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Arnold School of Public Health

Education and Training

There are a wide variety of education and training opportunities made available to UofSC students involved in the field of nutrition. 

Degrees, Certificates, and Concentrations

This minor is designed to help mitigate the shortage of trained professionals by building students' competenceies in the areas of food system transformation, environmental sustainability, nutritional health improvement and social justice. 

This certificate prepares students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to conduct international work on a variety of different topics, such as food and nutrition.

Several different programs for undergraduate and graduate degrees allow/require cognates, or a grouping of related courses, such as nutrition. For more information contact your advisor. 

 

Nutrition and Related Courses

Spring 2021 Nutrition Course Offerings

HPEB 489: Food Systems Capstone Seminar
HPEB 502: Applied Aspects of Human Nutrition 
HPEB 560: Cooking Up a Storm: Food, Globalization, Localization, and Health in the South
EXSC 507: Exercise, Sport, and Nutrition
EXSC 620: Nutrition and Immunology
NURS 220: Clinical Nutrition (restricted to Nursing majors)
BIOL 425: Plant Form and Function
HRTM 164: Introduction to Healthy Mediterranean Cooking
GEOG 538/ENVR 538: Global Food Politics

 View our full list of semester courses here.

 

Practice Opportunities

Practicum opportunities are available in the field of nutrition. Visit MySPH for more information on current available opportunities. For more information on previous practicum sites, check out this table

  • Performance Nutrition Intern - Duties include supporting the Performance Nutrition staff members in daily activities to assisting and educating the student-athletes to reaching their peak performance through nutrition, assisting the Performance Nutrition staff in creating and promoting educational materials that will serve to enhance the student-athletes performance, observing and assisting with conducting consults, team talks, body composition testing, hydration testing, and cooking demos.
  • Clinic Based Health Education/Chronic Disease Prevention/Management - The Clinic Based Health Educator will perform the initial patient assessment, develop educational intervention plan , and document patient centered behavior goals to improve the health of the patient. Evaluation of the behavior health improvement i.e. nutritional changes, exercise, will be at the next patient visit or via electronic communications.

Capstone opportunities are also availabe in the field of nutrition. Some previous opportunities have included work with Harvest Hope Food Bank, Gamecock Food Pantry, and the South Carolina Farmers Market.

  

Research Opportunities

Interested in working with an Affiliated Scholar of the Nutrition Consortium? Fill out the following form and we will notify you of next steps to take. 

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What best describes the type of research experience you are looking for? (select up to 2) *
What type of research skills are you looking to develop? *
Which of the following types of positions are you open to? (select all that apply) *
How much time can you devote to this research experience? *

Be as specific as possible in your description so that we can better match you with a research experience (ex.: specific behaviors, outcomes, approaches/methods, populations).

Which nutrition related topics are of most interest to you? (select up to 3) *

You can find a list of Nutrition Consortium Affiliate Scholars on our "Meet Us" page. You may list up to 5.

Have you been in touch about engaging in research with any of these faculty members? *

Your thesis can also be devoted to nutrition research. You can contact an Affiliated Scholar to serve as your thesis director. For more information, you can check out the Thesis Guide.

 

Employment Opportunities

  • A volunteer research assistant position is available at the Drexel Center for Weight Eating and Lifestyle Science Center (WELL Center) at Drexel University in the laboratory of Evan Forman, PhD. Dr. Forman’s research focuses on designing, refining, implementing and evaluating innovative behavioral and technology-based treatments for obesity and related eating problems. The position represents an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in clinical psychology, public health, and related fields, especially in preparation for graduate study in these areas. The position is entirely remote. Hours are negotiable and could range from 5 hours per week to 15 hours per week, if involvement in additional laboratory projects is desired. If you are interested, please complete the application here.
  •  Graduate Research Assistant with The Children's Trust of South Carolina: The graduate research assistant will provide assistance to data, research, and evaluation activities at Children’s Trust. Key assistance includes supporting the agency’s’ efforts to make data-driven decisions; engage in research activities to impact programs, practice, and policies; and ensure programs are meeting fidelity standards, achieving outcomes, and impacting the agency’s mission. For more information, visit MySPH.
  • Graduate Assistant with Student Health Services Wellness Coaching (2 positions available): Under the general supervision of the Associate Director, the incumbent will work out of the Thomson Building and be responsible for conducting wellness coaching appointments for students, faculty and staff, with special emphasis on balanced eating, physical activity, tobacco/nicotine treatment and stress management. This position works closely with the recruitment and coaching of clients in this program. To apply for this position, please submit a statement of interest (300-500 words), and your current resume/CV to Amanda Castles (castlesa@mailbox.sc.edu). The deadline for application is November 20, 2020.
  • Graduate Student with Sustainable Carolina: In this role, you will coach (think: motivate, empower, guide, advise, cheer on) 10-15 undergraduate students on skills related to leadership, employability, integrative learning, and project development. You will also supervise two student-led project teams who work to advance sustainability on campus and in the community. For more information, visit the Opportunities Bulletin Board.

 Postgraduate opportunities in nutrition can be found on different organization pages, like USC Jobs, APHA, and ASN

 

Completed Dissertations & Theses

 

 

 


 


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