Dietetics Internship Courses (FCS)
FCS 507 - Nutrition Counseling and Assessment
This course will focus on motivational interviewing techniques. Nutritional assessment will be centered around the nutrition care process including the assessment of nutritional status by anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary methods with an emphasis on nutrition focused physical examinations. Prerequisite: B or better in FCS 202 or 303; dietetics major or consent of instructor
FCS 508 - Advanced Food Service Management
Advanced application of theories, principles, and functions of management to a food service system operation. Emphasis on advanced qualitative and quantitative evaluation of food service systems operations. Prerequisite: Admission to Dietetic Internship Certificate program
FCS 510 - Topics in Global Wellness
Designed to provide global cultural experiences that focus on nutrition and wellness. Emphasis is placed on the health and wellness systems of different cultures, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
FCS 514 - Food Security and Food Systems
Causes and consequences of food insecurity on the health and well-being of individuals and families, as well as the nutritional and political implications these may pose in the local, national and global food systems. Prerequisite: FCS 202 or 303; dietetics major or consent of instructor
FCS 601 - Community Nutrition Intervention
This course aims to give students the skills to design and evaluate an evidence-based nutrition intervention program. Students will learn about behavior change theory, conducting a needs assessment, designing a program including intervention strategies, and evaluating a program's effectiveness. Prerequisite: Admission to the DI-MS program.
FCS 606 - Nutrition and Wellness
Investigates nutrition principles related to health and wellness throughout diverse groups and community settings. Special emphasis is placed on application of nutritional information to solve problems through critical thinking. Prerequisite: Enrollment into DI-MS program or consent of program director.
FCS 609 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
Designed to equip students with increased understanding of the role of nutrition in various clinical conditions. Students explore clinical applications and evidence-based practice in various disorders. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the DI-MS program or consent of program director
FCS 612 - Cultural Influences in Food and Nutrition
This course explores the cultural influence of food and nutrition with particular attention to the impact that food patterns have on nutritional status and health. Prerequisite: Enrollment in DI-MS program or consent of program director
FCS 641 - Research Methods in Nutrition Wellness
Introduction to concepts, methods, and strategies for research in nutrition and dietetics. Topics include article database search, literature review, the nature of scientific research, research idea conceptualization, formulation of hypotheses and research questions, research proposals, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the DI-MS program or consent of program director.
FCS 698 - Supervised Practice
Accreditation standards require that students enrolled in dietetic internship programs receive at least 1200 hours of supervised practice. Students will work directly with approved preceptors in clinical, community, food service, and wellness settings. The dietetic internship director will be responsible for aligning appropriate accreditation competencies to the supervised practice experiences. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the DI-MS program
FCS 699 - Thesis Research
Design and conduct a nutrition/wellness themed-research project. May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the DI-MS program or consent of program director; FCS 641