The ACU Dietetic Internship certificate program at CitySquare equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to become a Registered Dietitian. Throughout the 44 week internship program students will focus on “Poverty and Community”, the only program in the country to include poverty as part of its area of study.
Abilene Christian University’s Dietetic Internship program is a 15-hour graduate-level certificate program designed to prepare students with the academic and clinical training to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The program, which is located in Dallas in partnership with ACU at CitySquare, is one of the first programs in the nation to offer an internship program with an emphasis on “Poverty and Community”.
The internship program is 44 weeks and includes 35 weeks of supervised practice rotations, 1 week of orientation, 5 weeks of holidays/vacation, and a 3-week weight management course that takes place before the week of orientation. The internship cycle will begin in August and end in June of each year.
- The rotations provide interns with entry-level competence for work in any areas of dietetics.
- Graduates will be especially equipped to serve populations that have disabilities or are in poverty.
The ACU Dietetic Internship has received Candidacy Status for Accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
ACU's Dietetic Internship program prepares students to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians through unique experiences that focus on community and poverty.