Rural Nutrition Services

College of Rural and Community Development
Interior-Aleutians Campus

Occupational Endorsement

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Minimum Requirements for Occupational Endorsement: 12 credits

The Rural Nutrition Services Program teaches job-related skills and knowledge needed for entry-level employment in a wide range of nutrition-related positions in health care, education, local government and other organizations serving rural Alaska. Students learn nutrition science, behavioral health as it relates to nutrition, Alaska Native knowledge and traditions related to wellness and skills for sharing the information with individuals, groups and communities. Courses are taught within the context of the unique realities of rural Alaskan community food systems.

Occupational Endorsement Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
  3. Complete the following:*
    RNS F105--Nutritional Science for the Generations--3 credits
    RNS F120--Alaska Native Food Systems--3 credits
    RNS F201--Community Nutrition Interventions--2 credits
    RNS F210--Introduction to Rural Nutrition Counseling--2 credits
    RNS F260--Rural Nutrition Practicum 2 ---3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--12 credits

* Students must earn a C grade (2.0) or better in each course.