Dietetic Technician/Nutrition Care A.A.S.

Dietetic Technician setting up a dining table

Give power to the people.

Learn how to give people the nutrition they need when you join our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in dietetic technician/nutrition care. You’ll focus on the role of human nutrition in health and disease as well as the application of nutrition principles in wellness, fitness and total health. 

The program provides you with practical experience along with the theoretical content presented in the classroom. This includes the college’s full-service, student-run Copper Turret Restaurant & Brewhouse, the FDA-inspected food processing incubator, Nelson Farms Country Store, the dietetic demonstration kitchen, a variety of health and wellness laboratories, and several field experience locations.

Your studies also include 450 hours of supervised field experience in a variety of schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and community nutrition sites.

Upon completion of the program, you will meet the requirements to sit for the national credentialing exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With successful passage of the exam, graduates will become Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR). 

You can enhance your career in dietetics as a registered dietitian by transferring to colleges that have a four-year program in dietetics. Morrisville has articulation agreements with Syracuse University, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Plattsburg, and Rochester Institute of Technology. 


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. For more information, please contact: 

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040, ext. 5400

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