Dietetic Internship Program
A dietetic internship is a program completed following completion of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited undergraduate or certificate nutrition program. Under the supervision of dietitians in the field, interns complete a minimum of 1200 hours of practice as well as additional coursework, beginning the first week in August until mid-May. Areas of practice include clinical, community, and food service operations of dietetics. Upon completion of the program, interns are expected to have developed the skills necessary to become entry-level dietitians.
The Dietetic Internship (DI) Program at Lipscomb University is positioned to provide supervised practice and didactic learning experiences to educate students to successfully function as entry-level generalist dietitians in the state, region, and nation. The curriculum is designed to provide for achievement of the competencies established for entry-level dietitians through excellence in both the classroom and supervised practice settings, encouragement of community service, and commitment to the Code of Ethics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- To prepare graduates to serve competently as entry-level dietitians;
- To encourage, motivate, and support interns to complete the internship program;
- To affiliate with facilities that will provide progressive, professional role models who participate and will involve interns in the activities of the dietetic and healthcare teams;
- To use program resources efficiently and effectively;
- To prepare graduates to demonstrate a commitment to the community through service in a variety of ways; and
- To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the education process on a continuous basis.
For more information contact Anne Lowery MS, RD, Dietetic Internship Director at 615.966.5746 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.