NFP Training Program Participation Agreement
All parties must agree to abide by the University of North Dakota's policies prior to enrollment in this course.
As a STUDENT, YOU agree to:
- be currently employed (at least part-time) as a food service employee, OR arrange
for 150 hours of field experience in a food service department, with a minimum of
50 hours in a healthcare facility.
- UND does not arrange for field experience sites, or enter into contracts with field experience facilities.
- be a high school graduate, have a GED certificate, or a letter of endorsement from your supervisor and administrator.
- be endorsed by the administrator of the facility and the registered dietitian who will act as your preceptor.
- verify that you and your preceptor feel comfortable with online learning and computers and can meet the technical requirements if you want to take the course online.
- complete your own work with honesty and integrity. Work not exhibiting these qualities, such as copying another student's work, can be defined as scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty may result in dismissal from the course.
The ADMINISTRATOR at your facility agrees to:
- allow and financially support a registered dietitian to act as a preceptor for a minimum of 50 hours of supervision for each student taking the course (25 hours if a CDM, CFPP or DTR preceptor is available for supervision).
- make records and equipment needed for learning purposes available.
- allow the preceptor(s) and student to participate in administrative and allied health meetings.
- allow the student to complete field experience hours as agreed upon between the student and the facility.
The RD PRECEPTOR at your facility:
- is a registered dietitian with at least 1 year of full-time experience post-registration. At least 6 months of this experience must be related to the course subject matter.
- directly supervises each student in the facility for at least 50 of the required 150 field experience hours and monitors the total 150 hours. The minimum 50-hour direct supervision requirement is reduced to 25 hours for the nutrition-related experiences (Unit 3) if a CDM, CFPP or DTR trainer is able to assist the RD as a preceptor for up to 25 hours in other areas of the course.
- helps the student plan the experiences and projects following scholastic conduct and academic integrity expectations.
- reports on the student learning experiences to the UND instructor by reviewing and signing lessons.
The CDM, CFPP or DTR PRECEPTOR (optional):*
- has at least 1 year, full-time equivalent employment, post-certification as a CDM, CFPP or DTR.
- reports on the student learning experiences to the UND instructor by reviewing and signing non-nutrition-related lessons.
*NOTE: This is a training option for facilities that have a CDM, CFPP or DTR as part of their dietary personnel. A CDM, CFPP or DTR Preceptor may precept up to 25 hours of the required 50 hours for each student in non-nutrition-related learning experiences (Units 1 and 2).