The Dietetics program is a well developed outcome based curriculum which emphasizes the integration of professional training and skills in areas of clinical nutrition, institutional food service management and community nutrition. The 4-year program (139 credits) includes 46 weeks of Dietetics Professional Practice is designed to develop the competencies required of an entry level dietitian by providing practical learning experience in various practice-based settings.
Students combine theory learnt in classroom with supervised practical experiences in hospitals, government agencies, food service outlets, long-term care and wellness centers. The graduates of this program will be able to work as competent dietitians and meet the market demands toward the development of a healthy and productive nation for the new millennium.
To provide a comprehensive education in the concepts of basic sciences, social science, behavioral science, food and nutrition.
CAREER & INTERNSHIP
Job opportunities for dietitians include positions in a variety of different areas: health care agencies or institutions, community organizations, businesses, food industry, education, research, media and freelance work. The Clinical Dietitian is the health care team member responsible for the nutritional care of individuals who need special diet as part of their medical treatment. Management Dietitians direct quality food delivery systems in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other group feeding establishments. A Community Dietitian works on the public health management team or in a specialized service programs for people with disability and special needs, patients on rehabilitation program, home nutrition support and populations at greatest nutritional risk.
Private Practice and Consultant Dietitians address health promotion through seminars, articles and newspapers and magazines and dietary counseling of individuals and groups. The Business Dietitian works as a professional resource for corporations in product development, food styling and menu design. In future, the demand for dietetic professionals will continue to be strong nationally and internationally.
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