Program Schedule

Start and End Dates

Summer Orientation

Monday August 23 - Friday August 27, 2021

Comprehensive Exam Track

Start Monday August 30, 2021, verification statement issued February 2024.

Thesis/Project Track

Start Monday August 30, 2021, verification statement issued February 2024.

Graduate class breaks may not always coincide with internship supervised practice breaks. Make sure to check the UB academic calendar.

Clinical Nutrition

  • Orientation
  • Acute Care
  • Long-term Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Renal
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Nutrition Management

Food Service Systems Supervised Practice

  • Orientation
  • Institutional Food Service
  • Community Food Service
  • WIC
  • Specialty
    • Site examples include: Pre-natal clinics, Diabetes clinics, Supervised Teaching, private practice, eating disorder clinics, physician offices.

Research Supervised Practice

  • Support ongoing funded projects in the UB and WNY community.

Program Concentration Options

Nutrition and Community Wellness

  • Site examples include: UB Child Care Center, the Massachusetts Avenue Project, Food Bank of WNY, Erie County Department of Health, UB Student Wellness Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Wellness Institute.
  • Capstone project: Using critical thinking skills, investigate a target population and develop a project, presentations, curriculum, workshops and/or demonstrations to improve the nutrition concerns in that population. Develop the education materials, agendas, marketing and budget to deliver the product, and then measure the success of the intervention and make recommendations for future practice.

Culinary Medicine

  • Selected interns complete 12-16 professional training modules from the Health Meets Food Culinary Medicine curriculum either on-site in a teaching kitchen or live, remotely in their own homes. Interns then deliver community education modules for a target population. Past interns have focused on other health professions students in the school (public health, medicine, rehab science, athletic training, other dietetic interns), as well as within the community (student athletes, undergraduate students, program preceptors, support groups).