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Eat Well, Live Well… Study Dietetics at Sinclair

The Dietetics program at Sinclair can teach you the skills needed to enter a career in a variety of dietary and nutrition practices, including foodservice management, medical nutrition therapy and education, community outreach and more.

This program 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 Dietetic program has 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 through the Dietetics program at Sinclair.

Important Information about Life and Health Sciences Programs: The Life and Health Sciences (LHS) Programs consist of open enrollment (general education and division specific courses) 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 LHS program's webpage.

Short-term Technical Certificate

Dietary Manager

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 200 hours of management and clinical directed practice. Students are required to complete these experiences at area community, foodservice and health care facilities. The program is 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 & Food Professionals (ANFP), a nationally recognized organization located at 406 Surrey Woods Drive, St. Charles, Illinois 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 a national credentialing exam will enable graduates to become Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs). The DM Program is fully approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals (ANFP). To apply to the program complete a Sinclair Community College application electronically at http://www.sinclair.edu/admissions/Application/. Indicate your primary education plan is to obtain a short term certificate and choose Dietary Manager-STC as your primary area of interest.

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Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science - Dietetic Technician

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).

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Program Accreditation Information
The Dietetic Technician program is fully accredited by the Academy on Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Accreditation Council on Education for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). It is also approved by the Association of Nutrition and Food Professionals (ANFP).


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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Exercise, Nutrition & Sports Sciences

Sinclair Community College has worked to develop program-specific agreements to assist you in a more seamless process when transferring from a specific Sinclair degree program to a bachelor’s degree program in the same area of study.

Programs & Articulation Agreements

Dietetics/Nutritional Management, A.A.S.

Articulation agreements are in place for transfer to:

  • The Ohio State University (Didactic Program)
  • University of Cincinnati (Dietetics Coordinated Program)
  • University of Dayton (Food & Nutrition)

Physical Education, Associate of Arts

Articulation agreements are in place for transfer to:

  • Wright State University, Health & Physical Education

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including those in the ENSS programs, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module…

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the exercise, nutrition and sport sciences programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: