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The IUP dietetic internship is completed in 12 months (full-time enrollment); additional semesters of online coursework are necessary to complete the MS degree requirements.

Enrollment in the internship on a part-time basis is possible under special circumstances. Contact the program director for more information about how to apply for admission as a part-time intern and to obtain a curriculum plan to complete the internship requirements on a part-time basis (24 months completion time).

The table below describes courses and activities for Phases I–III of the dietetic internship (full-time enrollment), including credits earned and number of weeks.

Courses and Activities for Phases I–III
Courses Title Credits Weeks
Selected FDNT courses by the Department Faculty Phase I: Bridge Courses
Academic studies that focus on student preparation for the rotation experiences in areas of clinical nutrition, management, nutrition education, and nutrition intervention.  These courses are taken online.
9 6
FDNT696* (up to 6 credits can count toward the M.S. degree) Phase II: Supervised Practice Experience Rotations
Dietetic internship: Clinical, management, nutrition education, nutrition intervention

DESSG seminars, special projects, professional development hours, dietetic internship meetings
9 40

Phase III: Jean Inman RD Exam Review
Follow up with case studies, assignments, and experiences during the internship. Professional development for entry level dietetics practice.
0 3
Twelve-month Calendar for the IUP Dietetic Internship
  Phase I Phase II
Block 1 Rot. 1
Phas II
Block 1 Rot. 2†
Phase II
Block 2 Rot. 3
Phase II and III
Months Jul./Aug. Aug./Oct. Dec.–Feb. Feb.–April May–June
Weeks (approximate) 1–6 7–16 17–29 30–40 41–52
Courses FDNT Courses TBD FDNT696
Other activities   Dietetic internship meetings, DESSG seminars, special projects, professional development hours, RD exam review

†There are 10 (approximately) business days of vacation built into Block 1: Rotation 2 (Phase II).

  • Food and Nutrition Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 102
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4440
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