Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate Program

100 years of experience at your fingertips

By completing our dietetic internship program, you will be prepared for and eligible to sit for the RD exam, the first steps toward having a successful career in nutrition and dietetics.

For over 100 years, the Dietetic Internship Program has provided advanced education and supervised practice opportunities for future leaders in the application and advancement of dietetics.

Let us help you as you move toward your career in Nutrition and Dietetics.

97.8%completed internship requirements within 15 months (150% of program length)

95.3%of graduates, who seek employment, are employed in nutrition and dietetics related fields within 12 months of graduation.

Nutrition and Dietetics Gainful Employment Disclosure

100%of program graduates take the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists within in 12 months of program completion.

93.6%The Program’s one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionist.

SHHS Dietetic Internship Program Mission, Goals, and Objectives

SHHS Dietetic Internship Program Mission Statement
The mission of the DI is to provide advanced education and supervised practice opportunities for future leaders in the application and advancement of dietetics
Goals and Objectives

All Dietetic Internship Program Outcome Data is available upon request.

  • Objective 1: Over a three-year period, 80% or more of the Dietetic Interns admitted will successfully complete the Dietetic Internship Program within 15 months from time of admission (150% of length of program).

      For three year period (2016-2018) Graduation rate was 97.9%

 

  • Objective 2: Over a three year period, 100% of the program graduates take the CDR credentialing for dietitian nutritionists within 12 months of program completion.

For the three year period (2016-2019) 100% of interns sat for the Registration Examination for Dietitians within 12 months of program completion.

 

  • Objective 3: Over a three-year period, Dietetic Internship Programs one-year pass rate (graduates who pass the registration exam within one year of first attempt) on the CDR credentialing exam for dietitian nutritionists is at least 80%.

For the three year period (2016-2018) 97.8% successfully sat for the Registration Examination within the first year following graduation. 

 

  • Objective 4: Over a three-year period, of graduates who seek employment, 100% of Dietetic Internship Program graduates will be employed within 12 months of program completion. 

For the three year period (2016-2018) 11% of the interns were employed at graduation; 68.9% by 3 months post-graduation, by six months post- graduation 95.6% were employed and by 12 months post-graduation 100% were employed.

 

  • Objective 5: Over a three-year period, 80% or more of the Dietetic Internship Program graduates will report satisfaction with preparation provided by the Dietetic Internship Program for their first professional position on the 1-year post graduation survey.

For the three year period (2016-2018) 80% of those who responded agreed or strongly agreed that they were well-prepared for their first position.

 

  • Objective 6: 80% or more of the employers of Dietetic Internship Program graduates, who respond to the 1-year post graduation survey, will report themselves satisfied with the preparation of the entry-level dietitian.

For the three year period (2016-2018) 100% of the employers who responded agreed or     strongly agreed that program graduates were well-prepared. 

  • Objective 1 - 50% of the graduates of the Dietetic Internship Program, for whom we have data, will find employment in the state of Indiana within the first year following graduation as calculated within each five-year period.

For the three year period (2016-2018) 51% of the graduates of the Dietetic Internship Program for whom we have data found employment in Indiana for their first professional position. 

Accreditation

The Dietetic Internship Program at the IU School of Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is an accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Satisfactory completion of the Dietetic Internship Program allows the student to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians; dietetic registration is required for certification in Indiana.

Cost and finances

 

Indiana Resident

Non Resident

Fees

Tuition Total based on 30 credit hours

 

$357.00/credit hour

30 credit hours

$977.00/credit hour

30 credit hours

General, Tech,  Rehab & Repair Fees

Breakdown per semester

Fall Semester- 12 credits

 $    5,869.27

 $     10,632.60

 $     547.05

Spring Semester- 12 credits

 $    5,869.27

 $     10,632.60

  $     547.05

Summer Session- 6 credits

 $    4,268.56

 $       7,732.80

 $       304.68

Totals

$10,710.00

$29,310.00

$1,398.78

 

 

 

Additional IUPUI Fees 2018-2019

 

Interprofessional Education Fee (one-time fee)

$150.00

IUPUI Graduate Application Fee

$60.00

IUPUI Campus Parking (optional)

Student Surface Annual Permit

$414.00

International Student Visa Processing Fee (if applicable)

$125.00

 

 

Other Costs

 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Student Membership

(Mandatory)

$58.00/year

Indiana Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Spring Meeting Registration Fee

$100.00

Intern Housing

(Remember to estimate utilities and telephone charges)

A one-bedroom apartment’s estimated rent is $500-600/month

Intern Textbooks (required text)

Estimated expense ~$200

Cost of Printing/internet fees

Include paper, printer cartridges and internet connection fees

Transportation to and from the Clinical Practice Sites-

varies depending on living site and cost of gasoline, etc

State required insurance.

Estimated at $3000

Personal Health Insurance (Mandatory)

 

Malpractice Insurance

Provided by Indiana University

Scholarships

As a student in the Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate Program, you are eligible for a department scholarship:

  • Arlene Wilson Dietary Fellowship
Applications for this scholarship and others within the IU system takes place in the fall semester of the program.