The Dietetic Internship at the University of Connecticut is a post-baccalaureate certificate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education*.
Becoming a registered dietitian (RD) is a three step process:
- Didactic Coursework ( To apply for an internship, the student must successfully complete an accredited didactic program in dietetics.)
- Supervised Practice (dietetic internship
- Pass the national registration examination.
During the internship program, students receive 1200 + hours of supervised practice in
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Community nutrition
- Food service management
The majority of clinical experience is at Hartford Hospital, an 867 bed urban acute care facility including a level 1 trauma center. The internship is 9 1/2 months and students earn six graduate credits.
- Program Mission, Goals & Outcomes
- Graduate Courses
- Program Completion Requirements
- Gainful Employment
In the state of Connecticut, an individual who is an RD may apply to the State Department of Public Health and become a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist.
* The Dietetic Internship is granted accreditation by the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics's Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6695, (800) 877-1600. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.