All Track 1 and Track 2 MPH students are eligible to take the RD exam at the end of the MPH program. The criteria for taking the RD exam include meeting both the Foundation Knowledge and Skills and the Competencies for entry level practice.
The BSPH program provides all coursework necessary to meet the ADA's Foundation Knowledge and Skills. But after completion of the BSPH program, students must then complete a program to meet the ADA's Competency Requirements. The Competency requirements can be met by the completion of an accredited supervised practice program or completion of the Department of Nutrition's Track 2 MPH program.
The Coordinated MPH degree program is accredited by the American Dietetic
Association (ADA). All ADA
core competencies and emphasis area competencies are met through field
experiences taken as coursework while enrolled in the Coordinated MPH program.
Master's and doctoral degrees are awarded at the end of each semester and the second summer session. Formal commencement exercises are held in May and December. Students must notify the Graduate School of their plan to graduate by submitting an application for graduation no later than the deadline shown in the University Registrar's Calendar found in the Directory of Classes (on the Web at: http://regweb.oit.unc.edu) for the semester in which they expect to graduate.
Applications for graduation forms are available from the department student
The department offers support in the form of traineeships and research or
teaching assistantships. Nutrition faculty are involved in many research
activities, and opportunities for employment on faculty research grants are
sometimes available to doctoral students. Each student holding an appointment
carrying either service or non-service financial support must be registered in
order to hold that position. The Department has a National Institutes of Health
(NIH) grant for predoctoral and postdoctoral training. Grants provide a
stipend, tuition and fees, and health insurance. These NIH traineeships, open
only to U.S.
citizens or permanent residents, are awarded on a competitive basis, and
require sponsorship by a faculty member.
EmploymentJoanne_Lee@unc.edu to see if there are any openings. Job announcements will also be made throughout the school year via mass email.
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assistance with looking for jobs. It is located in the Office of Student
Affairs, 4115 McGavran-Greenberg. Questions about the
should be directed to: Kathy Graham, Career Services Specialist, Director at 966-9139 or email@example.com.
Financial Aidhttp://gradschool.unc.edu/residency/index.html. Appeal procedures exist for applications that are denied. Students considering application for NC residency status are advised to begin the process early in their graduate school career. Doctoral students are strongly encouraged to change their driver's license and voting registration immediately and to following all other legal steps to become a N.C. resident. Foreign students without a green card can not claim N.C. residency status.
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Application for financial assistance may be made to the University Student Aid Office: http://studentaid.unc.edu.
The Resource Library at the Research Services Office offers a free
computerized search service to UNC graduate students. The database
includes private and public sources of research funding that can be
searched by the student's area of research interest or by discipline of
investigator, e.g., funding for nurses. The library is located at 306
Bynum Hall, 966-5625. Some agencies provide training support only, some
dissertation support only, and some both training and dissertation
support. Some funding agencies provide dissertation support by means of
competitive grant applications. Students should be aware that the
deadline for applying for many of these grants may precede the funding date by as long as a year.
Students perform their block field experiences at approved state, local, or
district field agencies. If a student performs his/her concurrent experience at
a "traditional" public health site, then the options for the block
field experience can be flexible. Many students still opt to go to health
departments, but placements can also be with wellness centers and other less
"traditional" sites. There is a list of past block field placements
in the Rosenau 4th floor student study room.
If relocating for my clinical experience, is any assistance provided in looking
for a place to live?
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