Service Learning expectations are suspended for academic year 2020-2021. You may participate in your own personally-directed volunteer and development activities, however the Nutrition & Dietetics Department will not have expectations for service learning in place during the current academic year.
Initiated in 2010, the Nutrition & Dietetics Service Learning program helps prepare students for professional practice. Participation in 50 hours of service learning is required for all students majoring in Human Nutrition or Dietetics prior to placement in professional sites for training.
What is Service Learning?
The Center for Community Engagement at UND defines service learning as "experiential learning for academic credit that combines community service with student learning."
The Nutrition & Dietetics department expands that definition to include any carefully monitored experience in which a student has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he/she is learning throughout the experience.
Students will be able to apply the experience to their own personal and academic development.
Service learning is a combination of the student identifying and pursuing areas of interest and fulfilling expectations set forth in various classes. Experiences with food- or nutrition-related activities are encouraged.