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Dietetic Internship

Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Program

Penny Kris Etherton, Ph.D., R.D.
Denise Conforti Lawson, M.S., R.D.
Department of Nutritional Sciences
110 Chandlee Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-9105
Fax: 814-863-6103

Penn State's Dietetic Internship Program is a post baccalaureate, general, supervised practice program. Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and hold a valid Verification Statement from a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) may submit an application for consideration. The internship program is structured according to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Accrediation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetic Internsthip Programs (DI). Students are required to complete 15 graduate-level credits earning a grade a "B" or better. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the registration examination to obtain the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)/Registered Dietitian (RD) certification administered by the Commisstion on Dietetic Registration. 


NUTR 595A(3), NUTR 595B(3), NUTR 595C(1), NUTR 595D(6), NUTR 595E(1), NUTR 595F(1)

Students must earn a grade of 'B" or better


Effective Date: Summer 2017
Expiration Date: Summer 2022


Last Revised by the Department: Spring 2017


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