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Community Nutrition Worker Certificate
Semester Hours:  16
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: RDG094, College Reading
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Community Nutrition Worker Certificate provides the opportunity for individuals to develop skills and competencies in the areas of food, nutrition and health necessary for careers in public health nutrition.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Community_Nutrition_Worker/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: High school diploma or GED

Course Requirements
Core Requirements (16)
NTR104 Nutrition (3)
NTR123 Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle (3)
NTR127 Breastfeeding and Human Lactation (1)
NTR134 Healthy Weight for Kids (1)
NTR191 Nutrition Counseling Skill Development (3)
NTR201 Nutrition Literacy (1)
NTR219 Community Nutrition (3)
NTR232A Food and Culture (1)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Recognize and distinguish the difference in nutrition throughout the lifecycle including pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood.(CSLO 2)
2. (Evaluation Level) Assess nutritional status in the public health setting and apply nutrition education as appropriate.(CSLO 2)
3. (Analysis Level) Identify, locate, and discuss pertinent services and programs within a community.
4. (Application Level) Describe and demonstrate appropriate and effective communication skills, counseling skills and documentation techniques both in groups and one-on-one settings.(CSLO 3)
5. (Analysis Level) Illustrate key strategies for effective human relations, leadership, communication and organizational change.
6. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the science of nutrition with nutrition attitudes, behaviors and their impact on overall health.(CSLO 2)
7. (Synthesis Level) Summarize the nutritional needs of breastfeeding mothers and the nutritional needs and growth patterns of their infants.
Standards for Program
As guided by the Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment initiative developed jointly by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the National WIC Association (NWA) to improve nutrition services in the WIC programs.