The Dietetic Internship program has been planned by the Nutrition Faculty to be in accord with the mission and goals of our organization and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), and the Standards of Professional Performance of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Dietetic Internship emphasizes educational experience and prepares an intern to progress from a student to a professional. In addition to theoretical knowledge, our interns benefit from extensive experiential education provided by many professional resources of Long Island and the New York City area. The interns develop professional attitudes, values and competence in a variety of learning environments including health care facilities, food service operations, and community agencies. The program promotes the attainment of critical and expressive abilities, ethical practice, and self-assessment skills. During their development as competent professionals, interns will learn decision-making and leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues. Our learning environment is supportive of an individual's needs and encourages self-development and a commitment to life-long learning. Our program seeks to provide current didactic and experiential education for interns who will become competent entry-level Registered Dietitians.
Goals of the Dietetic Internship
- To prepare dietetic interns who meet the requirements for entry-level dietetics practice.
- To produce practitioners who will have the necessary skills to contribute to professional practice and leadership in various settings, and who participate in lifelong learning