University of Manitoba - Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences - Human Nutritional Sciences Practicum
Human Nutritional Sciences Practicum

HNSC 4362 Nutrition Option Practicum
This 6 credit course provides the student with the opportunity to work under the supervision of a supervisor in a professional workplace environment.  Placements involve working on a project in a community based nutrition program, government or health care facility where concepts learned in the classroom can be applied to practical problems and projects. Students are required to spend a minimum of 100 hours in their placement, generally averaging 4 hours per week over the regular session academic year.


Practicum sites and projects vary from year to year. 

Some of the agencies we have partnered with and/or continue to partner with include:

  • Bell Tower Community Cafe
  • CanU
  • Manitoba Council on Child Nutrition
  • Manitoba Health
  • National Aboriginal Diabetes Association
  • North End Food Security Network
  • Nor'West Co-op Community Health Centre
  • St. James/Assiniboia Senior Centre
  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)
  • Youville Centre

Examples of projects completed by practicum students:

  • Coordination and/or facilitation of community-based nutrition programs tailored to a variety of population groups (children, adolescents, new moms, seniors)
  • Creation of food and nutrition articles for the Winnipeg Free Press  https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/avoid-food-borne-illness-when-cooking-holiday-turkey-465845043.html
  • Development of consumer education materials for chronic disease
  • Creation and instruction of nutrition curriculum content for secondary education settings
  • Establishment of a low-cost food store for a community-based food provision program

 
 

Application Form 
(Applications can be emailed directly to Carla.d'andreamatteo@umanitoba.ca or dropped off in the Food & Human Nutritional Sciences Administrative Office in Room 209 Human Ecology Building).

Questions & Answers 

Course Outline
 
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