Dietetics Internship Courses (FCS)

FCS 605 - Advanced Food Service Systems (3 hours)
Study of foodservice systems approach to foodservice organizations: analyses of inputs, transformations, and outputs in different foodservice organizations. Prerequisite: admission to Dietetics Internship Certificate program.

FCS 606 - Nutrition and Wellness (3 hours)
Investigates nutrition principles related to the health and wellness throughout diverse groups and community settings. Nutritional interviewing and counseling skills will be developed through interactive role play. Special emphasis is placed on application of nutritional information to solve problems through critical thinking.

FCS 607 - Clinical Dietetics (3 hours)
Designed to provide students with an in-depth review of energy requirements and nutrient metabolism in health and disease; to explore clinical applications and evidence-based practice in various disorders; to apply critical thinking to solve case studies; and to become familiar with current research through literature reviews, group discussions and presentations. Prerequisites: admission to the Dietetics Internship Certificate program.

FCS 640 - Research Methods in FCS (3 hours)
Research Methods in FCS. Concepts, methods, and strategies for research in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include the nature of scientific research, measurement, types of research, validity of research designs, methods of data collection, and strategies for data analysis. Coding, entry, and manipulation of quantitative data including use of SPSS and its syntax will be addressed. Prerequisites: admission to the Dietetics Internship Certificate program.

FCS 688 - Research in Dietetics (0-1 hours)
Designed as a continuation of FCS 640, Research Methods in FCS, individually supervised by a faculty member in FCS. One credit hour. Students will continue to develop the research project and complete and present it. Prerequisites: FCS 640



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