The MS in Nutrition and Dietetics program requires 1,000 hours of Supervised Experiential Learning (SEL), with 785 hours completed in-person at professional work sites. The additional 215 hours will be completed through alternate experiences available within coursework.  

The SELs are designed to be completed within five different subfields of nutrition and supervised by preceptors with various expertise. Students residing within the New York Metropolitan area may choose their own placements or have placements selected by the program director. Placements will be on-campus or through an affiliated local institution. 

Students residing beyond the NY Metro area will be required to select their own preceptors and will be guided through the process by the program director.  

SEL rotations include: 

  • Acute Care- 265 hours*
  • Long-term Care- 180 hours*
  • Food Service- 100 hours
  • Nutrition Research-110 hours
  • Community Nutrition- 130 hours*

* Denotes major rotations. 

Detailed information can be found in the Student Handbook on pages 12-17,

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