In addition to course work, students are strongly encouraged to obtain work or volunteer experience in nutrition and dietetics. Students not able to obtain these experiences or who wish to further explore a particular area of nutrition and dietetics practice may choose to complete a practicum in nutrition and dietetics. In the past, students have completed practica in hospitals, nursing homes, and community health agencies. Students also have the opportunity to participate in nutrition related research projects. Recent projects have been related to nutrition assessment, sports nutrition, and the health habits of college students.