Nutrition Programs and Degrees

Associate of Science in Integrative Nutrition

(Non-Financial Aid/Self-Paced Program)

61 Credit Hours

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 College of Health Sciences (HCHS) 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 HCHS 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.

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.

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 prior learning experience and/or credit by examination.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the Associate of Science in Integrative Nutrition degree program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills to course work in the health sciences and integrative nutrition.
  2. Apply principles and concepts from the biological, behavioral, and social sciences into decision making in the health sciences and integrative nutrition.
  3. Apply mathematical formulas to the calculation of nutritional components.
  4. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of general, functional, and clinical nutrition to health and disease.
  5. Promote healthy lifestyle practices for clients through sound nutritional principles.

General Education Courses

Oral & Written Communications --6 credits

  • ENG101 English Composition 1 (3)
  • ENG102 English Composition 2 (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 (3)
  • BUS142 Managing a Small Business (3)
  • CDV101 Child Development (3)
  • MAT101 Business Mathematics (3)

Nutrition Courses

Major Courses --21 credits

  • NUT100 Macronutritents (3)
  • NUT105 Micronutrients (3)
  • HER101 Intro to Herbal Sciences (3)
  • HEA201 Environmental Challenges & 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 & Body Systems (3)
  • NUT102 Vegetarian Nutrition (3)
  • NUT220 Sports Nutrition (3)
  • NUT221 Pregnancy, Pediatric & 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     

Tuition - $14,945*     

Academic prerequisites: High School diploma or equivalent, High School Algebra (for College Algebra I courses)

* Tuition does not include costs of books and materials which are purchased separately. Note that tuition and fees are subject to change. Students will be notified prior to any tuition changes.

Program information: 

Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional

Graduates of the A.S. degree program will have met the Pathway II requirements for eligibility to sit for the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®, CFPP®) credentialing exam offered by the Dietary Managers Association® (DMA®).

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 exam@hncb.org

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Contact us

If you have any questions regarding our nutrition degrees, courses or programs, you can contact us by phone or e-mail.

Address:  117 Legacy View Way
Knoxville, TN 37918

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