Dietetic Internship - Program Overview
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Mount Mary's Dietetic Internship (DI) is a post-baccalaureate program for students who have completed Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements and a bachelor’s degree, and who need to complete the supervised practice component necessary to meet the requirements for Registered Dietitian (RD) exam eligibility.
This generalist program with a concentration in disease prevention and health promotion provides students with meaningful experiences using entry-level competencies as well as exposure to several specialty areas within dietetic practice, while furthering their education with graduate courses.
The program does not provide for extensive review of prerequisite knowledge prior to or during the experiences. Students who require a review of academic content may wish to contact the Director of the Coordinated Dietetic Program at Mount Mary College for information about an alternate route to becoming a Registered Dietitian.
Interns are full-time graduate students, and earn 18 graduate credits toward the 37-39 credits required to complete the Master of Science in Dietetics during the 9 ½ month internship. Ten of these credits are earned by taking the DI Dietetics Practice courses Monday through Friday, approximately 40 hours per week. The other eight credits are earned from graduate courses taken in the evening and/or on Saturdays with other graduate dietetics students. See program structure.
Mount Mary’s Dietetic Internship program is unique in that interns’ rotations are arranged based on areas of interest and career goals.
Upon successful completion of the DI, interns will be issued a Verification Statement and be eligible to apply to take the registration exam. Students are encouraged, but not required, to find work and complete the master's degree on a part- or full-time basis.
Mount Mary's dietetic internship program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, (800) 877-1600, ext. 5500.
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