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Applied Nutrition – Dietetics EmphasisFuture Education Model Graduate ProgramStudent HANDBOOK 2021-2022Policies and ProceduresUniversity of ArizonaCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesDepartment of Nutritional SciencesUpdated May 2021

WELCOME to the Applied Nutrition – Dietetics Emphasis Future Education Model – Graduate Program(FEM-G) in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona. This handbook is designedto serve as a resource for you during your time as a student in our program. If you have any questions,please do not hesitate to contact us.Department Head:Scott Going, PhDDepartmental Information:1177 E. 4th StreetShantz Building, Room 309Tucson, AZ 85721Phone: 520-621-1187Fax: 520-621-9446nscdept@cals.arizona.eduFEM-G Director:Kayle Skorupski, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC, FANDkayleskorupski@arizona.eduFEM-G Coordinator:Kaydi Williams, PSM, RDNkaydiwilliams@arizona.edu1

TABLE OF CONTENTSDepartment InformationProgram InformationAccreditation StatusProgram Mission, Vision, and GoalsAdmission RequirementsSupervised Experiential Learning Site SelectionFacultyAdvisingSupport ServicesPrivacyAccess to Personal FilesStudent ComplaintsProgram CostsInsurance RequirementsDrug Testing and Criminal Background ChecksIdentity VerificationNetID and EmailCatCardD2L BrightSpaceDistance Education RequirementsFinancial AidWithdrawal and Refund of Tuition and FeesAcademic CalendarSemester ScheduleCourse Requirements and DescriptionsMonitoring Student Performance & Student RetentionAssessment of Prior LearningSupervised Experiential Learning DocumentationLiability for Safety in Travel to or from Assigned AreasInjury or Illness while in a Facility for Supervised Experiential LearningEducational Purpose of Experiential and Supervised Practice ExperiencesFormal Assessment of Student Learning and Regular Reports of PerformanceGraduation, Program Completion & Verification Statement RequirementsConditions for Graduation from FEM-Graduate ProgramSteps to obtain the RDN credential from the FEM-Graduate 2323242424252626152

Nutritional Sciences DepartmentThe Department of Nutritional Sciences leads in cutting-edge research, outstandingundergraduate and graduate programs, Cooperative Extension programs and continuingprofessional education that advance the discovery and translation of nutrition and physicalactivity in optimizing health for people in Arizona, and beyond.Program DescriptionThe Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition - Dietetics Emphasis is an ACENDaccredited Future Education Model - Graduate Program. The 12-month program combinesonline coursework through Arizona Online Campus with supervised experiential learning atcommunity, clinical, and food service sites. In order to become a Registered DietitianNutritionist RDN), graduates must complete the required coursework and supervisedexperiential learning hours (1000 hours). Following completion of the program, a national examis required as the final step to earn the RDN credential.Accreditation Status (Required Element 8.3a)The Applied Nutrition – Dietetics Future Education Model Graduate Program (FEM-Graduate) isan accredited program by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics(ACEND). The University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences houses a DidacticProgram in Dietetics (DPD) delivered at 3 unique campuses (UA Main, UA Yuma, and ArizonaOnline), an Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) is available in two tracks: UAMain- Tucson and a Distance option in addition to the FEM-Graduate Program offered throughArizona Online campus.University of Arizona Applied Nutrition – Dietetics Future EducationModel – Graduate Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council forEducation in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition andDietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, ILProgram Mission Vision, and Goals (Required Element 8.3b)The Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona takes a collaborative andinterdisciplinary approach to discovering, integrating, extending and applying knowledge andskills related to nutritional sciences to prevent disease and to promote optimal nutritionalstatus, health and well-being. The Nutritional Sciences Department is housed in the College ofAgriculture & Life Sciences (CALS).CALS’ purpose, mission and vision are:Purpose:To ensure resilience and health of our communities, people, environments, and economieslocally, regionally, and globally.Mission:To educate students and communities in ways that enable their future success in the regionaland global economies. To develop new knowledge and new technologies to benefit society.Vision:3

To be the most important driver in Arizona's economy and the world's top college in 21stcentury agriculture, life sciences, and commerce.The Department of Nutritional Sciences’ mission:Mission:To provide outstanding research, graduate and undergraduate programs, and outreacheducation that advances nutrition and physical activity in optimizing health for all people.Graduates from our programs will be imbued with our values and will carry forward the unit’svision in their future endeavors.The FEM-Graduate Program’s mission, goals and objectives are:Mission:To provide advanced knowledge in nutrition and skills in dietetics, to successfully preparecompetent graduates for entry-level practice as registered dietitians/registered dietitiannutritionists in the state and nation.Goals & Objectives: (Required Element 8.3c)*Program outcomes data available upon requestGoal #1: The program will provide graduates a quality education for entry into the workforce innutrition and dietetics.1. “At least 80% of program graduates complete program/degree requirementswithin 1.5 years (150% of the program length).”2. “Of graduates who seek employment, 50 percent are employed in nutrition anddietetics or related fields within 12 months of graduation.”3. “80% percent of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam fordietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.”4. “The program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration examwithin one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitiannutritionists is at least 80%.”Goal #2: The program will provide graduates supervised experiential learning opportunities todevelop skills, knowledge and beliefs to be successful in the workforce in nutrition anddietetics.1. 80% of program graduates will rate the overall quality of the program as “good”or “excellent.”2. 80% of employers surveyed will rate the program graduates as “good” or“excellent” in preparation for entry level practice in a nutrition or dietetics relatedfield.4

Program Admissions Requirements (Required Element 8.3f & Required Element 9.1a)Admission requirements for the program include: Bachelor’s Degree Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or GPA over last 60 units of 3.0 DPD verification statementOR Coursework in: Anatomy & Physiology Biochemistry (requires organic chemistry pre-req Food Science Nutrition Metabolism Food Service Management OR ServSafe Manager Certification Clinical Nutrition/Medical Nutrition Therapy (must include NCP)For distance track students, admission requirements also include identification ofsites/preceptors for medical nutrition therapy, foodservice management and communityrotations, with signed memorandums of understanding submitted at time of application.The application for the program is available at the University of Arizona Graduate Collegewebsite: https://apply.grad.arizona.edu/users/loginProgram application fee is 85. The GRE is not required.Immunization records and a TB test are required for students before starting the program. Thefollowing vaccinations need to be current: Hep B series, MMR, Varicella, Tdap. Varicellavaccination or titer showin e exams also can utilize Examity, anonline authentication and exam proctoring service. Examity is paid for through the University ofArizona, therefore does not establish additional costs to students. All online tests will utilizeExamity for online proctoring and student verification. More information on roctoringNETID AND EmailYour NetID is your personal identifier for a number of online services at the University ofArizona, including email and UITS computing accounts (CatMail, UAConnect), UAccess account,D2L (learning management system and university site-licensed software.The UA NetID verifies identify when it is used for online services the University of Arizonaprovides. To set up your NetID, please visit: https://netid.arizona.edu/Your CatMail account is created automatically when you select your NetID. The new emailaddress with all have the format your NetID@email.arizona.edu, and it is the official means ofcommunication between the students and the university. It is required that you use your UAemail for communication with your instructors. You will also receive notification of tuition bills,etc. via this email address. The email is provided by the Google G Suite for Education, whichprovides access to Google’s full suite of applications. For more information, please CATCARDThe CatCard is the official University of Arizona Identification card. The card features a digitizedphoto, digitized signature, Contactless SmartChip, ISO number and magnetic stripe. It is up t

Food Science Nutrition Metabolism Food Service Management OR ServSafe Manager Certification Clinical Nutrition/Medical Nutrition Therapy (must include NCP) For distance track students, admission requirements also include identification of sites/preceptors for medical nutrition therapy, foodservice management and community

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