Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning opportunities are available to UC Davis students through two unique programs. These are the undergraduate internships that are offered at local facilities/programs, which are coordinated through the UC Davis Campus Internship and Career Center, and secondarily, the opportunity to work directly with on-campus research scientists in their laboratories or in clinical research studies. Students are encouraged to participate in experiential learning in the field of nutrition and dietetics in order to enhance career preparation and success.

The FSM 120L Quantity Food Production Laboratory requires experiential learning through lab experiences at local foodservice facilities. The course utilizes three campus Dining Services sites and three off-campus foodservice facilities as a “living lab” of foodservice production. As this is experiential learning, the students will not be used to replace employees and the students cannot be compensated for their work except for a modest meal.