The Dietary/Nutritional Navigator curriculum is a stackable credentialed 2-yr program of study that prepares the graduate to work in jobs with titles such as dietary specialist, nutritional navigator, patient navigator, and dietary patient advocate. As a certificate, diploma, and/or academic degree program, the Dietary/Nutritional Navigator concentration is designed to be compatible with a wide range of health and dietary systems, state regulations, and health and nutritional services delivery models that recognize the value that services provide to enhance the dietary and nutritional wellness of patients and communities.

Freshman Year – Certificate

First Year – Certificate – Public Health Technology/Navigator with a Dietary/Nutritional Concentration

First Semester

Course Credit(s)
PHT 1113 - Intro to Health Care & Public Health 3
PHT 1123 - HealthCare Delivery 3
PHT 1213 - Prevention and Community Health 3
BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I (LEC/LAB) 4
BIO 1813 – Medical Terminology in Health Professions 3

Second Semester

Course Credit(s)
PHT 1223 - Health Insurance 2
PHT 1233 - Public Health Statistics and Analysis 3
PHT 2213 - HealthCare Advocacy 3
DNP 2113 - Dietary/Nutritional Practicum I 3
BIO 1613 - Nutrition 3

Total Credits: 30


Total Certificate Credits: 30

Sophomore Year – Diploma

Second Year Diploma – Public Health Technology/Navigator with a Dietary/Nutritional Concentration – Offered to Students with Public Health Technology/Navigator Certificate with a Dietary/Nutritional Concentration – One Semester Track

Course Credit(s)
PHT 2113 - Introduction to Epidemiology 3
PHT 2123 - Health Information Access and Analysis 3
PHT 2223 - Public Health Education Communication 3
DNP 2223 - Dietary/Nutritional Practicum II 3
PHT 2243 - Public Health and Aging 3

Total Credits: 15


Total Diploma Credits: 45

Second Year – Associate of Applied Science Degree

Second Year Diploma – Associate of Applied Science Degree – Offered to Students with Public Health Technology/Navigator Diploma in the Dietary/Nutritional Concentration – One Semester Track

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 - English Composition I 3
ENG 1123 - English Composition II 3
SOC 2113 - Introduction to Sociology 3
EPY 2533 - Human Growth and Development 3
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3

Total Credits: 15


AAS Degree Credits: 60

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