Concentrations build on the core competencies and develop additional depth necessary for future proficiency in a particular area. Every Internship must have at least one competency; we have two. Our concentrations are in areas in which we have an expertise and enjoy teaching. There are projects assigned in whichever concentration area you choose, which are considered beyond entry level, effectively giving you a head start in these areas. An example of a concentration project is the development of a business plan.
THE BUSINESS OF NUTRITION involves the practice of making one's living by engaging in any aspect of providing goods or services to individuals, groups, or other businesses, which goods or services have their roots in nutrition and food. There are activities incorporated throughout the Internship, but primarily in the elective rotation, which are beyond entry level, which strengthen the Intern’s ultimate ability to enter into such a business.
THE MANAGEMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES involves the process of dealing with or controlling functions or people as part of a system in which these services are provided as the end product within an institution. The institution may be, but is not limited to hospitals, other health care facilities, schools of any level, restaurants, or companies. There are activities incorporated throughout the Internship, but primarily in the elective rotation, which are beyond entry level, which strengthen the Intern’s ability to enter into a management role within the areas of food and nutrition.