Clinical Dietetics MS

Students in the clinical dietetics program should strongly consider doing a rotation abroad. Students can fulfill 60 hours of CD 630 and 120 hours of CD 650 abroad. By doing a clinical dietetic rotation abroad, students can demonstrate cross-cultural competencies to future employers, broaden their understanding of the world and their field, and develop the soft skills of working in a diverse environment.

 

Clinical Dietetics

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Academic Advice

Restrictions

  • Rotation options must meet the standards identified by the Clinical Dietetics Program.
  • Rotation options will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the program.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have decided on your program be sure to meet with your academic advisor at least 3 months prior to departing for your program.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Duration

Uganda

Nutrition, Food Security, and Sustainable Agriculture

4-10 weeks

Peru, Fiji, Bolivia,Samoa,South Africa

International Nutrition Internships

1-12 weeks

Peru

Rotation in Peru and Spanish Immersion

2-6 weeks

Ecuador, Philippines

ELI Nutrition Internships

2-12 weeks

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors

2-12 weeks

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IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

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FAQs

Why do a rotation abroad?

By doing a clinical rotation abroad, students can demonstrate cross-cultural competencies to future employers, broaden their understanding of the world and their field, and develop the soft skills necessary to work in an increasingly diverse and global world.

How are Credits handled?

For CD 630, students can rotate abroad for up to 60 hours and that would count as 1 credit towards the 2 credits required for CD 630. For CD 650, students can rotate abroad for up to 120 hours and that would count as 2 credits for CD 650.

When should I do my rotation?

Rotations would ideally occur in late July to late August.

Is there a GPA requirement?

Graduate students need a 3.00 GPA in order to study abroad.

Is there a language proficiency requirement?

Language proficiency varies based on the individual placement. Students placed in a country whose official language is not English may be required to speak that language up to a particular level (i.e Basic, Advanced, Intermediate). Placements listed above do not require proficiency in a language other than English, even in countries where English is not the official language. 

How long is a typical rotation?

Typically, rotations are completed in July and August for a duration of 4 weeks. For approved rotations exceeding 4 weeks, students will need internet access in order to take online hybrid course(s). Students must be back in time to finish the remaining clinical rotations in the US.

What are the costs of a typical rotation?

Costs vary based on program. You will work with Padnos International Center to develop a budget. You may use federal financial aid to help with rotation abroad costs.

 

Department Contact

Kristin Baird MS, RD, CNSC, FAND
Supervised Practice Coordinator, Clinical Dietetics
616-331-5548
bairdkri@gvsu.edu



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