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Dietician Internships

Should I Consider An Internship?

Many dietitian and nutritionist degree programs require an internship before graduation. Some do not. Others provide them but do not require them to be done. However, for those that wish to become board certified by the American Dietetic Association or the specific state board certification for which they choose to practice, an internship will be required.

Internships are usually a supervised work-study program lasting between six and nine months. Some last up to one year. Master’s degree programs offer additional work-study programs as well. However, all include practical work, supervised by a licensed nutritionist, dietitian, nurse or physician, with real patients and real ailments. An internship is to be taken seriously, as this is the best preparation possible before entering the field of nutrition and dietetics.

As the field has become more demanding, the internships have become more competitive. Those who wish to find an internship program either before or after graduation should maintain an above average GPA with as much extra credit work as possible. Moreover, many internships are given to those with specific goals they are working toward. For this reason, those who are applying for internships in the nutrition field should be as specific as possible about what area you would like to practice. This will increase your chances of being matched with an internship that provides the experience you are looking for.

What Types Of Classes Make Up A Dietctian Degree?

A degree in nutrition or dietetics will cover all aspects of the career. Upon graduation, those with nutrition or dietetic degrees will have taken courses that prepare them for many different duties that those in the profession face each day. A well-rounded degree program will most likely include the following list of classes:

  • Food Science
  • Food Service Management
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biology
  • Nutrition Science
  • Health & Fitness
  • Health Science
  • Health Care Management/Administration
  • Family Health

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