Nutrition & Dietetics

Good nutrition is the foundation for a healthy life. Start on the road to becoming a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) in Front Range Community College's nutrition & dietetics program, then transfer to finish your studies at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Why Study Nutrition & Dietetics at Front Range Community College?

As a nutritionist, you can give people the tools to make good choices about the food they eat. You may help athletes perform their best, empower patients to stay on the path to recovery, or give kids at school healthy—and tasty—options.

This program gives you what you'll need to understand how our bodies work, how they change over time and how we convert food to energy. You'll use proven science to help people achieve optimal health.

Starting in 2024, you'll need a master's degree to become a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. FRCC's 3+2 plan with MSU Denver provides an accelerated path to that.

You can save money on your education by taking the first two years of this degree program at FRCC. You can even complete this program entirely online. No matter where you learn, though, you'll have the support of faculty excited to prepare you for the leap to a four-year university.

Degree Details

AS in Nutrition & Dietetics

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 62 (4 semesters)

Take classes in biology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, psychology and more as you complete the first two years of your undergraduate work. Your advisor will help you select electives to complete this program on time.

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Transfer Your Nutrition & Dietetics Degree

FRCC offers a 3+2 plan with MSU Denver. That means you'll spend two years here, earning an AS degree in nutrition & dietetics, followed by three years at MSU Denver, where you'll earn BS and MS degrees in nutrition & dietetics.

Your FRCC advisor can help you pick classes guaranteed to transfer to MSU Denver. And you'll even get to know your MSU Denver advisor while you're still here, so you're supported throughout your journey.

Careers & Outcomes

The link between good diet and good health is clearer than ever. That's why nutritionists and dietitians are in demand. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job market for nutritionists and dietitians to grow 7% by 2031.

A degree in this field qualifies you to work in schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, sports and wellness centers, the food industry, and more. You could even open your own practice.