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The mission of the IUP dietetic internship is to prepare individuals for entry-level dietetic practice by providing quality opportunities to advance food and nutrition knowledge and practice skills in accordance with the requirements established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Fulfillment of this mission will support the vision of the IUP dietetic internship: our commitment to prepare graduates who are highly skilled, lifelong learners who meet or exceed entry-level professional competencies. 

The philosophy of the Department of Food and Nutrition’s dietetic internship is based on IUP’s commitment to higher education and our vision of the characteristics of the professional of the future. The professional of the future will shape the food choices and impact the nutritional status of the public by exhibiting:

  • A thorough understanding of food and nutrition theory
  • Excellence in the delivery of high-quality programs and services
  • The ability to educate the public using food and nutrition theories
  • Leadership skills
  • Ethical behavior
  • Respect for diverse societies and viewpoints
  • The ability to collaborate with others
  • The ability to manage materials and resources
  • Commitment to lifelong learning skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Communication skills
  • An ability to adapt to change
  • An ability to utilize emerging technology
  • A commitment to advocacy for the profession
  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
  • Fax: 724-357-3007
  • Semester Office Hours
  • Monday–Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– Noon
  • 1:00–4:30 p.m.