Department of Nutrition

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Block Field Experiences

Block Field Poster Presentation – August 2, 2018  from 9:30 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:30 

Strong Hall Atrium, 1621 W Cumberland Ave; Knoxville, TN 37916

The Block Field Experience gives Public Health Nutrition students the opportunity to practice full time with supervision by an experienced field preceptor. It includes one week of an experience with the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities in Memphis, Tennessee, and seven weeks at a field agency. The field experiences are individually tailored to each student based on his or her needs, priorities, and interests. The Block Field Experience is a great opportunity for students to experience full-time practice and further develop their knowledge and skills. The Block Field Experience is completed during the first or second summer of study as NUTR 515 (Field Study in Community Nutrition).

Examples of past field placements include:

  • Miami-Dade County Health Department in Miami, Florida
  • Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Indian Health Service in Rockville, Maryland
  • National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Studies, Bethesda, Maryland
  • North Carolina Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

For more detailed information regarding the Block Field Experience at UT, please contact the Public Health Nutrition Program director:

Marsha Spence, PhD, MPH, RDN, LDN
Associate Professor of Practice
Director, Public Health Nutrition
Department of Nutrition
1215 Cumberland Avenue
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-1920
Phone: 865-974-6265
Fax: 865-974-3491


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