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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayHealth Sciences
AdvisorSabrina Elliott
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
850.769.1551, ext 5888

Academic Program SpecialistConnie Pimentel

Pathway NavigatorMaggie Whitehead
850.769.1551 ext. 5863

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Nutrition Food and Exercise, AA

Do You Have a Passion for Nutrition, Food, and Exercise?

 Would you like a career in helping people use food, nutrition, and exercise to achieve wellness, promote a healthy lifestyle, and manage disease?  If you’re interested in a career as a dietitian, nutritionist, or in institutional food service administration and product development for the food industry, our professors will help you develop the skills you need.

Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies in nutrition, food, and exercise science at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs.

Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science Program Course Requirements

English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
College Algebra
Biology for Science Majors
Behavioral Sciences
American National Government
Biology Courses
Anatomy and Physiology  Courses
Chemistry Courses
Nutrition Courses
Microbiology Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Nutrition, Food and Exercise Degree?

What jobs will you find with a degree in nutrition, food and exercise degree?

Dietetic Technician
Pediatric Dietetic Technician
Dietary Assistant
Dietary Clerk
Nutrition Care Assistant
Weight Loss Counselor
Food Technologist

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University
University of North Florida

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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.