Offered at Ottumwa Campus
The Nutrition and Dietary Management program is a six-term program that begins in the Fall term. The program is offered in an online format with traditional clinical settings. Graduates are prepared to function as allied health professionals under the direction of a registered dietitian and in institutional food service operations in hospitals, long term care facilities or school districts. Certified Dietary Managers are responsible for daily operations within institutional food service departments, in addition to working with dietitians to implement nutrition care plans and monitor medical nutrition therapy. Upon successful completion of the Nutrition and Dietary Management program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree and are eligible to take the Certified Dietary Manager credentialing exam.
To apply for the Nutrition and Dietary Management program, prospective students must complete an IHCC application, submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take the ACCUPLACER or ACT. The ACCUPLACER test can be scheduled by calling (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142.
Criminal background and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to the field experience course.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply basic knowledge, principles, and concepts, in order to/and perform as a competent, entry-level Certified Dietary Manager and an assistant to NDTRS & RDNs in the community.
- Apply critical/analytical thinking, interpretive, and problem solving skills as appropriate for a Certified Dietary Manager and an assistant to NDTRS & RDNs in the community.
- Utilize effective and appropriate communication.
- Maintain professional, legal, and ethical standards of practice.
- Develop an appreciation and awareness for professional growth and lifelong learning.
- Provide the area healthcare communities with graduates possessing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to function as a competent and an assistant to NDTRS & RDNs in the community.
Program Total: 66 Credits