The concentration emphasis is on community nutrition. The program provides 1,524 practicum hours of supervised practice experiences over the 17 month curriculum. Rotations are assigned throughout five major areas of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Lafayette, Bogalusa and Monroe. Applicants rank preference of city for major rotation site during the application process, although first preference is not guaranteed.
Supervised practice experiences are divided into four semesters:
Interns rotate in supervised practice areas 32 hours/week, Monday through Thursday. Interns are also responsible for attending a two hour lab each Friday, located on the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s campus in Baton Rouge.
A more detailed breakdown of the supervised practice experiences by rotation area include:
(30%) 448 hours
(25%) 384 hours
(21%) 320 hours
|Continuing Education/Professional Development||
(12%) 180 hours
(8%) 128 hours
(4%) 64 hours
Total: (100%) 1524 hours