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DIT 1105 Introduction to Dietetics

Exploration of the dietetics profession. Introduces the professional organization and structure. Covers credentialing and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Code of Ethics. Clarifies the roles and requirements of different nutrition professionals. Investigates areas of employment. Includes 1-2 field trips.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Dietetics and Nutrition
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Describe methods by which the Food Guide Pyramid can be used as a tool for nutrition education.
  • Given ethical situations, recommend appropriate responses compliant with the American Dietetic Association Code of Ethics.
  • Differentiate between the dietitian, dietetic technician and dietary manager; their function, responsibilities, education requirements and credentials.
  • Explain the function of a portfolio for professional development and lifelong learning.

Credit Hours: 1

Classroom Hours: 1