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CCM Offers Nutrition Track for Biology Majors


Preparing Students for Growing Job Opportunities - Posted 5/14/13
Beginning with the Fall 2013 Semester, County College of Morris (CCM) will begin offering biology students the option of adding a nutrition concentration to their major.

The nutrition track combines biology coursework with food science and nutrition classes to prepare students to transfer to bachelor’s programs leading to a Registered Dietitian (RD) credential or Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR) certification.

RDs and DTRs work in a wide variety of settings educating people about the connection between food, health and fitness including in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and with sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs. They also can find employment in food and pharmaceutical companies directing or conducting experiments and in colleges, universities and medical centers teaching others about the science of food and nutrition.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic, jobs in the field of nutrition are expected to grow up to 20 percent by the year 2020, which is considered faster than average in relation to overall occupational growth.
Many four-year schools in the area offer a bachelor's in nutrition, including Rutgers University, Montclair State University and the College of Saint Elizabeth, along with Columbia University, New York University and Cornell University.

For more information, contact Dr. Maria Isaza, chair of the Department of Biology and Chemistry, at misaza@ccm.edu or 973-328-2497.

 

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