The Dietetic Internship represents one of the final two steps in the process of becoming a Registered Dietitian. It comes after the undergraduate degreee is earned and provides 9 months of experiential learning that are required before the RD exam may be taken.
The Southeast Missouri State University Dietetic Internship has as the emphasis area "Nutrition Education". It provides experiences in nutrition therapy, community nutrition, food service systems management, and nutrition education.
Health promotion and disease prevention along with primary and/or ambulatory health care are experienced at various sites including fitness facilities, hospitals, food service establishments, university foodservice, and numerous community agencies.
The supervised practice sites are located primarily throughout southeast Missouri. Interns have a diverse array of experiences that prepare them to be Registered Dietitians. (Access to an automobile and a computer with Internet connection are required.)
The internship is 36 weeks in length beginning in mid-August and concluding with graduation in May.
Southeast Missouri State University is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, or disability.
The program provides an opportunity to:
The Southeast Missouri State University Dietetic Internship is granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040. Http://www.eatright.org/ACEND