Undergraduate students in the Department of Nutrition can study abroad internationally through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences international programs, as well as through Texas A&M University’s Education Abroad programs. International programs allow our students to practice the skills they learn in the classroom in a global setting.
Operation Border Health and Preparedness
Students in the Didactic Program in Dietetics track of the B.S. Nutrition degree can join medical, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology and public health students in participating in Operation Border Health and Preparedness (formerly called Operation Lone Star). Operation Border Health and Preparedness is an annual emergency preparedness exercise that provides free medical services to uninsured persons in South Texas and helps these communities prepare for disasters. DPD students provide basic nutrition guidance to community members under supervision of a RDN.
Dietetic Internship (DI) Preparation Workshop and DI Fair
The DI Preparation Workshop and DI Fair is an annual event planned for students preparing to apply to DI programs. This is a great opportunity for students to gain leadership skills and network with RDNs from different areas of industry. Two DPD students are selected annually to organize, coordinate, and lead the planning committees for the DI Preparation Workshop and DI Fair. DPD students can lead and participate in committees that together plan, organize and implement this event for Texas A&M DPD students and DPD students across Texas.