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Dietetic Technician

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program, 60 semester credit hours
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full program is offered at: Southeast Campus


Special Admission

Program Details

Role of Dietetic Technicians & Nutritionists

Dietetics professionals advise people on what to eat in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle or to achieve specific health-related goals.

Dietetic technicians and nutritionists are trained in food and nutrition. They plan menus and choose appropriate foods for people with special nutritional needs. They are an important part of health-care and foodservice management teams.

How to Become a Dietary Technician, Registered (DTR)

Find out the educational and professional requirements by visiting Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR), or Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR).

Take the national board examination

After you graduate from our Dietetic Technician Program and meet all verification requirements, you will be eligible to sit for the national DTR credentialing examination, which is administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Those who pass the exam and maintain continuing education requirements may use the title Dietetic Technician, Registered or DTR, which is recognized throughout the United States.


Our program is the only accredited dietetic technician program in Texas.

Accredited by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

  • Address:
    120 South Riverside Plaza
    Suite 2190
    Chicago, IL 60606-6995
  • Telephone: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400
  • Website: ACEND



Southeast Campus

Christina Liew-Newville, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietetics Program Coordinator & Dietetic Technician Program Director

Denise Blevins, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietary Manager Program Coordinator

Lynda Arnold, M.S., Academic Advisor


Updated May 14, 2020