Associate Degree Course Sequence
BIO123 Principles of Human Structure and Function (lab)
COM121 Effective Speaking
Art & Humanities Elective
NTR121 Basic Medical Nutrition
DTR121 Food Science Principles
MTH125 College Algebra
ENG124 College Composition
DTR122 Life Cycle Nutrition
DTR123 Applied Nutrition
DTR221 Medical Nutrition Therapy
DTR223 Nutrition/MNT Directed Practice
ENG221 Technical Report Writing
PSY121 General Psychology
SOC225 Cultural Diversity
DTR224 Cultural Nutrition
DTR225 Community Nutrition
DTR226 Community Nutrition Directed Practice
DTR227 Foodservice Operations I
DTR228 Dietary Systems
BIO221 Principles of Microbiology (lab)
DTR229 Professional Dietetics
DTR230 Foodservice Operations II
DTR231 Foodservice Directed Practice
TOTAL CREDITS 73
Dietetic technicians (DTRs) are registered professionals in the food and nutrition area working independently or as part of a team under the supervision of a registered dietitian.
As a DTR you may, under the supervision of a registered dietician,
In food service management, the DTR may
Pathway to the DTR
To become a registered dietetic technician you’ll need to graduate with at least a two-year associate’s degree that includes both lecture and hands-on experiences (450 hours minimum) in required areas of competency.
After graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the national computer-based registration exam for dietetic technicians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (see www.cdrnet.org). Fifty hours of continuing professional educational requirements is required every five years.
DTRs can work in
Average salary and job outlook
In Ohio, the average annual wage for dietetic technicians is $36, 670, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The job market for dietetic technicians is expected to grow at an average pace, thanks to an increased emphasis on disease prevention, a growing and aging population, and public interest in nutrition. Faster-than-normal growth is anticipated in nursing homes, residential care facilities and physician clinics.