Dietetic Internship - About Us
The Dietetic Internship at the Center for Disabilities is a post baccalaureate program for individuals who have completed Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements and at least a bachelors degree. The internship provides the supervised practice experience necessary to become eligible to take the national registration examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
The concentration area for the Dietetic Internship is adults and children with disabilities. There are two options available in the Dietetic Internship - a full time (10 month) program which requires at least a bachelors degree and a full time (7 month) program which requires at least a masters degree in nutrition or a nutrition related field.. The full time (10 month) program runs from September through June. The full time (7 month) program runs from September through April.
Applications for both programs must be received by February 15, 2013.
Applications for the Dietetic Internship should be submitted electronically. Visit the Application Procedure page for more information. Please note - Federal financial aid is only available for students working towards a masters degree.
There are no graduate assistantships associated directly with the Dietetic Internship. However, depending upon federal grant funding available, students enrolled in South Dakota State University's graduate nutrition program may be eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship through the South Dakota LEND Program. The application for the South Dakota LEND Program is due by March 1, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Visit the South Dakota LEND Program page for more information.
The Dietetic Internship offered through the Center for Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine at The University of South Dakota has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995, phone 312-899-5400.
Contact Amy Richards, M.S., R.D., L.N., Director of Nutrition Programs, by phone at 800-658-3080 (Voice/TTY) or 605-357-1439 or via e-mail at Amy.Richards@usd.edu.