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Course Title
Medical Nutrition Thearapy


Content includes the basics of nutrition: food preferences and customs, dietary guidelines, digestion, nutrient needs throughout the life cycle, medical nutrition therapy; nutrition assessment/screening, implementing diet orders and care plans. 64 hours classroom, 50 hours (clinical) preceptor. Hours must be completed by the last day of class. 


The student will be prepared to take the national certification exam to begin their  career as Dietary Manager/ Food Service Manager.



 Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals Orientation 


Chapter 1: Translate Nutrition Science into Food Intake
Chapter 2: The Building Blocks of Nutrition
Chapter 3: Digestion, Absorption and the Utilization of Nutrients
Chapter 4: Describe the Process of Digestion
Chapter 5: Overview of Body Systems and Medical Nutrition Therapy Interventions
Chapter 6: Fundamentals of Medical Nutrition Therapy for the CDM
Chapter 7: Obtain Routine Nutrition Screening Data
Chapter 8: Interview for Nutrition-Related Information
Chapter 9: Document Nutrition Information in Medical Record
Chapter 10: Identify Nutrition Problems and Client Rights
Chapter 11: Modify Diet Plans
Chapter 12: Implement Physician’s Dietary Orders 13
Chapter 13: Apply Standard Nutrition Care
Chapter 14: Review Effectiveness of Nutrition Care and Manage Professional Communication
Chapter 15: Manage Selective Menus, Nourishment, and Supplemental Feeding Communications
Chapter 16: Provide Nutrition Education
Chapter 17: Participate in Regulatory Agency Surveys


Permission required to enter program


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Method of Instruction

Lecture, PowerPoint, Blackboard, field trip, class participation 


Exam:  yes

Class Participation:  yes

Demonstration of Skills:  yes