NUTR 501 Nutrition Supervised Practice I

This is the first of the four required supervised practice courses. Students will be placed in one of the following rotations:  community, foodservice management, specialty/outpatient, or inpatient. Students will be required to meet specific ACEND competencies aligned with each rotation. (2 hours)

NUTR 502 Nutrition Seminar I

This seminar will review the role of the community dietitian and nutrition needs during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and throughout the lifecycle. Students will explore and practice advanced motivational interviewing techniques and other treatment modalities. Students will improve communication skills through oral presentations and professional writing. (3 hours)

NUTR 503 Nutrition Supervised Practice II

This is the second of the four required supervised practice courses. Students will be placed in one of the following rotations:  community, foodservice management, specialty/outpatient, or inpatient. Students will be required to meet specific ACEND competencies aligned with each rotation. (2 hours)

NUTR 504 Nutrition Seminar II

This course will examine medical nutrition therapy guidelines for various chronic diseases. Students will be required to utilize the nutrition care process, evidence analysis library, and nutrition care manual. Students will apply their previous medical nutrition therapy knowledge at an advanced level, while developing both their oral and written communication skills. Weekly CDR-style medical nutrition therapy quizzes are a fundamental part of this course, intended to increase student breadth of knowledge and improve critical thinking skills. (3 hours)

NUTR 505 Nutrition Supervised Practice III

This is the third of the four required supervised practice courses. Students will be placed in one of the following rotations:  community, foodservice management, specialty/outpatient, or inpatient.  Students will be required to meet specific ACEND competencies aligned with each rotation. (2 hours)

NUTR 506 Nutrition Seminar III

Students will successfully develop a Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) and gain a better understanding of public policy initiates through completion of an advanced Legislative Action Project. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the Code of Ethics, organizational theories, foodservice management protocols, and sustainability practices. (3 hours)

NUTR 507 Nutrition Supervised Practice IV

This is the fourth of the four required supervised practice courses. Students will be placed in one of the following rotations:  community, foodservice management, specialty/outpatient, or inpatient. Students will be required to meet specific ACEND competencies aligned with each rotation. (2 hours)

NUTR 508 Nutrition Seminar IV

This course is designed to cover fundamentals of research design. An essential component of this course is the successful completion of the Research Methods Project, which incorporates proper research design, methodology, analysis, writing style, and writing format utilized in nutrition research journals. Students will also participate in review and application activities for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. (3 hours)

NUTR 509 Advanced Clinical Nutrition

This course will examine the role of nutrition in human metabolism and physiology with primary consideration of regulatory mechanisms; relationships appraised in both health and disease; emphasis on current research. An expanded study of nutritional needs in advanced disease states will be included. (3 hours)