The faculty believes in providing opportunities which develop and enhance the professional growth of the student. Membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is required. As a matter of policy, students are also encouraged to participate in professional meetings, conventions, projects, etc. The following activities are highly encouraged: (1) student memberships in local, state, and national professional organizations; (2) preparation, display, and presentation of professional-related exhibits, essays, etc.; (3) participation in National Nutrition Month activities; and (4) attendance and participation at any function in which new knowledge or the quality of professionalism is enhanced. Some reimbursement for registration fees (in- and out-of-state) is available from College of Allied Health Student Association.
- Oklahoma City District Dietetic Association meetings (OCDDA);
- Conventions of the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (fall and spring)
- Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibits (FNCE), the annual convention of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (held each fall).
The faculty encourages students to also attend other nutrition-related meetings and seminars, which are offered at times other than those, which require the student to be in scheduled experiences. Approval to attend conferences, seminars, etc., which conflict with routine academic schedules is to be arranged through the course faculty after securing initial approval from the preceptor at the respective affiliation site.