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Dietetic Internship Program

Overview of the Dietetic Internship Program

Established in 2010, Cedar Crest College’s highly competitive and fully accredited dietetic internship program provides a comprehensive background and essential experiences both in the classroom and in the community.

Our program

  • Enrolls 25 students annually in two tracks; 10 onsite and 15 remote (distance)
  • Meets the mandatory 1,200 hours of supervised practice to help prepare for entry-level practice as outlined in the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Length of rotations in Clinical, Foodservice, and Community are structured to allow the intern to equally explore possible career paths.
  • Two concentration options in diabetes or community nutrition.
  • 31 weeks accelerated program. (August – April)
  • One week orientation at Cedar Crest campus with hands on simulation practice experiences (typically scheduled in July before Internship begins)
  • Interns will earn 12 or 18 graduate credits (depending on track) during the internship which are fully transferable into Cedar Crest College’s ONLINE graduate program (Master’s in Nutrition)
  • After successful completion of the Dietetic Internship, interns will be able to sit for CDR credentialing exam and become licensed as a registered dietitian/nutritionist as applicable per state.

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