Dietetic Technology: Nutrition Care, Associate in Applied Science

Florissant Valley

This program includes a variety of courses in food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, communication and education. Students completing the program are eligible to sit for the national registration exam to become credentialed as a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR). Dietetic technicians in the nutrition care area work independently or in teams with registered dieticians in hospitals, HMOs, clinics, nursing homes, retirement centers, hospital health care programs and research facilities helping to treat and prevent disease and administering medical nutrition therapy as an important member of health care teams. WIC programs, public health agencies, company health programs, health clubs, weight management clinics and community wellness programs hire dietetic technicians to develop and teach nutrition classes and educate clients about the connection between food, fitness and health.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
COM 101Oral Communication I3
MTH xxxMathematics Elective (MTH 108 or higher)3-4
BIO/CHMBiology/Chemistry Elective4-5
PSY 200General Psychology3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
SOC 103Work and Society3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
DIT 108Food: Preparation and Science Lecture3
DIT 109Food: Preparation and Science Lab2
DIT 115Principles of Nutrition3
DIT 104Clinical Nutrition3
DIT 214Nutrition Through the Life Cycle3
DIT 106Food Management Practicum3
DIT 107Clinical Nutrition Practicum3
DIT 202Medical Nutrition Therapy3
DIT 210Community Nutrition3
DIT 209Community Nutrition Practicum4
DIT 225The Cultural Feast: An Introduction to Food and Society3
Program Elective
Total Credit Hours64-66