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 early 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
- On-campus apartment-style housing and university dining meal-plans available to interns
Aug. 25, 2014 - May 15, 2015
Thanksgiving Nov. 26-30
Christmas Dec 24, 2014 -Jan 4, 2015
Good Friday April 3, 2015.
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 2012-13:
|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|
|Optional campus housing in Elm St. or Schultz Hall
(private rooms $1890/semester or small rooms
|Optional campus dining meal plan
- 15 Meal Plan $2375/semester
- 10 Meal Plan $2275/semester
- Commuter Meal Plan $900/semester
|Optional Student Health Insurance||$1500|
- 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)
- Two lab coats (up to $80)
- Books and supplies ($200-400)
Financial aid/payment options:
Semester plan: The intern s costs are divided into 2 semester installments. The basic tuition/fee cost for each semester is $7,600, with $15 parking pass paid during the first semester. The first payment is due Aug. 20, 2012, the second semester payment is due on or before Jan. 2, 2013.
Monthly payment plan: The intern s total bill for tuition and fees is divided up into 10 equal installments due the first of each month, beginning in July 2012. There is a $25 per semester participation fee which is incorporated in this amount. For students receiving financial aid, the initial payment and the monthly installments will be calculated individually.
Updated July 2014