HNSC 7202X Fieldwork in Dietetic Practice I

500 hours fieldwork; 3 credits

Supervised experience in medical nutritional therapy, food systems management, public health and community wellness and independent practice. The supervised practice takes place at specifically approved sites throughout the New York metropolitan area and fulfills the core competencies that have been established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Interns will engage in activities that include the application and provision of nutrition assessment, planning and implementation of nutritional care plans for diverse populations, counseling to individuals and groups, nutrition education, management functions and food systems analysis.

Prerequisite: Completion of 21 graduate credits in the MS Nutrition program or 24 credits in MA Community Health (Foods and Health Equity) program and acceptance into the Department's Dietetic Internship. Corequisite: Health and Nutrition Sciences 7200X.

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