Winthrop University: Graduate School - Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2204
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Graduate Certificate - Dietetic Internship

 

The Dietetic Internship Certificate program combines theoretical and practical experiences that enable future dietetic professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge and ability to excel in such areas of dietetics as medical nutrition therapy, public/community health nutrition, corporate wellness programs, sports nutrition, and school food service.

 

Internship Director: 

Stephanie Nielsen

nielsens@winthrop.edu 

803/323-4521

 


 

Click below to learn more about the program!

 

      The Dietetic Internship has been granted continued accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The address and phone number of ACEND are:

      120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
      Chicago, IL 60606-6995
      800/877-1600 Ext. 5400

      Dietetic Internship Courses* required in the program include the following:

      NUTR 528 (3). Dietetic Internship: Supervised Practice Experience. ACEND accredited dietetic internship.

      NUTR 529 (3). Dietetic Internship: Supervised Practice Experience. ACEND accredited dietetic internship.

      NUTR 530 (3). Dietetic Internship: Supervised Practice Experience. ACEND accredited dietetic internship.

      NUTR 531 (3). Dietetic Internship: Supervised Practice Experience. ACEND accredited dietetic internship.

       

      Total Credit Hours: 12


      *Dietetic Interns complete NUTR 528 and 529 in the fall and NUTR 530 and 531 in the spring.


      Six hours of course work may be counted toward the M.S. degree in Human Nutrition; in addition, interns may take NUTR 604, which may be applied toward the MS degree requirements.

      Students completing the MS in Human Nutrition program, post baccalaureate Dietetic Internship Certificate Program receive a Verification Statement and are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

      In this program, students take 12 semester hours of graduate credit; six hours of which may be applied to the Master of Science in Human Nutrition degree program.

 

 

      Applicants and the dietetic internship program director are notified of the results in mid-April.

      Note: All admission materials must be received by the Graduate School office before an application will be reviewed

       

      Students are required to have a baccalaureate degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university before they enter the Dietetic Internship program.

       

      Applying for this program is a two-step process: 

      Step 1:

      Applicants should apply through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) at https://portal.dicas.org/. Application requirements are available on the dietetic internship website. Internship application materials, an application checklist, and information on the early acceptance option are also available on this website and from the Department of Human Nutrition, 302 Dalton Hall, or by phone, at 803/323-2101. Interns completing the Certificate Dietetic Internship program are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. 

      Step 2:

      Interns who are accepted through DICAS and matched with Winthrop University Dietetic Internship will be contacted and instructed to apply for admission to Winthrop's Dietetic Internship Certificate Program through the Graduate School Application requirements include the online Graduate School application, official General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, and official transcript(s) sent directly to Winthrop from the issuing institution(s). 

      Acceptance into the program is highly competitive. Selection criteria are based on:

      1. Strength of the undergraduate academic record
      2. Relevant work and volunteer experiences in the field of dietetics
      3. Letters of recommendation
      4. Scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
      5. Personal interview*

      *The selection committee, composed of professionals in the field of dietetics and faculty members, evaluates the applications, interviews the candidates, and ranks them accordingly. The selections are then submitted to a computer matching service contracted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Applicants and the dietetic internship program director are notified of the results in mid-April.

 


 

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Please note: Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master's degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor's degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about these requirements visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited didactic program at Winthrop University are eligible to apply to an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program/apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN. 

 

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Last Updated: 7/13/22