NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Central Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Dietetics

A Dietetics major prepares students to meet the educational knowledge and skills specified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) as part of the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Due to the nature of this program, a student may consider completing MTA, speech and math, and transferring without the associate's degree. If an associate's degree is desired, it is important to pick a minor and work on as many requirements for that minor as possible. Consult with Advisors at NMC and CMU for assistance in course selection and minor selection. Courses for a minor may be used for your General Education.

Admission Criteria

  1. Admission Requirements - 3.0 GPA. Courses need to have a 2.0 to transfer to CMU.
  2. Transfer students must complete graduation competencies for CMU (Eng 111, 112; COM 111; MTH 111) at NMC or they will be required to complete these classes during their first or second semester at CMU.
  3. It is important to contact a CMU Advisor early in your academic career.

Basic Requirements

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED". Completion of the MTA will satisfy CMU's University Program requirements and 6 credits of their Writing Intensive requirement.

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition I & II




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities List


Natural Science


BIO 208

Microbiology (have to complete another biology with a lab before taking)


* BIO 227 & 228

Anatomy and Physiology I & II (students must take both BIO 227 & 228 to transfer as CMU's HSC 214 & 215)


* At CMU, students may either take Mammalian Physiology (BIO 392) 4 credits or Human Anatomy and Physiology (HSC 214 & 215) 8 credits. NMC has no equivalent to BIO 392.

BIO 220

Nutrition in Human Health


CHM 101

Intro to Chemistry


CHM 201 

Intro to Organic Chemistry


Social Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Social Science List




MTH 131

Intro to Prob and Stats


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



COM 111

Public Speaking


Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2023