Here's food for thought: With Sinclair's Nutrition & Dietetics programs, you'll have the skills necessary to work with licensed, registered dietitians to provide nutritional guidance and medical nutrition therapy for clients/patients. These programs also open additional career opportunities available in the foodservice industry, and as a community dietetic professional.
Why major in Nutrition & Dietetics?
This area of study might be for you if:
You enjoy living a healthy lifestyle or wish to move in that direction.
You want to teach others nutritious choices for a healthy lifestyle.
You are interested in gaining the skills to work as a dietary manager, dietetic technician or dietitian.
You would like to work with people who share your interests in nutrition and health.
Whether you wish to prepare for a new position (as a dietetic technician registered, certified dietary manager) or learn about techniques for helping to promote your personal health, Sinclair's Nutrition & Dietetics programs have courses for you. Take courses to learn about nutrition and health or study to help others meet their nutritional wellness goals. Make the world a healthier place.
Graduates of the Nutrition and Dietetics Technician (DIT) program are trained food and nutrition practitioners that work under the supervision of a registered dietitian nutritionist. 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 465 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 program 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 Nutrition and Dietetics 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 2190, 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 Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR). Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.
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Graduates of the Dietary Managers (DM) Program are trained foodservice professionals in health care delivery systems. They understand basic nutritional needs of clients and work in partnership with dietitians, who offer specialized nutritional expertise. Approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals (ANFP), the curriculum includes 12 semester credit hours of classroom instruction, 2 semester credit hours of food lab instruction, and 200 hours of management and clinical directed practice coordinated by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). A minimum of 25 clinical directed practice hours are directly supervised by a RDN. Students are required to complete these field experiences at area community, foodservice and health care facilities. The program offers two tracks; one for students pursuing careers in Dietetics and Nutrition, and another track for students pursuing careers in Hospitality Management & Tourism. Both tracks are designed to be completed in two (2) part-time consecutive terms. As an integral member of the health care and foodservice management teams, dietary managers are responsible for maintaining cost/profit objectives, purchasing goods and services for the department and supervising staff. Students of Sinclair's Dietary Managers Program are eligible to become pre-professional members of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), a nationally recognized organization that can be reached at PO Box 3610, St. Charles, IL 60174, 1-800-323-1908, www.anfponline.org This specially designed program enables students to enjoy benefits of ANFP membership while attending school. Graduates are eligible for professional ANFP membership. Benefits include networking, professional growth, educational enrichment, and developing leadership skills. Completion of the DM Program and successfully passing a national credentialing exam will enable graduates to become Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) in accordance with the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers at https://www.cbdmonline.org/. The DM Program is fully approved by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Students must pass all DM certificate program courses with a "C" or better.
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The Dining Assistant Program is a State of Ohio approved training course which provides practical skill development in feeding techniques and working with populations with self-feeding difficulties with a focus on the elderly. The program is designed to ensure that Dining Assistants have a basic understanding of the nutritional needs of long term care residents, communications and interactions involving the residents and staff, as well as behavior challenges and safety procedures involving residents.
Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. 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 program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.
It is very important that you meet with an Academic Advisor by calling 937-512-3700, or visiting Building 10, Room 301, to make sure you are scheduling the correct classes for your program choices. They can also direct you to financial services for any information you require about finances.