Associate’s Degree: Public Health and Community Nutrition

health educator The associate’s degree in general studies with a concentration in Public Health and Community Nutrition is a great opportunity for people looking to obtain a degree that prepares them to make their community healthier and stronger. This program involves classes offered in many different formats, including face-to-face, virtual, and online. 

This degree is a great option for new college students and for people with transfer credits needing to complete a college degree.

Public Health and Community Nutrition can be completed as a certificate program. The program prepares you to make you to make your community healthier and stronger. The program can also be completed full-time or part-time. Apply online to complete this program.

health educatorPossible career options with an associate's degree: 

  • Community health worker (community outreach coordinator)
  • Food pantry worker (would also need food safety certification)
  • Farmer's market coordinator
  • Community garden coordinator
  • SNAP outreach coordinator (through PA Career Link)
  • WIC program assistant (Pennsylvania requires a bachelor's degree to be a WIC nutritionist)
  • Research assistant
  • Heath educator
  • Nutritional services manager 
  • School nutrition services; school nutrition training manager; assistant manager school nutrition
  • Nutrition site coordinator (e.g., congregate meals; aging centers)
  • Meals on Wheels coordinator
  • Nutrition outreach education coordinator 
  • Nutrition assistant (some health departments)
  • Formula and human milk nutrition technician 
  • Health and nutrition coordinator 
  • And many more!