Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Nutrition and Foods with NDTR-supervised experiential learning
In the final semester of the program, students enroll in NTS 408 supervised experiential learning course. The course includes experiences in clinical nutrition, food service management, and/ or public health nutrition.
This track will consist of those students who complete supervised experiential learning within 100 miles of the NAU campus. The limited sites are shared with the MPH-Nutrition students, further reducing availability. If students desire to use one of those sites, students are required to rank the order of preference for the location. If multiple students want the same site, and the preceptor desires to have input on selection, preceptor input (which may require students to submit a resume or participate in an interview) is taken into account. Otherwise, placement is made by random selection based on the number of students each site is willing to support.
If a student would like to work at a site within 100 miles of campus that is not currently an NAU approved site with an affiliation agreement, the site will need to be approved by the Supervised Experiential Learning Coordinator who will secure an NAU affiliation agreement with the facility and preceptor before student placement. Students will need to provide contact information to the Supervised Experiential Learning Coordinator, who will then determine if the site meets the program’s requirements for supervised experiential learning.
This track will consist of all students who complete supervised experiential learning more than 100 miles from the NAU campus. Students provide contact information for the desired site to the Supervised Experiential Learning Coordinator, who determines if the site meets the program’s requirements for supervised experiential learning.
Supervised Experiential Learning Expectations
All students are responsible for securing the Supervised Experiential Learning (SEL) site for their NTS 408 course. Students will work with the Supervised Experiential Learning Coordinator to choose a location for supervised experiential learning (NTS 408) using the NTS 408 timeline and process on pages 12-16 in the NDTR Student Handbook.
Supervised Experiential Learning Site (SEL) selection criteria includes:
- Appropriate site accreditation or license, if applicable
- Adequate staffing to support the student’s experiences
- Appropriate professional staff (RDN, NDTR, license or other credentials) to support the student’s achievement of the competencies
- New Sites: Program Director or SEL Coordinator will review the site and primary preceptor qualifications and their ability to provide the experiences necessary to achieve the competencies.
- Required documents on file: written agreement and resume for the primary preceptor.
- Agreements must be signed and executed before students begin their experience.
Once a SEL site is approved and secured, students will work with their preceptor to determine learning activities appropriate to the assigned student learning outcomes and competencies for the NTS 408 course. Students will complete and submit the supervised experiential learning proposal, identifying activities for the three (3) required outcomes and a minimum of three (3) additional outcomes. The Supervised Experiential Learning Coordinator will provide final approval of the supervised experiential learning course for the student.