Dietetic Technology Program (DTP) Students get hands on experience in class and practicum/supervised practice. Student’s practicum experiences include the major areas of dietetics practice:
Medical Nutrition Therapy, with the RD, in hospitals and nursing homes; Geriatric Nutrition, in skilled nursing and assisted living, with the RD and DTR; in Community Nutrition, with Public Health RD, DTR, and Public Health Professionals at Senior Centers, Fitness Centers, OSU Extension,and Food Service Management, gaining skills in operations and food delivery.
DTP Students perform nutrition education and training for student groups, employees, practicum sites and in our Community, gaining expertise in teaching best practices in nutrition.
Students are also encouraged to gain and maintain professional credentials by joining the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as students. Students also attend the Greater Cleveland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meetings.