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Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

The Coordinated Program (CP) is designed for dietetics students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition degree, "job ready", and eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The program provides experience in the three broad areas of dietetic practice (food service system management, clinical, and community) and is designed to prepare entry-level dietitians for careers in a variety of health care and food service facilities. It requires a minimum of 1200 full time practice hours, day-time study which includes the necessary supervised practice hours. The students rotate in sites such as local hospitals, long term care facilities and community organizations in the Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Coordinated Program is a limited access program; only 16 - 18 students are admitted each year, and they must be in the final stages of completing or having already completed the prerequisites at the time of the October 20th application deadline.

Tania Rivera, MS, RD, LD/N

Assistant Clinical Professor

Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

AHC 1- 437

11200 SW 8 Street

Miami, FL 33199

The School of Social Work

The School of Social Work provides internship experiences for three levels of social work students: undergraduate, foundation masters students, and advanced clinical masters students. These internships are required parts of the social work programs and are only available to students who are admitted to the major/program and meet the pre-requisites to go into the field. For further information, please go to the Field Education Manual at http://rscphsw.fiu.edu/social_work/docs/FieldManual_rev031113.pdf.

Jennifer Abeloff, MSW, MS

Associate Director

School of Social Work

Phone: 305-348-1627

Public Health

Public health practice is the strategic, organized and interdisciplinary application of knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to perform essential public health services and related activities to improve the population’s health.

The practice of public health encompasses the actions or functions necessary to carry out the broadly defined mission of public health.

Public Health Practice for students in the RSCPHSW is fulfilled through the required 6 credits of Practicum in Public Health (3 credits) and an Integrative Seminar (3 credits). The Practicum in Public Health is a capstone course required for the completion of Master in Public Health. This course is a preceptor-guided experience in a public health organization which provides an opportunity for graduate students in Public Health to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The practicum provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge gained from instructional programs and demonstrate their readiness for practice in Public Health upon completion of the practicum experience. The main purpose of this culminating experience is to allow the student to apply knowledge and theory to a particular area of practice and demonstrate capabilities to enter the profession. The field experience is conducted towards the end of the student's program, when at least 30 credits and all core courses have been completed.

Start planning your internship at least 2 semesters in advance. First of all, thoroughly read the Student Guidelines and Procedures.

For information contact:

Florence Greer, MPH, MPA

Practicum Coordinator

AHC II-564

Phone: (305) 348-4544

email: fgreer@fiu.edu