Nutrition and Dietetic Internship Program

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    The 2019-20 dietetic interns visit the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

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    Wellness rotation through Kalamazoo People's Food Coop.

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    Physical assessment practice with grip meter.

Attention Spring 2021 DICAS applicants: The WMU Dietetic Internship Program does not interview any applicants. We hope you take this into consideration as you rank-order your internship choices.

Announcements

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In addition to the master’s degree, CDR will continue to require (1) completion of an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) that most dietetics students complete as undergraduates, and (2) completion of an ACEND accredited dietetic internship.  The WMU dietetic internship program satisfies this second requirement.  Completion of WMU’s master’s program in Family and Consumer Sciences with emphasis in dietetics will satisfy the master’s requirement. In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. More information can be found at CDR’s website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree.

Applicants: Please note that the WMU Nutrition and Dietetic Internship Program does not contact any applicants to conduct interviews.

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