DIETETIC INTERNSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Dietetic Internship at the University of Delaware is an Internet based program that can be completed almost anywhere in the United States. This internship interprets the missions of the University, the College of Health Sciences, and the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition through its activities to promote philosophies to include education of students, service in the community and participation in professional organizations.
Critical within this program are the requirements for interns to develop flexibility, initiative, and resourcefulness, creative problem solving and an ability to work with others. The program makes extensive use of State of the Art technology.
This internship provides graduates of a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of food and nutrition science, and to acquire competencies needed to practice dietetics in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of the program, each student will receive a verification of completion certificate and be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
Graduates of the Dietetic Internship at the University of Delaware are expected to be able to function as entry level practitioners in clinical, food service, and community dietetic roles. Each is expected to operate independently with high levels of professionalism and integrity. Each is expected to successfully challenge the registration examination for dietitians.
Note: As of January 1, 2024, all individuals wishing to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians will be required to have earned at least a Master’s degree.
Forty-six states have enacted legislation regulating the practice of dietetics. State licensure and state certification are entirely separate and distinct from registration or certification by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Information on laws regulating dietitians/nutritionists by state can be found at https://www.cdrnet.org/state-licensure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The University of Delaware is required to comply with state and federal laws regarding the delivery of distance education. Please see the University’s State Authorization page for more information.