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Dietetic Internship

Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Program

Penny Kris Etherton, Ph.D., R.D.
Marie Y. Kamp, M.B.A., 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 postbaccalaureate, 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) 2012 Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Standards. Students are required to complete 15 graduate-level credits earning a grade of "B" or better. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.



  • 595A. Application of Community Nutrition -- Internship (3)
  • 595B. Application of Food Service Management -- Internship (3)
  • 595C. Application of Basic Clinical Nutrition -- Internship (1)
  • 595D. Application of Advanced Clinical Nutrition -- Internship (4)
  • 595E. Introduction to Nutrition Research -- Internship (1)
  • 595F. Professional Portfolio -- Internship (1)

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2012
Expiration Date: Summer Session 2017

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-02-067

Review Date: 10/02/2012


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