Dietetics Internship with Optional MS Nutrition and Wellness

 

   Dietetics Internship Program with Clinical Focus and Plant-based Emphasis  

 

New online MS in Nutrition and Wellness available! 

The Andrews University Internship Program of Nutrition and Dietetics is a post-baccalaureate, supervised practice program that qualifies graduates to take the examination to become Registered Dietitians. Students who have successfully completed a B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics may apply for this hands-on experience.

Program Highlights: 

  • The internship is an 8-month supervised practice program that is conducted at affiliated hospital sites located across the U.S. 
  • Completion of the internship enables the student to take the registered dietitian nutritionist exam (RDN) 
  • New Dual Enrollment Opportunity: Qualified students may also enroll in the online MS in Nutrition and Wellness program 
  • Program has a medical nutrition therapy (clinical) concentration with a plant-based/vegetarian emphasis.

 

Program Composition

  • Students must complete application and acceptance process.
  • Accepted applicants enroll in a full-time program requiring 40 hours of participation per week for 32 weeks. 
  • The program is comprised of a three-day orientation, 5 months of clinical nutrition, 2 months of foodservice management, and 1 month of community nutrition. 
  • The program goals reflect the major points of our philosophy: quality instruction with broad-based training concurrent with ongoing supervision, feedback, and evaluation.
  • Each rotation contains a series of competencies, objectives, activities, and assignments that must be completed in order to receive credit for the hours completed.
  • The majority of rotations are found for the intern. Exceptions include community elective, clinical elective, certain specialty rotations and occasionally other rotations, if needed.  
  • Formal evaluations will be received by each intern at the end of each rotation, and will indicate whether or not the intern has successfully completed the competencies and objectives for that particular rotation.
  • All interns will complete at least 1200 supervised practice hours during the 32-week period.
  • Bi-Weekly reports by interns are sent to program director to monitor intern progress and compliance with all policies.
  • Intern progress will be evaluated by the preceptors following each rotation and there will be a formal evaluation between the intern and site coordinator at midterm and again at the end of the program.
  • At the successful completion of all program requirements, interns are eligible for a Dietetic Internship verification statement and their name will be submitted to the CDR  to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians.                

Accreditation

The Andrews University Dietetic Internship is currently accredited by the: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190
Chicago, IL  60606-6995
Phone: (312) 899-5400

http://www.eatrishtpro.org/acend

https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend/accredited-programs/about-accredited-programs

 

Do you want more info? Have questions? Want to schdule a meeting the the Internship Director? 

Contact: Sherri Isaak, MS,RD,CDE,BC-ADM

Department of Public Health, Nutrition and Wellness

Director, Dietetics Internship

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