Health and Exercise Science

Nutrition and Dietetics

Paradise Valley Community College offers several pathways to careers in Dietetics and Nutrition. The Dietetic Technology Consortium Program prepares students for a professional career in health care and food service management. Completion of this Associate of Applied Science degree qualifies candidates for the national Dietetic Technician, Registered certification exam.

The Food and Nutrition Program introduces students to nutrition and dietetics. Health care trends, leadership skills, management theories and styles, and government laws and regulations pertaining to food and nutrition services are covered in the program. Students can complete most of the first two years of coursework towards other Bachelor of Science degrees in Nutrition at Arizona State University, or other accredited post-secondary educational institutions.

In addition, students interested in continuing their education after completing the AAS in Dietetic Technology will have the option of transferring to any Bachelor of Applied Science degree such as ASU's Bachelor of Applied Science in Food Service Management or Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise and Wellness, or NAU's online Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences.

Application Deadline For 2016-2017 has passed: Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation is committed to providing scholarships to dietetics students at all levels of study. Scholarships are funded by individual donors, state and regional affiliates, dietetic practice groups and Academy partners including Colgate-Palmolive Company, Commission on Dietetic Registration, ConAgra Foods, ILSI North America, New Jersey Dietetic Association and Mead Johnson Nutrition. The scholarship application is now closed. View more information and a list of 2015 Scholarship recipients. Please contact Mary Uhrick at with any questions.