Dietetic Technology Program Becomes Nutrition and Dietetics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -  Nutrition and Dietetics is the new name for Trocaire College’s former Dietetic Technology program.  A new name, yet the same commitment to preparing students for careers in nutrition. 

The process was initiated by Program Director Kathy Border and Instructor Niki Klem and was recently approved and registered with the New York State Department of Education.

“The Nutrition and Dietetics program first began accepting students in the fall of 2010 and we have found that students and graduates want to use their degree to build careers beyond the traditional role of Dietetic Technician,” said Program Director Kathy Border.  “By adding nutrition to the title, we communicate our capacity for translating nutrition science into healthier lifestyles for everyone.  Keeping dietetics supports our history as a food and science-based profession.  The new title quickly and accurately communicates our identity – who we are and what we do, which is key for program awareness to prospective students and the community,” noted Border.

The program’s mission and focus will not change and graduates of the Nutrition and Dietetics program will still be eligible to write the Registration Examination for Dietetic Technicians.

This is an exciting time to study nutrition.  As a nutrition professional you could work in a variety of settings in clinical or community nutrition care or food service management.  Transfer opportunities to a four-year college/university are available after obtaining your associate degree in nutrition and dietetics.

More information about the Nutrition and Dietetics program can be found at www.trocaire.edu/diet or by calling Program Director Kathy Border at 716.827.2519.

Trocaire College, founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy of Buffalo, is a private college offering associate and baccalaureate degrees as well as certificate programs in healthcare, hospitality and technology.  Trocaire’s main campus in Buffalo is the hub for healthcare majors while the Russell J. Salvatore School of Hospitality & Business location on Transit Road in Williamsville offers courses in hospitality, nutrition and dietetics, human resource management, computer networking and Trocaire’s newest program in Healthcare Informatics.

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