Syracuse University Dietetic Interns and Programs

"Syracuse University offered its first nutrition courses in 1917, which means we have been educating future food and nutrition professionals for over 100 years. Over the last century, nutrition education needs have evolved, and so have our nutrition programs. On campus, students benefit from hands-on learning in culinary labs working with experts in nutrition, food policy and public health. Our Nutrition Assessment, Consultation and Education (ACE) Center prepares students with traditional and emerging professional competencies critical to effective nutrition practice. A purposefully outfitted demonstration kitchen supports our integrative nutrition curriculum, which uses food as medicine to support disease treatment. Off campus, dietetic interns prepare for careers in dietetics working with dietitians in various settings."

Our graduate programs include:

  • Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition Science;

  • Certificate of Advanced Study: Dietetic Internship;

  • Certificate of Advanced Study: Integrative and Functional Nutrition (NEW)

Please welcome the 2021 - 2022 Syracuse University Dietetic Interns: 


Get to know each intern by reading their bios below and checking out their features on Instagram.

Who knows, you might be precepting or working with them in the future!

Registered Dietitian (RD) Mentorship Program

For those of you who are interested in becoming an RD, this is a great opportunity to have a mentor and gain experience in the field.

The Registered Dietitian (RD) Mentorship Program is designed to help undergraduate and graduate nutrition students and RDs network with each other and develop professionally. Students will have the opportunity to gain "hands-on" learning experiences as they assist RD's with various projects they identify. In addition to gaining experiential learning, students will receive mentoring and gain insight in the profession. Both the RD and the student will have the opportunity to expand their professional skills.


This program will run from September 2021 to April 2022, and the deadline to sign up was September 9th.

Sign ups for mentees can be found on the website, in the 'Apply 2021-2022' section. For more information, please visit their website or contact with any questions. The RD Mentorship program can also be found on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn by searching "rdmentorship program".

Falk College Nutrition Science and Food Studies Awards 2022

The Nutrition Science and Dietetics in Falk College is pleased to recognize the outstanding work of its undergraduate and graduate students for excellence:

Emily Gere Coon Award: Mariana Perez Lugo

Nutrition Science and Dietetics Research Award – Undergraduate: Mariana Perez Lugo

Florence B Potter Memorial Award: Alyssa Quinn

Marjorie V Dibble Scholarship Award: Eliza Mulloy

Ruth Tolley Award: Junhui Yang

Victoria F Thiele Scholarship Award: Elizabeth Kot

Victoria F Thiele Scholarship Award: Tess Palin

Peer Leader in Nutrition Science and Dietetics Award: Madison Baker

Selleck Award: Olivia Templeton

Faculty Award for Excellence in Nutrition Science: Samantha Jezak

Falk Scholars: Samantha Jezak and Olivia Templeton

Vershann Icem-Wright Professional Promise in Nutrition Science and Dietetics Award: Samantha Sutton

Victoria Li Scholarship Award: Eleni Karakasi

Outstanding Dietetic Intern – Director’s Award: Shaila Chohan

Susan J Crockett Prize for Student Leadership: Olivia Mancabelli

Outstanding Graduate Assistant in Nutrition Science Award: Akriti Shrestha

Outstanding Graduate Student in Nutrition Science Award: Rebecca Garofano

Nutrition Science and Dietetics Research Award – Graduate: Justin Pascual

The Falk College food studies program would like to congratulate the following Class of 2022 award winners:

Chef’s Prize: Avalon Gupta VerWiebe

Food Justice Award: Anna Zoodsma

Community Engagement Award: Erica Rose Lushan

Culture and Commensality Award: Rose Noterman

Research Award: Phoebe Ambrose

Roseane do Socorro Gonçalves Viana Human Rights Award: Ellen Pitstick

Roseane do Socorro Gonçalves Viana Human Rights Award: Michelle Tynan

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