Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

About Foods and Nutrition

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Foods and Nutrition includes the study of human metabolism, foods and other forms of nutrient delivery that support human health, factors that can affect nutrient availability, food systems and human health behaviors. Critical inquiries are made into how food and nutrition are marketed and how nutrition recommendations are developed.

At PCC, Foods and Nutrition offerings include a 100-level course: Personal Nutrition, which emphasizes basic nutrition principals and personal health behaviors; and a 200-level course: Nutrition, which is tailored to students pursuing careers in the life sciences and allied health.

Transferable Credits

Foods and Nutrition courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. Courses may transfer as:

  • elective credits
  • program requirement credits
  • and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution

Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, a PCC academic advisor, and the University Transfer website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.

What's Next?

  1. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since we don't offer a degree or certificate in this subject, you should choose Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer (AAOT) for now.
  2. Plan how you'll pay for college
  3. Plan your transfer