The M.S. in Nutrition (Non-Thesis) with ISPP Experience offers a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised field experience in conjunction with the M.S. degree to enable baccalaureate degree graduates of Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD’s) the opportunity to fulfill the experiential requirements to sit fo the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The ISPP Experience is offered to students who applied but were not matched to a dietetic internship. Students complete 9-credit hours of field experience taking NTRI 7016 Advanced Practicum in Dietetics as the elective courses for the non-thesis option. Academic coursework is completed over the first year, followed by the field experience. Academic coursework may be completed on campus or by distance learning. Supervised practice will occur in various settings, including acute and critical care, outpatient, long-term care, wellness, public health, community, school foodservice, and other profession settings. The Auburn University ISPP Experience has the option for an emphasis in either Clinical Nutrition or Community Nutrition. Supervised practice completed on campus will take place in Alabama and Georgia (within an approximate 90 mile radius). Students wishing to complete supervised practice off campus will be responsible for finding field sites and will work with the Director of Graduate Clinical Education Programs to secure facility arrangements and ensure requirements are met.
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