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Dietetic Internship Program

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

The Hunter College Nutrition Internship Program (IP) is a supervised practice program that enables graduates to establish eligibility to write the registration examination for dietitians and to apply for active membership in The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The IP, accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accreditation body of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 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 ACEND.

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the  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 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. This mission is further encapsulated in our values statement:

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

THE GOALS OF THE  INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ARE:

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

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.

Goal Data Assessed Outcome Measures
1.  The program will prepare interns to be competent entry-level dietitians, with a specialty in community and public health nutrition. % of enrolled interns completing the program & receiving a verification statement The IP will maintain a 95% or higher completion rate.
Alumni surveys A minimum of 80% of graduates will find employment in the field within 6 months of graduation.
Alumni surveys A minimum of 80% of program graduates will indicate that they are satisfied that the dietetic internship prepared them for employment.
Employer surveys 90% of employers will indicate that program graduates are well prepared for positions in entry-level dietetics.
5-year average 1st time pass rate 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. Alumni surveys A minimum of 80% of program graduates will indicate that they received "good" or "excellent" preparation in community / public health nutrition
Alumni surveys 50% of IP graduates will enroll in or complete the Hunter MPH program or a Master's Degree program in nutrition or public health at another institution within 3 years of graduation from the DI.
IP Exit Survey and Alumni surveys 90% of dietetic interns and graduates will become actively involved in professional organizations, such as the American Dietetic Association (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), Dietetic Practice Groups, local chapters, and/or the American Public Health Association.



 

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.

 

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