Dietetic internship placements
The School currently collaborates with McGill University School of Human Nutrition as a placement site for their dietetic internship program. The School receives undergraduate students, as well as graduate students completing a Dietitian-Nutritionist credentialing diploma. Rotation durations range from three to seven weeks. Activities offered in the School’s Nutrition Suite include: nutrition counseling appointments, meal preparation, webinars and workshops, menu planning, dietary intake analysis, literature review for projects and protocols, and developing materials to use in the School’s Nutrition Suite and other platforms.
The dietetic internship activities are determined by competencies necessary to practise as a Dietitian-Nutritionist. The Practice Competencies, Performance Indicators and Foundational Knowledge statements outlined for the dietetic internship are defined nationally by Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP).
To practise as a Dietitian-Nutritionist, a professional license or permit is required in Canada. In Quebec, the professional licensing body is the Ordre des diététistes-nutritionnistes du Québec (ODNQ). In Quebec, a dietitian may be referred to by the following titles: Professional Dietitian (P.Dt.), or Nutritionist, both titles are reserved by the Québec Code des professions.
Nutrition and cooking video content for courses
The Teaching Kitchen has been a studio space for filming cooking segments for Fundamentals of Nutrition (BIOL 203). Nutrition education content and animation of recipe preparation adds support to the instructor’s course content.
Motivational interviewing learning group
A multidisciplinary learning group for the School staff and internship students in nutrition, kinesiology and clinical exercise physiology, exercise science and athletic therapy to learn, practise and hone skills in motivational interviewing.
Nutrition education content with review of evidence-based practice adds support to the instructor’s course content. Lectures have been provided for Concordia Food Studies Courses – Concordia University Food Studies.