Dietetics (DIT) at Rappahannock Community College


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DIT 121 - Nutrition I
Studies food composition, dietary guidelines, and nutrients essential to healthy human life. Analyzes nutrient function and metabolism.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
DIT 122 - Nutrition II
Applies the principles from DIT 121 to the life cycle. Includes current topics such as fad diets, preventive nutrition, weight control, and exercise.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
DIT 125 - Current Concepts in Diet and Nutrition
Studies the importance of diet to health and well-being in daily life. Addresses current controversies over food practices and information, food facts and fiction, fad diets, vegetarianism, diet and heart disease, and sound guidelines for maintaining good health with wise food choices. Applies computer technology for nutritional analysis. Intended especially for the non-dietetic major.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
DIT 221 - Medical Nutrition Therapy
Applies nutrition principles to the treatment of persons with special dietary needs.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
DIT 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits