Dietetic Internship (DI) is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation
Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South
Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800-877-1600. The DI
program is only open to students who have completed the ADA foundation knowledge
and skills in previous undergraduate work. The DI allows for the mastery of
practitioner competencies set forth by The American Dietetic Association for
entry level dietitians through approximately 1201 hours of supervised practice
experience in cooperating facilities as described previously for the CMD program.
Upon successful completion of the dietetic internship students are eligible to
write the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
The Viterbo University Dietetic Internship provides
supervised practice experiences aligned with the Accreditation Council for
Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. We prepare students to be Registered
Dietitians who serve as faithful and ethical leaders.
applicant must satisfy the following criteria:
- hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited
- completed the American Dietetic
Association approved minimum academic requirements, as evidenced through a
Verification Statement from a Didactic Program in Dietetics;
- have a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative
undergraduate grade point average (GPA)
criteria used in the decision to accept a student include grades in
undergraduate science and nutrition courses and good verbal and communication
skills. The number of eligible students accepted is limited by the number of
opportunities for placement in supervised practice facilities. All applicants must
participate in the national computer matching system for dietetic internships. Students
must also complete required immunizations and successfully complete a
Background Information Disclosure form and a criminal history check that is in
compliance with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law. Those whose criminal history check
identifies bars to clinical placement or places restrictions on client contact
may not be allowed to progress in the program.
- NUTR 368, 371, 373, 450, 471, 473,476