Nutrition Degree Pathways

Diablo Valley College's nutrition program will provide you with  basic knowledge of microbiology, human anatomy, physiology, chemistry and nutrition. You will learn how nutrition affects mental and physical health, physical fitness, and more. Studying nutrition is a great option if you are interested in a career that is dedicated to helping people.

Our nutrition program offers:

You can learn more about the requirements in our catalog.

We know that navigating degree requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you.

Although some students are able to get an entry-level position after completing the program, most students transfer to a four-year university to gain a bachelor's degree in a similar program.

This is an ideal degree for students who plan to continue their education in medicine, public health, or other allied health sciences.

Career paths/options with additional education:

  • Dietetics
  • Food science
  • Nursing
  • Dental hygiene
  • Restaurant management
  • Sports nutrition
  • Medical facilities
  • Research labs
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Product development

For more information on possible career options, please visit the Career Center, schedule an appointment with a counselor, or contact one of our faculty and staff members. Please note that you cannot meet with a counselor or staff member until you are enrolled at DVC.

Diablo Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of subjects. For a complete listing, see certificates and degrees.

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Contact Nutrition

Chair: Helen DeMarco
Telephone: 925-969-4250
Office location: SC-307 Campus map