Dietetics (DTC)

DTC-101  Orientation to Dietetics  (1 credits)  

This seminar course will introduce the student to the educational and professional requirements within the field of dietetics. Students will be introduced to and understand the dietetics program curriculum standards and opportunities for personal and professional development within the college and community. An overview of the evolution of the field as well as current and future trends of dietetics will be provided. The course will explore career opportunities, career planning and professional roles and responsibilities of the registered dietitian. Students will be introduced to and understand the governance of dietetics practice including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Code of Ethics and the Standards of Professional Performance. This course is one hour per week.

DTC-105  Introduction to Culinary Skills  (3 credits)  

This introductory course provides hands-on instruction in the dietetics lab (kitchen) on food preparation and culinary techniques. The course is designed for students of all majors who would like to enhance their food preparation skills. Food selection and preparation will focus on healthy food choices. An introduction to basic nutrition will be provided with a concentration on the public health effect of poor nutrition choices. Open to all students.

DTC-205  Food Science  (3 credits)  

This is a fundamental course in the basic principles of food preparation. Emphasis is on food chemistry, the function of ingredients and food preparation skills. The course consists of two lecture hours and two lab hours. Open to all students.

DTC-210  Food and Culture  (2 credits)  

This two-credit course will introduce the student to the study of the social, cultural, and psychological factors which influence food selection. Cultural eating patterns and nutrition-related health problems of various ethnic and racial groups will be explored. An introduction to basic food preparation and culinary techniques will be used to further investigate food choices of various cultures. An emphasis will be placed on the strong influence of culture on food attitudes and behaviors which affects the counseling strategy of the health care professional. The effect of globalization on food selection and health will be studied. Assignments address current research regarding food and culture and encourage the student to explore nutrition practices of culturally diverse clients. This course consists of one lecture hour and two lab hours. Open to all majors; required course for dietetics majors.

DTC-306  Principles of Nutrition  (3 credits)  

The course will introduce the student to nutrition science and public health issues related to nutrition. The fundamentals of carbohydrates, protein, lipids, vitamins, minerals and metabolism will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on diet planning and analysis, energy balance and the role of diet and physical activity in a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention. Highlights of current topics in nutrition, such as eating disorders, vegetarian lifestyles, and fad diets will also be addressed. Open to all students

Prerequisite(s): Take BIO-108 CHE-102

DTC-319  Nutritional Biochemistry  (3 credits)  

This advanced course provides an in-depth study and discussion of the biochemistry and physiology of macronutrients and micronutrients. Applied topics, including regulation of metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, and energy balance/body composition, are presented and explained in terms of related biochemistry and physiology. This course consists of three lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Take BIO-303 BIO-108 DTC-306

DTC-327  Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle  (3 credits)  

This three-credit course will examine nutritional needs and issues throughout the life span with special emphasis on preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and aging. Normal nutrition topics and nutrition-related conditions and interventions will be studied for each stage of the life cycle. Nutrient needs and recommendations will be addressed as well as age-related physiological changes. Specific attention will be given to current public health issues and model public food and nutrition programs. Current evidence-based practice recommendations will be covered with use of position papers by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Academy of Pediatrics. This course consists of three lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Take (DTC-306) or (NTR-325)

DTC-328  Nutrition for Fitness & Athletic Performance  (2 credits)  

This two-credit course will introduce the student to the integrated science of nutrition and exercise physiology. The course will explore macro- and micronutrient needs as related to energy demands, cellular function, and growth, maintenance, and repair. Students will explore how optimal nutrition is essential for optimal performance. The course will focus on scientifically sound, evidence-based practice and examine sources of unsound sport nutrition recommendations. Assignments will allow students to gain a greater understanding of the energy requirements of exercise as well as the barriers to increased physical activity. This course consists of two lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Take (DTC-306) or (NTR-325)

DTC-389  Special Topics  (3.00000 credits)  

DTC-409  Food Service Management I  (2 credits)  

This course provides an introduction to the structure and function of a food service department. Food service subsystems are discussed from an organizational and leadership perspective. This course will introduce the following operational areas: menu planning; procurement including purchasing; receiving and storage; food production and service. As needed, discussion will include food safety, sanitation and the management of human resources related to these topics. This course consists of two lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Take MGT-305 DTC-205
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-409L

DTC-409L  Quantity Food Preparation Lab  (2 credits)  

This course provides the application of the concepts and principles of quantity food preparation and service including planning and coordinating food production, recipe standardization and modification, and the application of food safety principles. Students develop the technical skills required for the preparation and service of meals to large groups, including cooking methods and terms and evaluating food for quality for the various recipe categories, including, but not limited to sauces, vegetables, meats, cheese, eggs and baked goods. Students are introduced to the use and maintenance of institutional food service equipment. This course consists of one lecture and two lab hours. Open to dietetics majors only.

Corequisite(s): Take DTC-409

DTC-410  Food Service Management II  (3 credits)  

This course studies food service subsystems from an organizational and leadership perspective. This course will introduce the following operational areas: principles of financial control of food and labor, techniques for analyzing and managing costs, development of a business plan executive summary, and management of human resources including personnel recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and labor relations This course will introduce information on kitchen layout and design, sanitation, security, safety, infection control and emergency preparedness applicable to food service operations. This course consists of three lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-409 DTC-409L
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-410SP

DTC-410SP  Food Service Management Supervised Practice  (1 credits)  

This course provides practice in food service management including: food service subsystems (purchasing, receiving and inventory control, production and service), marketing, quality management, financial control, human resources (personnel and labor issues), and facility layout and design. Students develop management skills through projects and/or field experiences, case studies, computer applications, and as required, quantity food preparation experiences. Students will be introduced to the behaviors, traits and skills that characterize effective leaders and learn to apply these traits in various personnel and food service management scenarios. This course consists of three supervised practice hours weekly. Open to dietetics majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-409 DTC-409L
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-410

DTC-418  Introduction to Professional Practice  (1 credits)  

This is the first course in the Coordinated Program (CP). It provides an introduction to dietetic practice, including standards that guide practice and professional performance, nutrition care process, medical terminology, and quality standards governing patient care in hospitals. Introductory didactic knowledge is presented, which prepares the student for development of clinical knowledge and skills in subsequent clinical courses. This course consists of one lecture hour. Open to dietetics majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-319

DTC-420  Introduction to Nutrition Care  (3 credits)  

This course is an introduction to the professional practice of dietetics. Using the nutrition care process as a framework, students learn how to provide nutrition services to patients, including assessing, writing nutrition diagnoses, developing appropriate interventions, and monitoring response to care. This course consists of three lecture hours. Open to dietetics majors in CP only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-418
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-420SP

DTC-420SP  Intro to Nutrition Supervised Practice  (1 credits)  

This course is an introduction to the professional practice of dietetics. Using the nutrition care process as a framework, students provide nutrition services to patients, including assessing, writing nutrition diagnoses, developing appropriate interventions, and monitoring response to care. This course consists of twelve supervised practice hours per week. Open to dietetics majors in CP only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-418
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-420

DTC-425  Diet Therapy  (2 credits)  

This course examines nutrition and diet therapy, including nutrition assessment, the physiological and biochemical bases of nutrition care, therapeutic diets, medications and herbal supplements. Topics include nutrition intervention for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, eating disorders, GI diseases and promoting healthy eating. The emphasis of this course is the practical application of subject matter in the clinical setting.

Prerequisite(s): Take (DTC-306) or (NTR-325)

DTC-426  Nutrition Education & Counseling Methods  (3 credits)  

This course presents the development, use, and evaluation of methods and materials for teaching nutrition to different audiences. Emphasis is given to both group and individual instruction in school, community, worksite, employee, and patient education settings. Communication skills essential for professional practice will include patient counseling, lesson plan development, evaluation and publication of educational materials, public speaking, and the use of assessment tools to document learning. This course consists of three lecture hours. Open to dietetics students only.

DTC-511  Medical Nutrition Therapy I  (2 credits)  

The study of the biochemical and physiological basis for nutrition care in treating disease, including malnutrition, anemia, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Theory and practice in nutritional assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring is provided. This is the first semester of a two-semester course. This course consists of two lecture hours. Open to dietetics students in CP only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-420 DTC-420SP
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-511SP

DTC-511SP  Medical Nutrition Therapy I Supervised Practice  (3 credits)  

The clinical application of the biochemical and physiological basis for nutrition care for those with nutrition-related diagnoses and conditions discussed in DTC 511, including malnutrition, anemia, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Practice in nutritional assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring is provided. This course consists of nine supervised practice hours weekly. Open to dietetics majors in CP only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-420 DTC-420SP
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-511

DTC-512  Medical Nutrition Therapy II  (2 credits)  

The study of the biochemical and physiological basis for nutrition care in treating disease, including GI disorders, hepatic disorders, cancer, AIDS, renal disease, and nutrition support. Theory and practice in nutritional assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring is provided. This is the second semester of a two-semester course. This course consists of two lecture hours. Open to dietetics majors in CP only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-511 DTC-511SP
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-512SP

DTC-512SP  Medical Nutrition Therapy II Supervised Practice  (3 credits)  

The clinical application of the biochemical and physiological basis for nutrition care for those with nutrition-related diagnoses and conditions discussed in DTC 512, including GI disorders, hepatic disorders, cancer, HIV, renal disease, and nutrition support. Practice in nutritional assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring is provided. This course consists of nine supervised practice hours weekly. Open to dietetics majors in CP only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-511 DTC-511SP
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-512

DTC-521  WIP Community Nutrition  (3 credits)  

The course offers a study of community nutrition needs and problems. The goals, organization, and history of selected government and private programs are investigated. This course is designated as a writing-intensive course and meets the college requirement as a WIP course. This course consists of three lecture hours. Open to dietetics majors only.

Course Types: Writing Intensive
Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-420
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-521SP

DTC-521SP  Community Nutrition Supervised Practice I  (2 credits)  

This course provides supervised practice in community nutrition at area agencies, organizations, and programs. Students receive experiences in food insecurity/food assistance, maternal and child health, elderly nutrition, and adult nutrition. This course consists of six supervised practice hours per week. Open to dietetics majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-420 DTC-420SP
Corequisite(s): Take DTC-521

DTC-522SP  Community Nutrition Supervised Practice II  (1 credits)  

Students develop, implement, and evaluate a community nutrition intervention in this course. This includes completing a community needs assessment, identifying a target population, designing the program to be delivered, conducting the program, and collecting and assessing data on appropriate indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. This course consists of three supervised practice hours weekly. Open to dietetics majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-521SP

DTC-524  The Nutrition Entrepreneur  (3 credits)  

This course applies business principles and entrepreneurship to the nutrition profession. Students learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition intervention programs. In addition, the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to establish and maintain a private practice are presented. This course consists of three lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Take MGT-305 DTC-426 DTC-521

DTC-600  Nutrition Theory & Practice  (3 credits)  

The major theories that guide nutrition research and practice are presented and applied in this course. The scientific basis of nutrition research and practice are discussed, including evidence-based practice, clinical practice guidelines, the Nutrition Care Process and Model, and the theories and conceptual frameworks that guide research and practice. The interrelationship of theory, research, and practice is a major focus of this course. This course consists of three lecture hours. Open to dietetics majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Take MAT-123

DTC-601  Research Methods in Dietetics  (3 credits)  

This course reviews dietetic and nutrition research methods, general research designs (both qualitative and quantitative), evaluation and assessment methods, application of statistical analysis in nutrition, and the presentation of research data. The course focuses on guiding the dietetic student in becoming a consumer and producer of nutrition-related research. This course consists of three lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-600 DTC-420

DTC-610  Dietetics Research Seminar  (3 credits)  

This course involves discussion of current research in the profession. Students will identify and delineate a research problem and develop a thesis proposal. This course consists of three lecture hours. Requisites: Take DTC 601 - Must be completed prior to taking this course. Open to dietetics majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-601 Must be completed prior to taking this course

DTC-622  Professional Seminar  (2 credits)  

This two-credit course provides the B.S./M.S. students the opportunity to practically apply their knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietetics and gain hands-on practice with the credentialing examination for the dietetics profession. This course consists of two lecture hours. Open to 5th year dietetics majors in CP only.

DTC-631  Advanced Nutrition Practice I  (8 credits)  

This course is the first part of a two-course sequence. In conjunction with DTC 632 (Advanced Nutrition Practice II), this course provides advanced supervised practice experiences in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service management at area hospitals, long term care facilities, food service establishments, community settings, and special rotation facilities. This course consists of 24 supervised practice hours weekly. Open to dietetics majors in CP only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-512 DTC-512SP

DTC-632  Advanced Nutrition Practice II  (8 credits)  

This course is the second part of a two-course sequence. In conjunction with DTC 631 (Advanced Nutrition Practice I), this course provides advanced supervised practice experiences in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service management at area hospitals, long term care facilities, food service establishments, community settings, and special rotation facilities. This course consists of 24 supervised practice hours weekly. Open to dietetics majors in CP only.

Prerequisite(s): Take DTC-631

DTC-689  Special Topics  (3 credits)