Dietetic Internship

About the Internship

Academic Coursework

Enrolled interns must complete five graduate courses (12 credits) before entering supervised clinical practice.  You must receive a B or better (no pass/fail permitted) in each required internship course in order to be placed in the 27-week supervised practice component.

These courses are:

NUTR-GE 2000.02       New Graduate Student Seminar: Nutrition Section (0) (F, Sp)
NUTR-GE 2190.01       Research Methods (3) (F, Sp)
NUTR-GE 2037            Medical Nutrition Therapy (4) (F, Sp)
NUTR-GE 2037.002     Medical Nutrition Therapy Recitation
NUTR-GE 2196            Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessment (2) (F, Sp)
NUTR-GE 2198            Nutrition Counseling Theory & Practice (3) (F, Sp)

Supervised Clinical Practice

Interns complete supervised clinical practice rotations in clinical nutrition therapy (13 weeks), community nutrition (3 weeks), clinical nutrition management (1 week), food service management (6 weeks), NYU Pediatric Dental Clinic (1 week), and staff relief (3 weeks) - a total of at least 1200 practice hours along with classroom instruction.

If you begin the academic component of the dietetic internship in fall semester, then you begin the on-site component around January/February.  If you begin the academic component of the dietetic internship in spring semester, then you begin the on-site component around July/August.

Concurrent with supervised clinical practice, interns register for the remaining 6 credits of the 18 credits required for the Dietetic Internship in two consecutive semesters:

NUTR-GE 2146   Clinical Practice in Dietetics I (3 credits)
NUTR-GE 2147   Clinical Practice in Dietetics II (3 credits)

Practice sites (subject to change):

Possible community rotations include: