This curriculum is for students who are applying to the accelerated pathway with a completed Bachelor's degree.
Assignments & Wellness Capstone
- Foodservice Assignment
- Community Needs Assessment Assignment
- MNT Case study
- Dietary Trends Presentation
- Policy and Advocacy Assignment
- Mentoring Assignment
- Wellness Capstone
Conference Meetings & Journal Club
Once a month, interns will come together with their advisory groups for a conference meeting. During these meetings, interns have the opportunity to check in with their peers and faculty advisor, and talk about how things are going in their rotations. Each intern will lead one journal club discussion on a scientific article throughout the year. Additionally, interns will present their projects, including their wellness capstone and dietary trends assignment.
Conference meetings typically take place in the late afternoon/evening (depending on the intern’s time zone) and are approximately 1 hour long.
Interns will be required to attend a few workshops during the program, including a Policy and Advocacy Workshop, Wellness Workshop, and Interviewing Skills Workshop. Some of the workshops are a part of Orientation and Exit Class, and there are a few that will be scheduled in the evenings, outside of rotation hours. The exception to that is the Wellness Workshop, which is a day-long event where interns participate in a variety of activities to gain hands-on experience in the area of wellness and disease prevention. Interns will be notified of the date of the Wellness Workshop in advance, and will be required to adjust their rotation schedules accordingly.
Interns will complete self-assessments at the beginning, middle, and end of their internship. These are an opportunity for them to reflect on their strengths, areas of improvement, and goals. The self-assessments are reviewed by faculty advisors, who will provide support and guidance to interns as needed, based on what they’ve shared in their assessments.
The comprehensive exam is a virtually proctored exam, modeled after the RDN Exam, which interns must pass to graduate from BWS DI. Interns will sit for this toward the end of the program and will be provided with a study guide beforehand. The comprehensive exam is a great way for interns to become familiar with the format of the RDN Exam and get a jump start on studying. It is typically scheduled on a weekend and is a 1.5-hour time commitment.