›› A minimum of 1200 clock hours of supervised practice experience is included in the curriculum.
›› Every effort is made to match experiences with the student's career goals and interests. These experiences usually begin in the second semester and are scheduled concurrently with the academic coursework.
›› Preceptors for the Supervised Practice are distinguished practitioners in their respective areas of expertise.
›› Program faculty maintain very close contact with both preceptors and students.
›› The Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition Internship Program has an Advisory Committee which meets on a regular basis to provide external program guidance and ongoing evaluation.
SOME EXAMPLES OF SUPERVISED PRACTICE EXPERIENCE SITES:
›› School wellness and meals
›› City, county, and state health departments
›› Hospitals (both in-patient and out-patient)
›› Community dialysis centers
›› Retirement communities
Students are required to complete a self-evaluation of competencies and objectives for each supervised practice experience. Preceptors review this self-evaluation with the student and provide additional comments. This evaluation process greatly enhances the student's professional growth and development. Before starting 'supervised practice experience', all students must:
- Purchase professional liability insurance
- Show evidence of the following immunizations:
(i) measles, mumps, and rubella
(iii) hepatitis B
- Document tuberculin test results
- Attend a training session from CWRU DOES (as required by OSHA for all persons who may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens)
- Have access to a vehicle