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Course Description

Nutrition and Food Science - NFS 490

Clinical Nutrition Internship (2-10) 2 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This internship course gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in Clinical Nutrition and Exploring Specialized Diets. Students will intern a minimum of 50 hours with a registered dietitian. They will have the opportunity to assess and document nutrition-related information, implement physician's dietary orders and review the effectiveness of the nutrition plan. In addition, students will work within a larger group of medical professionals to develop skills in communicating appropriate client information.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • NFS 480 and Departmental approval.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Document nutritional information in medical records.
  • Interview patients/clients/caregivers for nutrition-related information.
  • Implement diet plans or menus using appropriate modifications.
  • Implement physicians' dietary orders.
  • Apply standard nutrition care procedures.
  • Review the effectiveness of a nutrition plan.
  • Represent a department at external meetings.
  • Communicate client information to other health professionals.
  • Participate in client care conferences and case presentations.
  • Participate in regulatory agency surveys.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.