INTERNSHIP PREPARED HER FOR CAREER IN DIETETICS: Lauren Srdoch feels prepared for her future in dietetics after following her IUP bachelor’s degree with the department’s graduate-level dietetics internship.
Accomplish the next step toward becoming a registered dietitian: complete the one-year IUP Dietetic Internship program while earning 18 graduate credits.
This program is open to students who have a bachelor's degree and a verification statement from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The IUP dietetic internship is accredited to admit 12 interns.
The dietetic internship provides students with practice skills in nutrition education, nutrition intervention, clinical nutrition, and management (food service and community).
After completing the internship you may finish your MS in Food and Nutrition online from a distant location or remain at IUP and be eligible for a graduate assistantship.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides complete information about the requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and lists all of the accredited programs that exist.. The following criteria must be met to earn the RDN credential:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, and
Coursework in dietetics from a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and a verification statement from an accredited dietetics program, and
The IUP Food and Nutrition Dietetic Internship is a supervised practice program that is accredited by ACEND.
Many interns elect to complete the remaining MS degree requirements immediately following the dietetic internship program. The IUP dietetic internship includes 18 graduate credits, of which 15 may be applied to your MS degree. Thirty six credits are required for the completion of the Master of Science in Food and Nutrition. By 2024, all new registered dietitians will be required to have a master’s degree, making the IUP master’s program an excellent choice in order to compete with future registered dietitians.
Our program features three rotations which provide diverse supervised practice experiences.
Successful candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be considered as a candidate for a dietetic internship at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Dietetic internship appointments are awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or military service. Marital status, age, and geographic area of the applicant are not considered.
See Admissions Requirements and How to Apply for more information.
The purpose of the Dietetic Internship is to educate interns to achieve a successful career in the field of dietetics. The program director, faculty, and site supervisors work with each intern to ensure successful completion of the program. Nevertheless, it is the full responsibility of each intern to satisfactorily complete the program, as described on this website. Successful completion of the program ensures that interns will receive a Verification Statement, which is required to take the national registration exam.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Dietetic Internship program has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics until December 31, 2021. The next Accreditation Review is scheduled for the fall of 2020.
ACEND may be contacted at:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics120 South Riverside PlazaSuite 2000Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 1-800-877-1600 Ex. 5400; 312-899-0040 Ext. 5400
Please check back for more information about our upcoming Open House in January 2018.
For additional information regarding the Dietetic Internship Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please contact:
Jodie Seybold, MS, RDN, LDN
Dietetic Internship Director
911 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
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