Experiential Learning Opportunities For Nutritional Sciences Students

Click on a topic below for links to experiential learning opportunities and support resources. 


UT CNS offers many courses in which students have the opportunity to learn through authentic science projects and other experiences. 

See the courses taught with an experiential learning component below. 

Nutritional Sciences courses 
CNS courses - all departments

Undergraduate Research

One of the most in-depth experiential opportunities available to Nutrition students is
independent research within a faculty member’s research group.

The lists below are not exhaustive. TIDES offers weekly drop-in advising/consulation for CNS students seeking opportunities. 


The purpose of an internship is to gain valuable skills and experience, explore and refine your career interests, and network with professionals in your field.  Also, internships allow you to apply concepts you have learned in the classroom in a real-world, work environment.  

CNS Career Services is your college resource for career exploration and internships. 

TIDES offers drop-in hours each week in Painter Hall 3.04 for students who would like to discuss strategies for getting invovled in experiential learning activities and connecting with CNS and campus resources. The list below is a sample of opportunities and is not exhaustive. 

  • Opportunities

USDA Food and Nutrition Science Student Internship Program
American Society for Nutrition Opportunities for Students
CNS Career Services Search Tools for Jobs and Internships
CNS Career Services Job/Internship feed

  • Resources

CNS Career Services Job/Internship feed
CNS Career Services Guide for Nutritional Sciences
CNS Course Credit Options for Internships

Other Activities

Science Sprints

If you're interested in "doing science" and are looking for a shorter-term way to be involved, try out a Science Sprint! Science Sprints are one-day intensive, fun events bringing interdisciplinary teams of 10-25 undergraduates together to work on a meaningful science problem. All CNS majors are welcome.
Spring 2018 Science Sprint Topics and Registration Information