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Graduate Dietetic Internship Certificate

The Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate is a specialized credential for dietetic professionals.

Gain practical experience while you prepare to become a registered dietitian.

USJ’s Department of Nutrition offers a Dietetic Internship (DI), which is a graduate certificate program. This program is open to students with a B.S. in Nutrition who meet the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACADEMY) Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) requirements.

Upon completion of more than 1,200 hours of supervised practice experience in clinical nutrition, community nutrition and food service management, graduates will receive a verification of completion and are eligible to take the registration examination to become a registered dietitian (R.D.).

The DI program is currently granted continued accreditation status by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACADEMY) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Fall Semester

  • One week orientation
  • Class-day seminars every other week
  • 15 weeks variety of clinical experiences

Spring Semester

  • Three days early spring orientation
  • Class-day seminars every other week
  • Four weeks food service management
  • Two weeks school nutrition
  • Nine weeks of community and enrichment
  • Optional Sports Nutrition rotation

Program outcomes are available on request: Email the Director of the Dietetic Internship's Michelle MacKenzie


Student Spotlight: Dietetic Intern James Jamieson

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Dietetic Internship Certificate Program at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is widely recognized as a top program for individuals interested in pursuing careers in nutrition and dietetics. Alongside faculty guidance, students complete rotations in a variety of fields, giving them the experience that will help them succeed in the future. James Jamieson, a

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