Dietetic Technician (DIT.S.AAS)

73.0 Credit Hours

Graduates of the Dietetic Technician (DIT) program are trained food and nutrition practitioners that work under the supervision of a registered dietitian. As an integral member of the health care and food service management teams, they influence food choices and lifestyles to promote optimal health.

The program consists of five major domains that include clinical, community, education, management and foodservice systems. It is designed to be completed in five (5) consecutive semesters on a full-time basis. Some students elect to attend on a part-time basis, extending the length of study to three academic years. The curriculum consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The limited enrollment coursework includes 470 hours of unpaid directed practice experiences at area community, food service and health care facilities. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses.

Students of Sinclair’s Dietetic and Nutritional Management Program are eligible to become members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), a nationally recognized organization located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 200, Chicago Illinois 60606, 1-800-877-1600, www.eatright.org. This specially designed program enables students to enjoy benefits of student AND membership while attending school. Graduates are eligible for active AND membership. Benefits include networking, professional growth, educational enrichment, and developing leadership skills. The graduate is eligible to take the National Credentialing Exam to become a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR).

Program Outcomes

  • Apply principles of management and systems in the provision of clinical and customer services to individuals and organizations at the dietetic technician level of practice.
  • Describe and apply scientific information and research related to the dietetic technician level of practice.
  • Develop beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for the dietetic technician level of practice in accordance with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Code of Ethics.
  • Develop and deliver information, products and services to individuals, groups and populations at the dietetic technician level of practice.

Curriculum

Dietetics Elective 1 credit hour
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3 credit hours
ALH 1101: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
CHE 1111: Introduction to Chemistry I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
CHE 1121: Introduction to Chemistry II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
COM 2206: Interpersonal Communication View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 1105: Introduction to Dietetics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
DIT 1210: Medical Terminology for Dietetics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
DIT 1525: Human Nutrition View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 1630: Nutrition in the Lifecycle View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 1635: Community Nutrition View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 2240: Education Methods & Materials View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
DIT 2305: Food, Culture & Cuisine View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 2510: Institutional Foodservice Systems View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 2515: Foodservice Practicum I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
DIT 2520: Laboratory for Foodservice Systems View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
DIT 2625: Medical Nutrition Therapy I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 2630: Medical Nutrition Therapy Clinical I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 2735: Foodservice Organization & Management View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 2740: Foodservice Practicum II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
DIT 2845: Medical Nutrition Therapy II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 2850: Medical Nutrition Therapy Clinical II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 2855: Dietetics Seminar View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
HMT 1101: Basic Culinary Skills View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
HMT 1107: Sanitation & Safety View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
HMT 1112: Food Principles & Preparation View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
PSY 1100: General Psychology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
Course Option: {MAT 1270 OR MAT 1130} 3 credit hours
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