Thank you for your interest in the Dietetics and Nutrition Program. The following links provide additional information about the program.
Students must participate in a state and federal background check for criminal convictions prior to attending supervised practice rotations during the fourth semester within the DIT curriculum. Additional costs will be incurred by the student to cover these expenses. Depending on the outcome of the background check, it is possible that the student will be denied access to the clinical/management environment and therefore be unable to complete the program.
Students are required to follow the college-wide student background check policy and procedure. You can find the college-wide student background check policy here.
General physical examination by your medical doctor. Must be completed preceding your first day of starting DIT limited-enrollment courses with clinical/management rotations (2nd year-4th semester).
Students enrolled in Sinclair health care programs are expected to have in effect personal health insurance prior to enrolling in any course which includes a clinical experience requirement. This requirement for having health insurance is in place because most clinical sites that accept Sinclair students require it. If a student does not have health insurance, he/she may not be admitted into a clinical course, and therefore, not be able to complete the program. Sinclair provides accident insurance for students injured in clinical settings. However, the insurance carrier decides what treatment is eligible for reimbursement, and any treatment denied for reimbursement is the responsibility of the student, not Sinclair or the clinical site. Information about obtaining health insurance can be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/index.html or http://medicaid.ohio.gov/FOROHIOANS/GetCoverage.aspx
Minimum acceptable mental and physical qualifications of a student for the profession of nutrition and dietetics include the following abilities:
Students entering the Dietetic Technician Program are responsible for determining their own eligibility in light of these qualifications, for informing the college of any potential problem areas and for identifying to the Dietetic Technician Program any particular accommodations they may need. Students with disabilities are encouraged to register with the Office of Disability Services and may utilize these services to determine appropriate accommodations. Students with disabilities who enter the program do so with the understanding that they will be expected to meet course requirements with any REASONABLE accommodation that may be provided by the College.
Meeting the mental and physical requirements of the Dietetic Technician Program does not guarantee that the student will meet the mental and physical requirements of the institutions that employ dietetic technicians, registered.