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Nutrition Careers

The nutrition industry is widely considered one of the fastest-growing and most prolific industries in Southern California. encompassing weight control clinics. health and exercise spas and gymnasiums, community agencies concerned with nutritional education, and manufacturers and distributors of nutritionally related products. Orange Coast College's nutrition program prepares students to advise clients on normal nutrition, weight control and improved performance.


Certificates of Achievement 


Nutrition Education 

This program prepares students for employment as entry-level nutrition education assistants. Courses cover anatomy and physiology, principles of food, nutrition therapy, cooking, and more. 


Nutrition and Fitness Education 

This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the booming health and fitness industry, including at weight loss clinics. sports medicine clinics, health clubs and gyms, corporate fitness and wellness centers, fitness and nutrition programs in schools, and at community agencies. ​​​

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Additional Information

For complete requirements and course information please see our catalog​.​​​​

Use the link below to view gainful employment reports with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of OCC certificate programs.

​Federal Gainful Employment Reports:


Find career outlook and salary information at www.bls.gov ​


View the program website.​


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Contact Info​

Beth Blake 
Journalism 106A 
(714) 432-5835