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Dietetic Internship Program

 

NEW!
Beginning in Fall 2017, students admitted to the Hunter Dietetic Internship Program have the option to enroll in our new Master of Science in Nutrition program, provided they meet all prerequisites.

The Hunter College Dietetic Internship Program is a supervised practice program that enables graduates the eligilibility to write the registration examination for dietitians, and to apply for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Dietetic Internship Program provides a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice experience to meet the competencies for entry-level dietitians and the standards of education set forth by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Completing both a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DP) and Dietetic Internship Program, in addition to passing the registration examination for Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists, are key requirements to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. The registration is governed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Details on requirements can be found here.

 

ACCREDITATION
Hunter's Dietetic Internship program, within the School of Urban Public Health, is accredited by ACEND, 120 South Riverside Plaza, #2190, Chicago, IL  60606.

 

DIETETIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Dietetic Internship Program is to provide interns with a rigorous, high-quality educational and supervised practice experience that will prepare them as competent and effective dietetic practitioners with a focus in urban public health and community nutrition. The Dietetic Internship Program provides interdisciplinary practicum and didactic experiences that will prepare dietetic interns to attain entry-level competencies in nutrition therapy, food service systems management, community nutrition, and public health nutrition. Dietetic interns will develop ethical values consistent with professional health care and abide by codes of practice while practicing within diverse multi-ethnic urban communities.

We value:
Diversity
Life-long Learning
An interdisciplinary approach to healthcare
Socially and ecologically sustainable food systems

 

GOALS

1.  The program will prepare interns to be competent entry-level dietitians, with a specialty in community and public health nutrition.

       Objectives:

  • The Dietic Internship program will maintain a 95% or higher completion rate.
  • A minimum of 80% of graduates will find employment in the field within six months of graduation.
  • A minimum of 80% of program graduates will indicate that they are satisfied that the Dietetic Internship prepared them for employment.
  • 90% of Dietetic Interns will achieve an overall intern performance rating of good to very good from preceptors for all entry-level competencies.
  • 90% of employers will indicate that program graduates are well-prepared for positions in entry-level dietetics.
  • A minimum of 80% of first-time test takers will pass the RD exam.      


2.  Program graduates will be prepared to actively address the changing health needs of society, and to address the unique needs of metropolitan areas such as New York City.

      Objectives:

  • A minimum of 80% of program graduates will indicate that they received good or excellent preparation in community/public health nutrition.
  • 90% of Dietetic Interns and graduates will become involved in professional organizations, such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietetic Practice Groups, local chapters, and/or the American Public Health Association.

 

Outcomes data is available upon request.

 

CONTACT
Dr. Victoria Fischer
Director, Dietetic Internship Program
Hunter College
School of Urban Public Health
Silberman Building, Room 503
2180 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10035
(212) 396-7773
victoria.fischer@hunter.cuny.edu

 

ESTIMATED FINANCIAL COSTS FOR THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

All tuition and fees are determined by the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice.

Cost per semester for 6  credits (part-time)
Tuition Student Activity Fee Technology Fee Consolidated Service Fee Internship Fee* Total Annual Cost







NY State Resident $5,100.00 $13.45 $62.50 $15.00 $125.00 $5315.95
Out-of-State $9360.00 $13.45 $62.50 $15.00 $125.00 $9575.95

 

Dietetic Interns are required to enroll as non-degree graduate students to the Hunter School of Urban Public Health (seeHunter's Graduate Admissions website), and, thereby, do not qualify for financial aid. Registration & tuition is due by the deadlines posted on the Registrar's website ('One Stop for Students') each registration period. Without full payment, students will not be considered registered and will not be admitted to class.

 

Additional estimated costs for New York City (NYC)

Housing: Costs are highly variable.
If sharing a rental apartment with at least one roommate, consider a minimum of $12,000 /yr + utilities. Most landlords also expect first and last month's rent security deposit.
Books: $200 - $300
Transportation: NYC public transit Metrocard minimum of $32 per week. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from assigned sites. Whenever possible, practice sites easily accessible by public transportation have been selected.
Food: Variable, average is about $2,000 - $2,500/yr. During internship placement, meals are the responsibility of interns, however some meals may be provided by rotation sites.
Insurance: Health Insurance average cost is $1,400/yr (not provided by CUNY) and Liability Insurance is $35/yr.
Incidentals: (Entertainment, apparel, other) - Average $2,700/yr.

 

*Note: Students are enrolled in the Dietetic Internship Program only and are registered for 6 credits per semester. Although the student is considered full-time by the Dietetic Internship Program, the student is considered part-time by Registrar for calculation of tuition. Dietetic Interns who require proof that they are enrolled in a full-time program can request a letter of full-time status from the Dietetic Internship Director.

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