Immaculata’s full-time dietetic internship, currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, will give you 1,200 hours of supervised practice in a hospital, food service and community settings with an emphasis in cultural competence and diversity in dietetics practice. The dietetic internship will provide you with masters-level coursework, prepare you for the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) exam, and help you secure a job in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
Following the successful completion of the supervised practice portion of the internship, you will receive a verification statement that will be submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for eligibility to take the national registration examination to be a registered dietitian nutritionist. You may continue to enroll full- or part-time to complete the master’s program in nutrition education.
This full-time internship begins in late August and can be completed in approximately 10 months. 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.