NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
DIT 221 - THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION (4 CR.)

Course Description

 Applies nutrition principles to the treatment of persons with special dietary needs. Lecture 4 hours per week.

General Course Purpose

Prepares the student to apply the principles of nutrition to persons in a hospital, nursing home or other health care setting who require a modified diet for the treatment or prevention of disease. Course emphasizes the effect of illness upon behavior and food acceptance and the need for individualized diets to meet nutritional and therapeutic requirements.

Course Prerequisites/Co-requisites

Prerequisites for this course are DIT 121 - "Nutrition I", DIT 122 - "Nutrition II" or approval of instructor.

Course Obejectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: