Development of Nutrition Education Modules for Dietetic Undergraduate Students to Increase Counseling Skills

Jenna Tulane Stephens, Utah State University

This work made publicly available electronically on May 31, 2012.


With only half (53%) of schools across the country having a dedicated nutrition counseling course, (1) there is a need for another way to educate students on the important skills associated with counseling. Schools could implement online modules such as these to assist students in becoming more proficient in counseling. This paper will summarize research available for counseling theories, skills, and development of modules, and then discuss successful models that have been previously developed.