Dietetic Internship Program

Our dietetic internship (DI or IP) is an individualized, often one-on-one, supervised practice experience providing a minimum of 1200 hours of onsite experience monitored by a registered dietitian or individual receiving guidance from a registered dietitian.

Welcome to the University of New Haven's Dietetic Internship Program

The program provides experiences that are designed to fulfill required competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Successful completion of supervised practice results in a Verification Statement from the Dietetic Internship Director authorizing eligibility to sit for the national registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Successful passage of this exam confers the title Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Dietetic interns will be in clinical, wellness, and community settings while earning nine graduate credits that can apply to either the University’s M.S. in Human Nutrition , Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Public Health or MBA Programs.

The University of New Haven’s Dietetic Internship Program has been granted Candidacy for Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

ACEND120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040 ext. 5400
www.eatrightPRO.org/ACEND

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship program at the University of New Haven are eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN please click here.

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