Associate of Science (590.2)
The Dietetic Technician program provides education in the field of dietetics, nutrition and management. The program prepares students for management positions in food service establishments, restaurants, nursing homes and hospitals. In addition, students are prepared to work with dietitians, nutritionists, in hospitals, nursing homes or providing nutrition education in community settings and in home health agencies.
The degree program is approved by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP).
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the registration exam given by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) to become a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) and the credentialing exam from the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) to become a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM).
Admission is limited by the availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate application to this program.
Applicants must be eligible for college-level courses and have a C or better in one year of high school algebra and chemistry or the equivalent.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606; 312.899.0400 ext. 5400, www.eatright.org/ACEND/.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 72
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
March 30--deadline for Practicum 1 Survey
May 14, 2013--Mandatory Orientation for Practicum 1
May 20, 2013--start date, Practicum 1
June 29--End of six-week Summer Session
November 30--deadline for Practicum 2 Survey
1st week, Spring Semester: Dates TBA--Mandatory Orientation Practicum 2
March 1--application deadline for May graduation
July 1--Department application deadline for August graduation
October 15--Department application deadline for December graduation