The Dietetic Technician Program
The associate degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon satisfactory completion of the DT program, graduates are issued a verification statement that confirms their eligibility to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) registration examination for Dietetic Technicians. Graduates of the program who successfully write the registration examination for dietetic technicians are entitled to use the initials "DTR" to signify professional competence. Graduates of this program are qualified to work as technicians under the supervision of a registered dietitian (R.D.) in nutrition services departments of hospitals and nursing homes, and are also employable in commercial foodservice systems. Many courses can be applied toward the B.S. in A.S. degree with a major in food and nutrition (dietetics).
The mission of the DT Program is to educate the students to be competent in the nutritional care of individuals and families throughout the life cycle by assisting the RD with (1) translating nutritional needs into an acceptable meal plan, considering psychological, sociological and economic factors; (2) teaching the principles of nutrition and their relationship to health and disease, as well as suggesting strategies for applying those principles; (3) managing food service systems to assure the client optimal nutrition and high quality food; and (4) contributing to the activities of the health care team and exhibiting professional judgment and maturity, and (5) preparing the Dietetic Technician, Registered for professional practice. The DT Program is structures to provide articulation to the Didactic or Coordinated Programs in Dietetics
DT program Goals
- The program will produce graduates to be competent entry-level Dietetic Technicians.
- The program will produce graduates to meet the workforce needs for Dietetic Technicians in the Mahoning Valley and Lorain County areas.
- Graduates will foster life-long learning and professionalism
Program outcomes are available on request. Contact Dr. Jeanine Mincher at jlmincher AT ysu DOT edu for more information.
The Dietetic Technician Program *
Graduates of this program are qualified to work as technicians under the supervision of a registered dietitian in nutrition services departments of hospitals and nursing homes, and are also employable in commercial foodservice systems. Most courses can be applied toward the B.S. in A.S. degree with a major in food and nutrition.
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Becoming a Dietetic Technician, Registered*
Careers in Dietetics (Requires Microsoft PowerPoint)
DTP Student Handbook (2011)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - eatright.org
Lorain County Community College - option is awaiting accreditation by ACEND.
The associate degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Toll Free Phone: 800-877-1600
Additional Phone: 312-899-0040
Dr. Jeanine Mincher, R.D., L.D.
Room: 3046 Cushwa Hall
E-mail: jlmincher AT ysu DOT edu
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