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- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
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- Program Mission
Admission to the Department
Any duly enrolled student admitted to the University is qualified to pursue a degree in Community Nutrition. However, an interest in nutrition, health, wellness, physical activity and capability with science will enhance achievement within this major.
Students interested in the Community Nutrition major are encouraged to formally declare their major as early as possible. This allows the student to be assigned to an advisor within the department who will assist the student with planning coursework since many required courses must be taken in sequence in order to progress through the curriculum in a timely manner.
Each student obtaining a degree in Community Nutrition (CN) will complete a minimum of 180 contact hours of supervised practice within a community or public agency. The purpose of the application and interview process is to be able to evaluate preparation for professional placement and place students in an agency most suited to their career goals. Acceptance of a student into a supervised practice experience is based on review of the application packet, assessment of student readiness, and the availability of voluntary preceptors to provide quality supervised practice experiences.
Students will be placed in supervised practice experience sites during either fall or summer semester of their senior year.
Admission to Supervised Practice
- Minimum of 2.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- No grade lower than a “C” in a required science course or in a professional (N&D) course. A transcript audit may be conducted by the Program Director.
- Completion of N&D 341 and N&D 342 or N&D 345 reflected on transcripts
- Completion of a minimum of 50 hours of service learning prior to application for supervised practice. These must be documented by submission of a Service Learning portfolio with the application.
- Willingness to pay for and submit to a criminal background check and immunizations, as required by regulations.
- Must have reliable transportation to and from work sites, including those away from the agency’s main office
- Completion of an online application and submit a Service Learning portfolio to the Department office in person.
October 20 and March 20 or the next business day
CN application for supervised practice experience checklist:
- Online application
- Cover Letter (submit online)
- Resume (submit online)
- Service Learning Portfolio (turn in to Dept. of Nutrition & Dietetics main office)
- Submit one copy in a binder or folder
- For guidance on assembling a portfolio please refer to the “Service Learning” section of the Nutrition & Dietetics Department website
- This portfolio will be returned to the applicant after the review process is complete
Online Application Materials
Cover Letter Instructions
Cover letter must be professionally written (seek assistance from the UND Writing Center or Career Services) and include the following:
- Include a brief personal biography: tell us about yourself, your interests, hobbies and how you came to your decision to major in Community Nutrition
- Area(s) of community nutrition that is/are the most interesting to you for a future profession.
- General description of learning goals you hope to accomplish in your supervised practice experience
Limit resume to a maximum of two pages (seek assistance from UND Career Services). Include at least the following:
- Employment history while in college
- Student activities
- Leadership roles
- Membership in related organizations
Service Learning Portfolio
For each service learning experience completed, include the time log with a supervisor’s initial to verify participation. In addition, the following information is strongly encouraged:
- List one important lesson learned from each experience
- List one skill acquired from each experience
- Brief statement how this experience contributes to your professional development
Timeline for the Application Submission and Interview Process
- At the beginning of each semester, an email notice communicating the deadline to submit an application for Community Nutrition supervised practice experience will be sent.
- Students will submit their online application and deliver their portfolio to the Department of N&D office by the deadline.
- After the deadline:
- Applicants will be contacted by email to schedule an interview.
- Once the interviews are complete, the committee recommends student placements based on meeting the admission criteria, faculty assessment of suitability of each student to the agency’s mission, and the availability of an adequate number of quality supervised practice sites for the number of students requesting an experience.
- The applicant will be notified of their placement, which includes instructions for the student to make arrangements with their assigned preceptor.