Alexander’s interest in nutrition stem from his own personal life experiences. At the age of 17, Alexander was diagnosed with stage two hypertension. After changing habits and lowering his blood pressure to a healthy range, he wanted to learn how to help others with similar circumstances.
“It was then that I really became interested in how the body works and how our lifestyle choices impact our health,” explained Alexander. “When I realized there was a career in dietetics, there was no looking back.”
In UB’s DI program, students are required to participate in a multitude of supervised practice experiences, which amount to a minimum 1200 hours over the 12 month program. Experiences include a clinical nutrition semester, food service and management semester, and finally a research/community wellness semester. Students are also required to take six graduate level classes to earn the SUNY recognized Nutrition Advanced Certificate. Alexander says the program’s curriculum has provided many valuable experiences.
“I had my community rotation at Seneca Nation and my research rotation at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center,” explained Alexander. “The program provided me an opportunity to interact with both patients and professional staff in a variety of health care facilities.”
Alexander recently completed the DI program in 2015 and is now
pursuing his master's degree in nutrition at the University at
Come learn about the new Dietetic Internship with Master of Science in Nutrition program and meet the faculty and current program students on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., University at Buffalo South Campus, 144 Farber Hall. Please RSVP to Barb Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UB Dietetic Internship with MS in Nutrition program currently has available seats in the Rochester, NY area; approximately 70 miles from Buffalo, NY, or about one-hour of driving time. Rochester commuting students will have the majority of their supervised practice rotations in the Rochester, NY area. However, they are responsible for commuting to the UB campus for in-person graduate classes each semester and seminar days (typically, commuting twice a week in the Fall-1, Spring-1 semesters and minimally in the Summer-2 semester); or for scheduled DI meetings/events that occur throughout the year. Contact Barb Schultz with questions.