The ACU Dietetic Internship (DI) graduate certificate program at CitySquare in Dallas equips you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to become a registered dietitian.
The mission of the Abilene Christian University Dietetic Internship is to equip interns who model Christian values to become Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists to lead and empower individuals, especially those with economic need, to achieve better nutrition and healthier lifestyles.
Throughout the 44-week internship program, you and your classmates will focus on “Poverty and Community,” the only program in the country to include poverty as part of its area of study.
Your academic and clinical training here is rooted in Christian values, and you will be prepared to serve the majority of the population, but especially those that have disabilities or are in poverty.
Consistent with the mission of CitySquare, you will focus your time on the issues of hunger, health, housing and hope:
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The Abilene Christian University Dietetic Internship has been granted Candidacy Status for Accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Accreditation includes self-analysis, preparation of a self-study report, and an on-site evaluation visit by a team of professional peers. Dietetics educators and practitioners, appointed by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) board, participate in the peer review process to determine if a program is achieving its own educational objectives and meeting the accreditation standards. The ACEND board accredits programs that are able to meet these standards.
Candidacy status is awarded after review of an eligibility application and self-study report and an on-site evaluation indicate that the program is progressing toward compliance with the Accreditation Standards and demonstrates institutional readiness to implement the proposed program. The Abilene Christian University Dietetic Internship has been granted Candidacy status. After candidacy for accreditation is granted, the program may enroll students. Students on premises and enrolled after candidacy is granted will be considered graduates of an accredited program on successful completion of the program.
If you would like to be notified when further details become available, please contact Graduate Admissions at 325-674-6911, toll free at 855-822-3267, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completion of the dietetic internship allows interns to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Application for state certification/licensure (if applicable) may be made after credentialing.
The contact information for ACEND is as follows:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600, ext. 5400
|Degree||Graduate Certificate in Dietetic Internship (CER)|
|Program length||1 year; View Program Schedule|
|DICAS application deadline for Fall 2018||February 2018|
|Tuition and Fees||Financial Aid is available to students through loans. For further information on financial aid, contact Student Financial Services at 325-674-2643.|
You will take courses such as:
In order to successfully complete the CitySquare Dietetic Internship, all interns must receive an A or B on the graduate courses, complete all rotation evaluation forms and present the completed and signed evaluation forms (including self-evaluations) to the Dietetic Internship Director within the designated time frame; and have a satisfactory rating or above on all evaluations. The Dietetic Internship director will provide additional evaluations on projects and research that are required throughout the internship.
Students who successfully complete online classes typically have the following characteristics:
Each intern must successfully complete all supervised practice rotations and graduate courses associated with the DI. The Abilene Christian University Dietetic Internship does not have a policy for assessing prior learning or competence. No credit is given for prior learning experiences or competence. The maximum amount of time for completing all DI requirements is 66 weeks from the time the student begins the internship.
All of these goals and objectives can also be found in the Dietetic Internship Handbook. The mission, goals, and objectives will be monitored at least annually for program effectiveness. Program outcomes data are available on request.
Applicants must first apply on the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) online applicant portal. DICAS is a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and offers applicants a convenient, state-of-the-art, web-based application service. The DICAS application may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org.
The admission requirements for the DICAS are:
The admission requirements for the ACU Dietetic Internship program:
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