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Dietetics is the science of how food and nutrition affect human health. Careers in dietetics include Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM, CFPP), Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR), and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
The Associate of Science in Dietetics prepares students to transfer to an ACEND® Accredited Bachelor or 3+2 Program. Students should note that a graduate degree and dietetic internship are required to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional (CDM®, CFPP®) national examination from the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM) and the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP).
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Dietetics degree program, students should be able to:
- Assess macro and micronutrient needs for individuals in order to improve health, prevent, or delay disease
- Differentiate approaches to make recommendations to meet an individual’s health and wellness goals
- Examine the physical, psychosocial, social, and cultural influences on food choices and other health behaviors
- Evaluate nutritional information for reliability and usefulness in analyzing claims
- Apply scientific principles of food handling to food preparation and storage to reduce food-borne illnesses
- Design strategies to manage the personnel, operations, and physical facilities of food service