Major: Dietetics

Location: CT, United States

Course; Grading: DIET 4591/4691; Satisfactory (S) / Unsatisfactory (U)
Course co-requisites; Grading: N/A; N/A
Possible number of credits: Zero
Course prerequisites: Completion of undergraduate dietetics coursework and acceptance into the Dietetic Internship Program.
Minimum class standing and GPA: Post-Baccalaureate
Academic work requirement: 1200+ hours of supervised practice. Some lecture hours and discussion groups required.
Can non-majors receive credit? No
Internship is a graduation requirement for
this program:
After successful completion, a verification statement will be issued which indicates the student can sit for the national registration examination for dietitians.
When course is offered: Fall (DIET 4591), Spring (4691)
Additional information: The Dietetic Internship is granted accreditation by the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6695, (800) 877-1600. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. AH 5350 & 5351 are required to be taken in the fall semester.


Sample Internship opportunities for Dietetics majors:
Medical Nutrition Therapy, Community Nutrition, Food Service Management, Research

Sample organizations where Dietetics majors have interned:
The majority of clinical experience is at Hartford Hospital, an 867 bed urban acute care facility, including a level 1 trauma center.

Ways to find an internship:
Internships can be found on Handshake, or through online resources found at

For more information about internship policies in this department, please contact:
Ellen Shanley, Dietetics Program Director
Koons Hall

Sponsor:College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources