Thank you for your interest in the Solmaz Institute for Obesity Dietetic Internship. Lenoir-Rhyne University was recently granted Candidacy for Accreditation for the Solmaz Institute for Obesity Dietetic Internship Program by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) Board. Dietetic Interns will be part of a team that provides nutrition education and wellness services to the community through the Solmaz Institute. The first interns arrived at Lenoir-Rhyne in the fall semester of 2011. 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 the ADA. At this time there are no other programs with this concentration.
The Solmaz Institute for Obesity Internship offers three options: Two in North Carolina including a Hickory area and an Asheville area option. We also offer a Nation-wide option. Any qualified applicant may apply to either (or both) options.
Instructions for Application
Spring 2013 Second Round: All positions for the 2013-2014 Dietetic Internship year have now been filled. Thank you for your interest in the Solmaz Institute Lenoir-Rhyne University Dietetic Internship Program.
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To graduate the intern must complete the required didactic work, supervised practice hours, graduate course work and successfully complete the Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Training and demonstrate satisfactory performance and competence throughout the program rotations as evaluated by site preceptors and Dietetic Internship Director. The intern must complete all program and self assessments as well as exit interview with Dietetic Internship Director. The intern must demonstrate no misconduct, academic or non-academic, and must perform ethically in accordance with the values of the American Dietetic Association. 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.
The DI starts August 19, 2013 and ends May 16, 2014*. Interns receive a 2 week break from December 23,2013 through January 3, 2014 and a one week break from March 10 to March 14, 2014. Interns will also receive the following days off: November 27-December 1st. Please see Appendix D in the Student Handbook for a detailed calendar.
* All interns, including Nation Wide and Asheville, are required to attend the 2 week orientation (August 19 -30) and the 1 week capstone class (May 12-16) in Hickory, North Carolina. Please plan accordingly.
Dates for mandatory Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management: TBA. Dietetic interns are responsbile for the costs associated with attending the training. Our interns do receive a reduced rate specific to our internship program.
For more information please contact Dr. Julie Covington, Dietetic Internship Director at email@example.com .