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School of Adult and Graduate Education

Dietetic Internship Program

Distance Track

IInterns that choose the Distance Track are responsible for securing their own rotation sites and preceptors for all supervised practice experiences. This allows interns the opportunity to design a rotation schedule that aligns with their professional goals and begin making contacts in the community of their choice. 

All interns are required to travel to Cedar Crest College to complete a mandatory three-day orientation on campus (scheduled in July).

NOTE: Cedar Crest College cannot currently support supervised practice rotations in California.

Online Master in Nutrition

Distance interns will earn 12 graduate upon successful program completion.  Distance track interns have the option of dual enrollment in the DI and the Cedar Crest College’s Fast Track online graduate program degree option. Distance track Interns who choose dual enrollment, will be required to take 6 additional graduate credits (two classes) during their internship totaling 18 graduate credits. (For more information: Master in Nutrition).

Online classes include:

DI-Required Graduate Classes  

  • 3 credits: Clinical Nutrition
  • 3 credits: Food Service Management
  • 3 credits: Community Nutrition
  • 3 credits: Community Concentration or Diabetes Concentration

[Optional] Fast Track Masters in Nutrition Classes

  • Fall: 3 credits: Cultural Competency and Ethics In Health 
  • Spring: 3 credits: Health Policy and Advocacy or other elected class

NOTE: Distance Interns enrolled in the Fast Track option will have full time graduate status during the DI for financial aid assistance. If not enrolled in the Fast Track option, interns will have part time graduate status during the DI for financial aid assistance.

Upon completion of the Dietetic Internship, interns can finish the Masters in Nutrition program ONLINE at Cedar Crest College at a 20% discounted rate if they have continuous enrollment.

Please note: an essay on Professional Goals must be submitted after acceptance into the Dietetic Internship Program.


Please see How to Apply/Distance Track