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 Nutrition & Dietetics

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Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers several pathways to careers in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics.

Courses in Nutrition teach the concepts of health care trends, leadership skills, management theories and styles, and government laws and regulations pertaining to food and nutrition services. Students can complete most of the first two years of coursework towards other Bachelor of Science degrees in Nutrition at Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University or other accredited post-secondary educational institutions.

Students can register and complete a Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) degree, which is a two year Associates in Arts degree that transfers to the College of Health Solutions at ASU.
• The MAPP in Dietetics transfers to ASU to complete the B.S. in Dietetics which prepares students with the required coursework and skill set to apply for a dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.
• The MAPP in Nutrition transfers to ASU to complete a B.S. in Nutrition; students will choose one of the tracks to complete Nutrition Communication, Food Studies or Food Management.
• The MAPP in Human Nutrition transfers to ASU to complete a B.S. in Human Nutrition which prepares students for careers in public or community health and clinical or graduate research programs.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) offer a Dietetic Technology Consortium Program for students interested in becoming a Nutrition & Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR).

 

The Dietetic Technology Consortium Program is an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree emphasizing medical nutrition therapy and food service management. Students acquire the knowledge and skills foundation to work in dietetics through the integration of classroom learning and 466 hours of supervised practice in locations throughout the valley. Emphasis is placed on the development of communication and human relations techniques that prepare the graduate for professional success.




Susan Gaumont
Program Director
susan.gaumont@cgc.edu
(480) 732-7142
Susan Gaumont is a Registered Dietitian Nutrition (RDN), which is an expert in the field of nutrition and dietetics.  She has been teaching at Chandler-Gilbert Community College since 2002 and is the Dietetic Technology Consortium Program Director. 

While attending Arizona State University, Susan received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition prior to completing a Dietetic Internship in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.  Part of her clinical background includes five years working at Gila River Health Care in Sacaton, Arizona, specializing in patient nutrition care and its effect on diabetes.

Nutrition is an exciting field to share with students to promote their scientific knowledge of the body’s needs and how it functions with healthy food choices. 



Andrea  Villarreal
Faculty
andrea.villarreal@cgc.edu
(480) 732-7111
Andrea Villarreal is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who has been teaching at the college and university level since 2002.

She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Oregon State University and completed her dietetic internship at Oregon Health Sciences University. Andrea started her career at the VA Medical Center in downtown Phoenix. During her 8 years at the facility, she worked with both hospitalized patients and those receiving routine treatment for hypertension, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

As a nutrition expert, Andrea’s goal is to provide students with the tools needed to navigate through the vast amount of nutrition information we are bombarded with on a daily basis.
 
In addition, she strives to help others better understand how diet and lifestyle choices influence risk of chronic disease.