Dietetics Internship Courses (FCS)

FCS 508 - Advanced Food Service Management (3 hours)
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 585 - Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences (1-6 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing, and consent of instructor.

FCS 586 - Directed Studies in Family and Consumer Sciences (1-6 hours)
Directed studies in family and consumer sciences through selected readings and written assignments. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in FCS; consent of instructor.

FCS 603 - Advanced Nutrition Metabolism (3 hours)
Designed to provide students with an in-depth review of energy requirements and nutrient metabolism in health and disease; to explore applications and evidence-based practices; to apply critical thinking to solve case studies; and to become familiar with current research through literature reviews, group discussions and presentations. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the DI-MS program or consent of program director

FCS 604 - Seminar (1 hour)
Design and conduct a nutrition/wellness themed-research project. May be repeated for a maximum of three semester hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment into DI-MS program or consent of program director

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. Prerequisite: Enrollment into DI-MS program or consent of program director.

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. Prerequisite: admission to the Dietetics Internship Certificate program.

FCS 608 - Nutrition Counseling (2 hours)
Designed to equip students to be effective professional nutritional counselors as agents of nutritional behavior change. Students will be trained in motivational interviewing techniques. Students will acquire skills in applications through videotaping and critique by peers through observation in the nutrition counseling center. Students will have the opportunity to practice skills in well-designed exercises and counseling scenarios and through participation in the nutrition clinic. Evidence-based nutrition assessment techniques and evaluation will be practiced. Charting will be done in the Nutrition Care Process, structured around the acronym ADIME. Prerequisite: Enrollment in DI-MS program or consent of program director

FCS 609 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy (4 hours)
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 605.

FCS 610 - Topics in Global Wellness (3 hours)
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). Prerequisite: Enrollment in the DI-MS program or consent of program director; FCS 605

FCS 612 - Cultural Influences in Food and Nutrition (3 hours)
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 616 - Applications in Wellness (3 hours)
Designed as a capstone course for the MS-DI program, including preparation for the RD exam and professional portfolio. Hands-on application of nutrition and wellness knowledge and skills is emphasized. Prerequisite: Enrollment in DI-MS program or consent of program director; FCS 606

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. Prerequisite: admission to the Dietetics Internship Certificate program.

FCS 641 - Research Methods in Nutrition Wellness I (3 hours)
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 642 - Research Methods in Nutrition Wellness II (3 hours)
Advanced concepts, methods, and strategies for research in nutrition and dietetics. Topics include measurement, survey design, types of research, validity of research designs, methods of data collection, and strategies for data analysis and reporting. Collecting, coding, entry, and manipulation of simple qualitative and quantitative data, and the use of SPSS will be addressed. Prerequisite: Enrollment in DI-MS program or consent of program director; FCS 641

FCS 646 - Statistical Methods in Nutrition Wellness (3 hours)
Exploration of statistical concepts and methods in Nutrition Wellness, from descriptive to multivariate statistics, through entering, coding, and analyzing quantitative data in SPSS, and qualitative data in MS Excel. Prerequisite: Enrollment in DI-MS program or consent of program director.

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. Prerequisite: FCS 640

FCS 698 - Supervised Practice (1-16 hours)
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. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the DI-MS program

FCS 699 - Thesis Research (1-6 hours)
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 642; FCS 646