventional) nutrition and related health care modalities. If your career and personal goals are leading you toward pursuing an undergraduate degree in integrative nutrition, the A.S. in Integrative Nutrition from HUHS may be the academic program for which you’ve been searching. This associate degree program is a self-paced program that is not approved for financial aid.
Students may transfer only credits earned through other colleges or universities accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or international equivalent; subject to administrative approval. Forty-five credits may be transferred into the Associate of Science degree program. Of those 45 credits, no more than 15 credits will be awarded for credit by examination.
Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Integrative Nutrition degree program, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills to course work in the health sciences and integrative nutrition.
- Apply principles and concepts from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences into decision making in the health sciences and integrative nutrition.
- Apply mathematical formulas to the calculation of nutritional components.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge of general, functional, and clinical nutrition to health and disease.
- Promote healthy lifestyle practices for clients through sound nutritional principles.
General Education Courses
Written Communications –6 credits
- ENG101 English Composition I (3)
- ENG102 English Composition II (3)
Mathematics –3 credits
- MAT210 College Algebra I (3)
Behavioral Sciences –3 credits
- PSY101 Psychology (3)
Other Required Courses
Natural Sciences –16 credits
- BIO230 Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
- BIO231 Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
- BIO210 Human Biology (3)
- CHE101 General Chemistry (3)
- CHE201 Organic and Biochemistry (4)
Other General Education
Elective Courses –6 credits
- BUS140 Contemporary Marketing Skils (3)
- BUS142 Managing a Small Business (3)
- CDV101 Child Development (3)
- MAT101 Business Mathematics (3)
Major Courses –21 credits
- NUT100 Macronutritents (3)
- NUT105 Micronutrients (3)
- HER101 Introduction to Herbal Sciences (3)
- HEA201 Environmental Challenges and Solutions (3)
- NUT300 Integrative Nutrition for Women (3)
- NUT350 Healthy Aging (3)
- NUT401 Nutritional Counseling Skills (3)
Nutrition Electives –6 credits
- EXE320 Exercise Physiology (3)
- HER102 Herbs and Body Systems (3)
- NUT102 Vegetarian Nutrition (3)
- NUT220 Sports Nutrition (3)
- NUT221 Pregnancy, Pediatric and Adolescent Nutrition (3)
- NUT222 Community Nutrition (3)
- NUT224 Eating Disorders and Weight Management (3)
- NUT225 Current Weight Management Theory & Application (3)
- NUT402 Clinical Nutrition (3)
Total Credits: 61
Academic prerequisites: High School diploma or equivalent, High School Algebra (for College Algebra I courses)
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition
Graduates of the A.S. program will be eligible to apply to sit for the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board’s (HNCB) Board Examination. The HNCB is a division of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). NANP Professional Members who meet the board examination qualification criteria and successfully pass the Board Exam will earn the designation, “Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition.” For more information, including a list of Board Exam eligibility criteria please visit www.nanp.org/hncb or contact the HNCB at 800-342-8037 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do note that none of our programs are intended to lead towards a Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.
Please see our Registered Dietitian Disclosure.
Since there are states and/or countries that have regulations as to the educational requirements and use of various occupational titles, we suggest that you check with your state to see if there are any applicable regulations. Students are responsible for determining if their country or state has any requirements with regards to providing nutrition counseling or services.
In any case, the use of “Registered Dietitian” or “Dietitian” are restricted to those individuals who met the credentialing requirements of the American Dietetic Association.
The American Nutrition Association® (Formerly the Center for Nutrition Advocacy®) is an excellent resource for those interested in pursuing a career in Nutrition.
The Council of Holistic Health Educators is an excellent resource for those interested in pursuing a career in Nutrition.