All Family and Consumer Sciences majors are required to complete FCS 398: Professional Practice. This is a 160-hour internship experience, typically completed in a student's junior or senior year.
*Professional Practice for the Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics (FND) student is not the post-graduate dietetic internship required to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (R.D.N). Professional Practice is an opportunity for the undergraduate Dietetics student to gain valuable experiences at a dietetics-related site. Experiences gained through FCS 398, paid work, or volunteering are important to learn more about the dietetics field, and to strengthen your knowledge and experience prior to applying for and beginning the larger dietetic internship that comes after graduation.