Course Detail
Course Components:
This course is designed to offer the graduate dietetic student opportunities to develop a variety of counseling/communication skills that will be sufficient to enter into pre-professional practice. We will apply concepts of health behavior change theories as they relate to nutrition and lifestyle choices in health promotion and disease prevention. Among other things, we will address the role of nutrition therapists and understand the criteria for choosing the role that best fits each client at each stage of work. We will focus on how to promote a professional relationship with clients, and how nutrition counseling fits in with other health professional roles. We will also explore the governance of dietetics practice as it relates to the principles of Medical Nutrition Therapy and the practice of the nutrition care process to enhance the development of effective counseling skills.