Dietetic Internship Program Overview
Thank you for your interest in the Solmaz Dietetic Internship. Our program has been granted Candidacy for Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), with our full accreditation visit expected in 2015. All interns who successfully complete our program are eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian (RD) certification exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The Solmaz Institute provides a unique dietetic internship that focuses on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in addition to meeting the basic competencies set forth by ACEND. At this time there are no other programs with this concentration.
The program offers three location options: Two in North Carolina (with our Hickory and Asheville campuses) and a distance option where supervised practice rotations are completed in the intern's own geographic area. For more information, please select location options on the sidebar.
The Dietetic Internship program consists of the following components:
- An orientation, during which interns will be familiarized with program details and receive preparation for the supervised practice rotations
- Four supervised practice rotations: clinical (14 weeks/560 hours), community (10 weeks/400 hours), administrative (6 weeks/240 hours) and enrichment (2 weeks/80 hours)
- Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management course offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Note: students are responsible for all costs associated with this program, including travel, registration, food and lodging. Our students do receive discounted registration for the course.
- A capstone course, designed to synthesize knowledge and skills acquired throughout the year and provide preparation for moving forward professionally
Timeline and Graduation Requirements
The Dietetic Internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) 10 month program. For 2014-2015, the program will begin with orientation from August 11-20, 2014 and end with the capstone week May 18-22, 2015.
To graduate, the intern must complete the required didactic work, supervised practice hours, graduate coursework, Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management course and demonstrate satisfactory performance and competence throughout the program rotations, as evaluated by site preceptors and the Dietetic Internship Director. The intern must complete all program and self-assessments. The intern must demonstrate no misconduct, academic or non-academic, and must perform ethically in accordance with the values of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The intern will receive a Dietetic Internship Verification Statement following successful completion of the dietetic internship. Their name will also be submitted to CDR for eligibility for the RD exam.
Instructions for Application
Please click here for Instructions for Application