This post-baccalaureate program is for students who have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics and wish to fulfill the supervised practice requirements and gain adequate knowledge to successfully take the dietetics registration exam in order to prepare themselves for meaningful and productive entry-level professional practice.
- 10 interns accepted each program year
- A concentration in community and public health nutrition
- A full-time experience coordinator who arranges didactic experiences, supervised practice sites and preceptors; helps develop rotation experiences that meet competency requirements and provide meaningful activities for interns; and serves as an advisor to interns in the program.
- 9 months of full time (40 hours/week) supervised practice and didactic experiences from late August through May .
- 18 hours of graduate level credit for practicum experiences (9 in fall and 9 in spring)
- Part of a campus community with access to career development, technology, library and financial aid services and with the availability of educational, recreational and spiritual activities
Aug. 29, 2016 - May 26, 2017
Orientation week: Monday-Friday, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2016
Classes held the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month
RD Exam review course (tentative): Monday-Wednesday, May 22-24, 2017
Graduation dinner (tentative): Friday, May 26, 2017
Thanksgiving: Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 23-27, 2016
Christmas - Monday, Dec. 18, 2016-Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
Good Friday - Friday, April 14, 2017
NOTE: Because of the supervised practice hour requirements, dietetic interns holiday breaks do not always coincide with Bluffton University undergraduate holiday schedule.
Development and integration of clinical nutrition knowledge, skills and competency requirements in clinical settings. Credit/no credit.
Development and integration of knowledge, skills and competencies in food systems management practice settings. Credit/no credit.
Development and integration of community and public health nutrition knowledge, skills and competency requirements in varied community and public health settings. Credit/no credit.
Continuation of the development and integration of clinical nutrition knowledge, skill and competency requirements in clinical practice settings. Credit/no credit.
Continuation of the development and integration of knowledge, skills and competency requirements in food systems management practice settings. Credit/no credit.
Continuation of the development and integration of community nutrition and public health nutrition knowledge, skills and competency requirements in community and public health settings Credit/no credit.
- Completion of a Dietetic Internship Centralized Application without previously being matched to a dietetics internship program participating in DICAS
- Submission of a copy of the complete DICAS application with verification statement from DPD program, personal statement, resume and 3 letters of recommendation*
- Transcripts sent to Dietetics Internship Experience Coordinator
- Payment of application fee
- On-line admissions application through the office of adult and graduate education
- Submit official copies of their college transcripts if not done previously
Dietetic internship tuition and fees for 2015-16:
|Application fee (non-refundable, $50 pre-paid)||$50*|
|Tuition (2 Semesters Practicum w/18 credit hours)||$15,000|
|Technology fee ($100 per semester)||$200|
|Campus parking permit ($10 additional for second vehicle)||$50|
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics student membership ($50)
- Professional Liability insurance ($20-60)
- BCI and FBI background check ($60)
- Flu shot for current season ($20-30)
- CPR Certification (varies)
- Two lab coats (up to $80)
- Books and supplies ($200-400)