Immaculata University has a long tradition of preparing leaders in the field of nutrition. The Graduate Nutrition Education Department continues to meet this challenge by offering the M.A. degree in Nutrition Education with an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetic Internship. The Dietetic Internship reflects the integration of the academic expertise of the University with the medical and dietetic expertise of health care facilities in the surrounding geographical area. The practice component of the internship is designed to respond to changes in the evolving profession of dietetics, to lead students to become translators of the theories and content of nutrition science to the public and other professionals, and to provide students with the opportunity to develop strong, appropriate, entry-level dietetic performance skills.
The Internship can be completed full-time or part-time. The program begins in late August. Course requirements are GEN 502, NED 641, 645, 655, 659, 662, 663 and 664 (24 credits). GEN 502, NED 641, 645 and 655 can be completed prior to acceptance into the internship or concurrently.
The Internship includes 1,200 hours of supervised practice in clinical, food service, and community rotations. Following the successful completion of the supervised practice portion of the Internship, students will receive a verification statement confirming their eligibility to sit for the registration examination for dietitians (R.D.) and their names will be submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for eligibility for the RD examination. Students may continue to enroll full- or part-time to complete the master’s program.