Professional Issues in Nutrition and Health Careers (1) Introduction to nutrition career decisions in context with current public health policy, industry, professional and consumer trends.
NUTR 370 Professional Issues in Nutrition and Health Careers (1)
This course provides students with an introduction to current issues in public health, the health care industry, professional practice and consumer trends that impact nutrition and health careers. Students explore their personal goals and practice problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to formulate career decisions and identify the stages and procedures to apply for employment, the dietetic internship, graduate or professional school. Students will reflect on their own goals and explore alternatives by completing an extensive self assessment. Guest speakers will address the process of applying to graduate schools and dietetic internships. Students will participate in activities during class to explore current topics in public health and issues related to improving access, quality of care and affordability in health care. Ethics scenarios will be presented and discussed that are relevant to nutrition and other health care practitioners.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.