- Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program, 60 semester credit hours
- Job opportunities: Careers
- Full program is offered at: Southeast Campus
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)
120 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
- Telephone: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400
- Website: ACEND
Christina Liew-Newville, M.S., R.D., L.D., Dietetics Program Coordinator & Dietetic
Technician Program Director
Margaret Hearn, R.D., L.D., Dietary Manager Program Coordinator
Lynda Arnold, M.S., Academic Advisor
Updated April 15, 2019