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DIT 2240 Motivational Interviewing, Nutrition Counseling & Communication

Integrated approach to the theory, techniques, skills, and values of Motivational interviewing, nutrition-focused interviewing and counseling. Practice through written assignments, self study, classroom exercises, and role-playing. Explore teaching methods/materials to maximize educator effectiveness while accommodating different learning styles and diverse audiences. Evaluation of learning is included. Use of media/education resources and equipment materials addressed. Research design methods are introduced and analyzed. Service Learning projects are incorporated into course activities.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Identify various research methods and analyze for potential research biases.
  • Create a teaching plan utilizing the seven key steps of effective learning.
  • Identify theories associated with learning and methods of motivating clients.
  • Utilizing effective planning, communication and interviewing techniques, conduct a teaching session to a targeted population.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3