Master's Degree - Dietetics

Course Information
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

Course Description
In this course, students learn about the role of diet in disease including diet as a factor related to prevention of disease or illness, diet as an etiologic agent in illness, and diet as a treatment for disease. The course focuses on medical nutrition therapy, which is the use of specific nutrition services to treat an illness, injury, or condition and involves two phases: 1) assessment and 2) treatment, which includes diet therapy, counseling and/or the use of specialized nutrition supplements.

Gena Wollenberg
Office: 405-744-6954

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


The ASPEN Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum
Charles M. Mueller, PhD, RDN, CDN
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: 978-1-889622-31-6
Publisher: Aspen

Krause and Mahan's Food and the Nutrition Care Process
Janice Raymond
Edition: 15th
ISBN: 978-0-323-63655-1
Publisher: Saunders

Mosby's Drug Reference for Health Professions
Edition: 6th
ISBN: 978-0-323-32069-6
Publisher: Elsevier

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (OPTIONAL)
Donald Venes
Edition: 24th
ISBN: 978-1-71964-285-9
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company

Abridged Nutrition Care Process Reference Terminology (NCPT) Manual : Standardized Terminology for the Nutrition Care Process (OPTIONAL)
Academy of Nutrition
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 978-0-88091-969-2
Publisher: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics;

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference (optional)
Kathleen Deska Pagana; Timothy J. Pagana MD FACS
Edition: 15th
ISBN: 978-0-323-67519-2
Publisher: Mosby

The Essential Pocket Guide for Clinical Nutrition
Mary Width and Tonia Reinhard
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: 978-1-284-19783-9
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Learning

Course Access
Approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive preliminary course information from the Oklahoma State campus coordinator listed below. One week prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive an email with their login name and password. OSU's online courses are facilitated by Canvas.
Brianna Cooper-Kordinak for Agricultural Education, Animal Science, and Grassland Management. 
Rae Ann Montgomery for Dietetics, Early Care & Education, Family & Community Services, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Financial Planning, Gerontology, and Merchandising. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Hannah Adame's headshotAs a full-time high school Ag teacher, FFA Advisor, and two-sport coach, I excelled in the flexibility and structure of the Great Plains IDEA program. This program has allowed me to balance my school workload with my profession and responsibilities at the school. I have also benefited from the ability to apply what I am learning to my classroom and have shared my teaching experiences with classmates to create an integrated, immersive learning experience for others and myself.

– – Hannah Adame, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Graduate,
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