Curriculum

Curriculum

 

Rotation Summary

 

Segment Rotation Weeks Facilities

Medical Nutrition Therapy

9.5 weeks Professional  Rotation(s):  304 hours

 

 

4.5 weeks alternative/simulation study:  144 hours

Total Time: 448 hours

Acute Care – Small

3

  1. Madera Community Hospital
  2. Community Medical Center Clovis

Acute Care MNT- Large

2

VACCHCS  or CRMC or  SAMC

Nutrition Support  - Large

2

VACCHCS  or CRMC or  SAMC

Diabetes

1

VACCHCS

Out-Patient Counseling

1

VACCHCS

Out Pt – Cancer or Health Clinic

1

CRMC / Family Healthcare Network

Simulation Study – MNT/NCP

1

Self-Study

Simulation Study - Renal

1

Self-Study

Advanced Counseling 

1

Advanced Counseling Techniques (FN 230)

Foodservice Systems Management

 

7 weeks Professional Rotation(s):  224 hours

 

alternative/simulation study: 8 hours

Total Time: 232 hours

Hospital-Large

2

VACCHCS

Hospital-Small

1

Madera Community Hospital

Community Food Service

1

Fresno-Madera EOC Kitchen

School Food Service

2

Kings Canyon Unified  or  Clovis Unified

Retail-Bulk Food Preparation

3

Precision Prep – Visalia, CA

Prison

1

CSATF at Corcoran State Prison

Community 

Nutrition

 

5 weeks Professional Rotation(s): 160 hours

 

Total Time: 160 Hours

WIC

2

Fresno County EOC or United Health Cntr

Health and Wellness

2

University Health and Psychological Services

Public Health Department

3

Fresno County Public Health Department

Community Based Health Org

1

West Fresno Health Care Coalition

CSUF Student Teaching

3

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) Medical School or Fresno State

Elective

 

3 weeks Professional Rotation: 96 Hours

Alternative/simulation in Coursework: 96 hours

 

Total Time: 192 Hours

3 weeks  of Elective (M-F)

3

Interns Seek/Find their own Elective –

FN 230 Adv. Counseling: students will create a culturally appropriate screen assessment tool for a said disease and/or counselling style

FN 250 Business Resource Mgt: Business Research/Team Task Assignment and Business Presentation Pitch.

32 weeks of Tue-Friday rotation schedule = 1024 hours

Hours of Community Outreach Activity = 48 hours (may be alternative work experiences depending on COVID guidelines)

Hours of Professional Development = 16 hours
Course Number

Total Hours: 1,088 supervised hours     

(832 professional hours + 256 Alternative Practice Experiences)

 

 

The following courses will provide:

Course Number Title Semester Units

FN 229 (fall)

Graduate Seminar

1

FN 230 (fall)

Advanced Nutrition Counseling

3

Nutr 193 (fall)

Supervised Work Experience

4/Cr-NC

FN 229 (spring)

Graduate Seminar

1

FN 250 (spring)

Food & Nutrition Resource Management

3

FSM 193 (spring)

Supervised Work Experience

4/Cr-NC

8 units of graduate credit


*Some rotations use 2-4 facilities, accommodating 5 interns at each facility. The facilities are selected and the experiences are planned to be comparable.

Conditions for Program Completion
Requirements for Program Completion
The following requirements must be met for satisfactory completion of the California State University, Fresno Dietetic Internship:

  • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice.
  • Satisfactory completion of all rotations assigned by the Dietetic Internship Director.
  • Satisfactory completion of all assignments in each rotation.
  • Satisfactory completion of all additional assignments made by the Dietetic Internship
  • Director.
  • Earn a minimum of 70% (C grade) in all required graduate courses.
  • Fulfill program requirements to earn Certificate of Advanced Study in Dietetics.


Criteria for Issuance of Certificate of Advanced Study in Dietetics
To progress through the Dietetic Internship, the student/intern must:

  •  Maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Complete program requirements
  •  Course requirements include:
    • 8 units of graduate credit will Granted upon completion of coursework
    • FN 229 (fall) Graduate Seminar 1
    • FN 230 (fall) Advanced Nutrition Counseling 3
    • Nutr 193 (fall) Supervised Work Experience 4 – Cr/NC
    • FN 229 (spring) Graduate Seminar 1
    • FN 250 (spring) Food & Nutrition Resource Management 3
    • FSM 193 (spring) Supervised Work Experience 4 – Cr/NC

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