The USJ Nutrition and Public Health Department offers two tracks. One prepares a student for a dietetic internship (didactic) and this second one will prepare a student to work in the arena of wellness and community as a nutrition educator.
These professionals work with a variety of populations such as pregnant women and their children in a Women Infants and Children nutrition program, Head Start, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and food programs including school nutrition programs. The emphasis is on preventative nutrition, education and wellness.
The student will:
Become an effective food and nutrition professional in a variety of settings
Use critical thinking skills to locate, analyze and evaluate health, food and nutrition information
Interpret and present food, nutrition and health-related research in a variety of professional and public forums
Establish collegial relationships through effective communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills
Develop life-long learning behaviors to remain current in her/his area of professional expertise