Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Do you have a passion for Nutrition, Food, and exercise?

 Would you like a career in helping people use food, nutrition, and exercise to achieve wellness, promote a healthy lifestyle, and manage disease?  If you’re interested in a career as a dietitian, nutritionist, or in institutional food service administration and product development for the food industry, our professors will help you develop the skills you need.

Gulf Coast State College is here to help you build a solid foundation that will prepare you to continue your studies in nutrition, food, and exercise science at a four-year institution. We offer the necessary prerequisites for the state of Florida university baccalaureate programs.

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Program Roadmap

Contact the Advisor

Sabrina Elliott
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 5888


Who is eligible for the Nutrition, food, and exercise science Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to take classes for this degree.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

What steps do i take to get a nutrition, food, and exercise Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree?

First, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific course information.


Check out the course registration dates and plan your schedule today.  The Advising Center at Gulf Coast State College, Panama City Campus, is available to help you with your plans.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
•+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
•+*STA2023, Statistics 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+CHM1045, General Chemistry 3
Biological Science •+*BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government •POS2041, American National Government 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
+BSC2010L, Biology for Science Majors I Lab 1
•+BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
+BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab 1
+CHM1046, Gen Chem/Qual Analysis 3
CHM1046L, Gen Chem/Qual Analysis Lab 1
HUN1201, Principles of Nutrition 3
MCB2004, Microbiology 3
MCB2004L, Microbiology Lab 1
Electives 3




• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Laura Justice
Chair, Health Sciences