As part of the class “Seminar in Dietetics and Nutrition,” students at Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work are creating a podcast by dietetics students for dietetics students. “Dietetics Next” looks to become a resource for students and gives them the opportunity to discuss topics and answer fundamental questions many encounter on the track toward becoming dietitians.
“I wanted to give my students the opportunity to be a voice for their classmates, future classmates and also students nationwide who have questions about becoming a dietitian,” said Dr. Catherine Coccia, professor. “This is also an opportunity for students to learn a 21st century skill that they can carry into their future careers to augment their work.”
The first episode was recorded by PhD student and podcast host Ms. Alison Matthysse as an example of the podcast format and flow. In this episode, she interviews Dr. Coccia, who provides an overview of the dietetic internship application process.
The goal of the podcast is for students to use the interviews to get information about career development from a more diverse pool of stakeholders while becoming more aware of how social media can be used for educational purposes.
“We are doing really great things here and one of the keys to the Dietetics and Nutrition program surrounds supporting our students to ensure they have can be successful professional,” continued Dr. Coccia. “With this podcast, we hope to not only expand that students’ knowledge but also increase national exposure to the nutrition and dietetic programs offered at Stempel College.”
Currently, the podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on December 20