Dietetic Technician A.A.S.
The Dietetic Technician program focuses on the role of human nutrition in health and disease as well as the application of nutrition principles in wellness, fitness, and total health. Nutrition also encompasses the areas of food systems management and spa cuisine. Students gain practical experience along with theoretical content presented in the classroom.
Graduates of this program will be able to become a member of the health care, wellness, or food management team. Graduates are eligible for employment in community nutrition settings as well as health and fitness clubs, corporate wellness programs, school lunch programs, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care settings. In these roles, the Dietetic Technician complements the role of the Registered Dietitian in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nutritional care. Many graduates of the program continue their education as a Registered Dietitian or in an allied field such as adult fitness, sports nutrition, sports physiology, home economics, or health education.
Upon completion of the associate degree Dietetic Technician program, students will meet the requirements to sit for the national credentialing exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. With successful passage of the exam, graduates will become Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR).
The Dietetic Technician degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. For more information, please contact: