Thursday, February 21, 2019

New Facilities and Name for University Dietetic Technology Program

This fall, Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City’s (OSU-OKC) Dietetic Technology Program will get a different name and new facilities. The program will become Nutritional Sciences and move into OSU-OKC’s state-of-the-art Allied Health Building, complete with a new food prep kitchen laboratory and high-tech simulation lab.

The Nutritional Sciences program prepares graduates for the national registration exam to become a registered nutrition and dietetic technician. Graduates work in a variety of healthcare and community wellness settings, including hospitals, cancer centers, community nutrition programs, schools, long-term care facilities and wellness centers.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of dietetic technicians to increase faster than average through 2016 due to a growing aging population. OSU-OKC offers the only associate-degree dietetics program in Oklahoma. Graduates are fully prepared to transfer to a four-year university to earn a degree to become a registered dietitian or begin working in their field.

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