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NOTE:  Applications are being accepted for the School Nutrition Specialist Internship Program for the 2013-2014 Academic year only.  Applicants must also apply separately and be accepted to the MS in Food Systems Administration program.  Deadline for application submission is March 1, 2013.

Coordinated MS in Food Systems Administration and
School Nutrition Specialist Internship Program
Texas Woman’s University and Dallas ISD Food and Child Nutrition Services

Students must apply separately to be admitted to the MS in Food Systems Administration program and the School Nutrition Specialist Internship Program. 

Internship Application Form [doc]

MS in Food Systems Administration Program

Admission requirements include the following:

  • BS from an accredited university with a minimum 3.25 GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with preferred minimum score of 143 (350 original) on verbal portion and 141 (450 original) on quantitative portion
  • Prerequisite courses:
    • Introduction to Nutrition (3 hrs)
    • Microbiology (4 hrs)
    • Quantity Food Production and Service (4-5 hrs)
    • Upper level Foodservice Management and/or Business courses (6 hrs)
    • Introduction to Accounting (3 hrs)

MS in Food Systems Administration coursework only option with exit exam requires 42 credit hours of courses.

Before beginning the SNS Internship program, students are expected to complete 6 or more credit hours of graduate course requirements for the MS in Food Systems Administration program.

School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Internship Program

The SNS Internship program will include 900 hours of practice-based experience in administration, operations management, nutrition/nutrition education, communications, and marketing at a school site that has been recognized with a District of Excellence award by the School Nutrition Association.  The 900 hours will typically be scheduled four days a week during school operating days over the fall and spring semesters.  Each semester, students will register for NFS 6173 Professional Practicum in order to receive credit for the internship experience and be covered by professional liability insurance.  Students will work under the direction of an internship director at the school site and a TWU faculty coordinator.

Following completion of the SNS Internship program, students will be eligible to take the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credentialing exam administered by the School Nutrition Association.  The SNS credential is a valuable asset for employment as a school foodservice administrator.

Example of Course Sequence for Coordinated Program 2012-2013

 

Graduate Courses

Credit Hours

Fall

NFS 5743 Cost Analysis for Foodservice Systems
NFS 5793 Management Information Systems for Food Systems Administration
NFS 5713* Human Resource Management
NFS 6173* Professional Practicum (SNS Internship)

 6 to 9

Spring

NFS 5763*  Food Safety and Foodborne Illness
NFS 5773* Organization and Management for Foodservice Systems
NFS 5721* Seminar in Food Systems Administration
NFS 6173* Professional Practicum (SNS Internship)

 6 to 9

Summer

Statistics (KINS 5033, HS 5703, or FS 5193)
Business or Nutrition electives

6 to 9

*Indicates required courses for the Coordinated MS in Food Systems Administration and School Nutrition Specialist Internship Program. 

Optional Minors:

Nutrition:  Students may complete a minor in Nutrition with 9 graduate credit hours.  Some recommended courses are as follows:

  • NFS 5033 Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders
  • NFS 5443 Nutrition and Women’s Health
  • NFS 5453 Nutrition Education
  • NFS 5473 Advanced Preventive Nutrition

Business: Students may complete a minor in Business with 9 graduate credit hours.  Some recommended courses are as follows:

  • BUS 5133 Marketing Management
  • BUS 5453 Leadership
  • BUS 5333 Advanced Business Policy
  • BUS 5433 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 5663 Managerial Decision Making

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