Nutrition program at 100 percent internship placement for spring 2020

Three students wearing aprons in a group photo

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences is celebrating 100 percent internship match rate for the undergraduate and graduate nutrition program students.

All six of the undergraduate nutrition students, and three graduate sports nutrition students have matched to dietetic internships.

“Historically the match rate has been 50 percent, so to get all students matched during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been good news,” said Sean Svette, the nutrition program director.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Science – Nutrition option, or known as Didactic Program in Dietetics, are equipped with skills to prepare them for future success in supervised practice leading to eligibility for the CDR credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist.

Graduate students in the Master of Sciences in Sport Nutrition program have numerous opportunities for hands-on experiences within the university and community to raise their food literacy awareness and integrate their knowledge and skills within sport nutrition.