Nutrition

Nutrition currently offers a course designed to develop understanding of the importance of the science of nutrition and dietary recommendations to maintenance of a healthy life. Students will learn the principles of nutrition as they apply to macro-nutrients and metabolic pathways. Application of vitamins, minerals, and special nutritional requirements at different stages of the life cycle, as well as current issues in nutrition will be considered.

Career Opportunities

    Dietitians and nutritionists held about 60,300 jobs in 2008. More than half of all jobs were in hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, or offices of physicians and other health practitioners. State and local government agencies provided additional jobsmostly in correctional facilities, health departments, and other public-health-related areas. Some dietitians and nutritionists were employed in special food services, an industry made up of firms providing food services on contract to facilities such as colleges and universities, airlines, correctional facilities, and company cafeterias.

    Other jobs were in public and private educational services, community care facilities for the elderly (which includes assisted-living facilities), individual and family services, home healthcare services, and the Federal Governmentmostly in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Some dietitians were self-employed, working as consultants to facilities such as hospitals and nursing care facilities or providing dietary counseling to individuals. (from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupation Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition)

Contact

Chad Miltenberger

Phone: (509) 758-1711

Clarkston Campus 1470 Bridge Street Clarkston, WA 99403

Mission

The Science Division seeks to provide students with a diverse array of physical and life science classes through which they will develop an increased awareness and understanding of scientific knowledge and the scientific method of investigation by which this knowledge has been gained.

Program Outcomes

  • An understanding of discipline specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to correctly use discipline specific tools and /or techniques.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in science including appropriate study techniques, problem solving skills and the use of data to assess the validity of claims.
  • The ability to research, interpret and communicate concepts obtained from scientific literature.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course specific technology.