Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)

Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)

The Pre-Nutrition Science program prepares students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in nutrition science, dietetics with emphasis on business or exercise, or other dietetics-related programs. Students who complete the Pre-Nutrition Science program earn an Associate of Science degree and are well prepared to enter a four-year degree program at various institutions in the region.

The Pre-Nutrition Science program includes 105 hours of directed practice. Students are also required to complete an additional 31 hours of professional meetings, food shows, and wellness and program support activities.

Course requirements and application of transfer credits to bachelor's degree programs vary, so students should work closely with their Cincinnati State academic advisor as well as the advisor at the institution where they intend to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Students who complete a bachelor’s degree program are required to complete an internship before they can take the credentialing exam given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

For more information, please contact the Business Technologies Division at (513) 569-1620.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 1 324
DT 110Community Nutrition 223
DT 120Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle 303
DT 190Dietetic Professional Practices 101
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective  101
Semester 2  
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 2 324
DT 125Nutrition Through the Lifecycle 303
DT 130Nutrition Assessment 122
DT 180Dietetic Directed Practice: Health Care 1 051
HRM 105Food Service Sanitation 101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective  303
Semester 3  
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology 303
ENG 10X English Composition Elective  303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 1  303
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective  303
Semester 4  
CHE 110Fundamentals of Chemistry 334
COMM 110Public Speaking 303
DT 135Sports Nutrition 303
DT 205Quantity Food Production 063
Semester 5  
CHE 111Bio-Organic Chemistry 334
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective 2  303
Total Credits:  512561


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Arts/Humanities Electives
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 1303
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 131Statistics 13

Pre-Nutrition Science (PNS)

  • Access data, references, patient education materials, and consumer and other information from credible sources. 
  • Adhere to current federal regulations and state statutes and rules, as applicable and in accordance with accreditation standards and the Scope of Dietetics Practice, Standards of Professional Practice, and the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics.
  • Use clear and effective oral and written communication.
  • Prepare and deliver sound food and nutrition presentations to a target audience.
  • Demonstrate active participation, teamwork, and contributions in group settings.
  • Participate in professional and community organizations.
  • Participate in advocacy on local, state, or national legislative and regulatory issues or policies impacting the nutrition and dietetics profession.
  • Perform specific activities of the Nutrition Care Process as assigned by registered dietitian nutritionists in accordance with the Scope of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice for individuals, groups, and populations in a variety of settings.
  • Provide nutrition and lifestyle education to well populations.
  • Develop nutrition education materials for disease prevention and health improvement that are culturally and age appropriate and designed for the educational level of the audience.


Program Chair/Advisor

Candice Jones M.Ed., RD, LD, CDE