Dietetic Internship: CertDepartment: Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences Department
College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
The Dietetic Internship (DI) is a graduate certificate program that provides the required supervised practice experience for students that have completed the necessary didactic dietetics coursework and have a desire to be become a Registered Dietitian. Dietetic interns complete 31 weeks of supervised practice and concurrent graduate online courses in clinical, community, and foodservice management with a program emphasis in Child Nutrition Programs and School Food Service Systems Management. After completion of this certificate, students are eligible to sit for the national registered dietitian examination.
Completion of this certificate and previous completion of the didactic dietetics coursework permits students to sit for the national registration dietitian examination and to become a registered dietitian. A Registered Dietitian is a highly-qualified health professional, recognized as an expert on food and nutrition. Dietitians are employed in a variety of settings and work in management or as clinicians in:
- Healthcare institutions
- Home health agencies
- Government-funded agencies and programs
- Wellness programs
- Private practice
Select degrees and programs are not available at all Utah State University locations. Please contact a regional campus advisor to verify program availability.If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.