NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Central Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: Dietetics

Completion of this program satisfies the academic requirements of the American Dietetics Association for the Dietetics Program. After program completion, students are able to apply for dietetic internships. Graduates who have successfully completed an accredited dietetics internship are eligible to take the CDR registration examination for dietitians.

Due to the nature of this program, a student may consider completing MTA, speech and math, and transferring without the associate degree. If an associate 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 (has a prerequisite of any 100 level biology course. Consider BIO 106.)


BIO 227, 228

Anatomy and Physiology I & II


(At CMU, students may either take Mammalian Physiology, 4 credits, or Human Anatomy and Physiology, 8 credits. If planning on meeting this requirement at NMC, students must take both BIO 227 & 228.)

BIO 220 or 240

Nutrition in Human Health or Normal and Clinical Nutrition (if taking BIO 240, BIO 227 recommended first)


Choose 1 of the following Chemistry options:

1. CHM 101

Introductory Chemistry


CHM 201 

Intro to Organic Chemistry



2. CHM 150 & 151

General Chemistry I & II


CHM 250 & 251

Organic Chemistry I & II


Social Science


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




MTH 131

Intro to Prob and Stats (will satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for CMU if MTH 111 is taken to satisfy CMU's Math Competency requirement)


Additional Requirements

Required Classes



COM 111

Public Speaking


MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra



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 2018