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Nutrition currently offers a course designed to develop understanding of the importance of the science of nutrition and dietary recommendations to maintenance of a healthy life. Students will learn the principles of nutrition as they apply to macro-nutrients and metabolic pathways. Application of vitamins, minerals, and special nutritional requirements at different stages of the life cycle, as well as current issues in nutrition will be considered.

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JILL EMIGH

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


CHAD MILTENBERGER

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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403


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Mission

The Science Division seeks to provide students with a diverse array of physical and life science classes through which they will develop an increased awareness and understanding of scientific knowledge and the scientific method of investigation by which this knowledge has been gained.

Program Outcomes

  • An understanding of discipline specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to correctly use discipline specific tools and /or techniques.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in science including appropriate study techniques, problem solving skills and the use of data to assess the validity of claims.
  • The ability to research, interpret and communicate concepts obtained from scientific literature.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course specific technology.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success

Students interested in nutrition or in becoming a registered dietician should take courses in chemistry for health sciences, anatomy and physiology. Additional coursework in general education, humanities and social sciences will be required at the transfer institution. Students need to meet with department advisors at the intended baccalaureate institution to determine appropriate educational plan.