Dietetics internship

2013-14 dietetics interns

2013-14 Bluffton University ISPP dietetics interns

The Bluffton University Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) dietetics 2013-14 interns are posed to graduate on May 16, and the selection process for 2014-15 interns will begin in early May.

About Bluffton's internship opportunity
Bluffton's ISPP has an emphasis on community and public health nutrition. This program is similar to a traditional internship in that we organize your supervised practice rotations, but with the flexibility to tailor your experience to address individual interests and goals. Additional professional enrichment opportunities include attendance at dietetics conferences, individual and group projects and seminar days.

Bluffton interns will not only gain valuable dietetic experience, they will also be part of a campus community with access to educational, cultural and spiritual activities, the support of our Career Development Center services and optional on-campus housing. Plus, interns who complete our program are eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetics registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN.)

Bluffton University's ISPP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago Ill., 60606-6995, phone 312-899-0040 ext 5400 or http://www.eatright.org/ACEND. Bluffton's program exceeds ACEND program standards for RDN exam pass rate.

2014-15 Dietetic Internship calendar:

  • Orientation and class days: Monday-Friday, Aug. 25-29
  • Intern class days: Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 24 - 25
  • Intern make-up day (if needed): Wednesday, Nov. 26
  • Thanksgiving break: Thursday - Sunday, Nov. 27- Dec. 1
  • Intern class days, Mid-year review: Monday - Tuesday, Dec. 22-23
  • Christmas break: Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 4
  • Good Friday holiday: Friday, April 3
  • End of the year review/c;ass day/ tentative RD exam review course; Monday-Thursday, May 18-20
  • Intern graduation; Friday, May 22

Because of the supervised practice hour requirements, dietetic intern breaks do not necessarily coincide with the Bluffton undergraduate holiday/break schedule.

Application information for the 2015-16 internship year will be posted in early spring 2015, pending proposed changes in the second round DI matching process.