This program is developed to provide students with an understanding of basic nutrition, planning healthy diets, and the role of food in the body, fitness, health, and disease. It also emphasizes the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. AAPS’ Nutrition, Health and Sport program is designed to teach participants how to integrate and apply the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and chronic disease prevention as well as sports specific nutrition, optimizing performance and understanding the nutritional demands of sports.
The food courses of this program are designed to help students develop a hands-on approach to food safety and quality, while allowing them the opportunity to earn food safety certification. The program integrates and applies knowledge within the areas of microbiology, food processing, quality assurance and food safety to preserve, process, package, and distribute foods that are healthy, high quality, and safe to eat. Additionally, the program is designed to be equally useful for entry level or ongoing career development in the food and beverage industry.
Graduates are able to pursue careers in: