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Features of the Program

The dietetic internship program features:

  • A 12-month dietetic internship with a concentration in Intervention and Community Education (ICE)
    • All interns meet the required ICE competencies by completing enrollments in the coursework and in the Intervention and Community Education rotations. The competencies that this concentration will help interns meet are to:
      • Refine public speaking skills, including formal, extemporaneous, and small group.
      • Interpret and incorporate current research in teaching pedagogy.
      • Provide nutrition education in the academic setting.
      • Create effective nutrition education messages which are likely to result in behavior change.
      • Develop an intervention program assessment, implementation, and outcomes evaluation plan.
      • Conduct counseling and education for patients/clients with complex needs.
  • An opportunity to complete both Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics experiential requirements while earning graduate credits, and the opportunity to subsequently complete a Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition online
  • Located in the semi-rural community of Indiana, Pennsylvania, within commuting distance of Pittsburgh

Support Services Available for Students’ Success

  • IUP Libraries, with 770,000 book volumes, 100,000 bound periodicals, 1.7 million items of microforms, 3,900 periodic subscriptions, 35,000 media holdings, and in excess of 24,000 volumes of government publication. IUP Libraries are accessible through an online catalog, and online searching is available.
  • IUP campus computer laboratories with the latest versions of Microsoft Office, Internet access, nutrient analysis, and statistical analysis programs
  • Applied Research Laboratory providing statistical support for graduate student research
  • Possible eligibility for financial aid and/or deferment of existing student loans. Visit the IUP Office of Financial Aid for more information.
  • Potential for a graduate assistantship after dietetic internship completion to support the second year of graduate study through a partial/full tuition waiver and stipend.
  • 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.