Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate

Gain practical experience while you prepare to become a Registered Dietitian

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

USJ’s Dietetic Internship is a graduate certificate program that prepares dietetic interns to become competent entry-level registered dietitians. The program allows dietetic interns to discover and strive to achieve their full potential, both personally and professionally. It is open to students with a B.S. in Nutrition who meet ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) requirements.

The DI program is currently granted continued accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) which is the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon completion of 1,000 hours of supervised practice experience in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and foodservice management, graduates will receive a verification of completion and are eligible to take the registration examination to become a registered dietitian (R.D.).

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Program Facts

  • Dietetic interns receive nine graduate credits toward an online MS in Nutrition.
  • Optional Sports Nutrition rotation.
  • This program prepares students to sit for the registration examination to become a registered dietitian (RD).

USJ Nutrition Programs

(Online) M.S. Nutrition
Combined (Online) Nutrition, M.S. & Dietetic Internship
Sports Nutrition Graduate Certificate

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    Michelle MacKenzie, MS, RDN, CD-N
    Director, Dietetic Internship
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 860.231.5254

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