Dietetics Internship Program

Dietetic Internship Director
Amanda Newell

The Dietetics Internship program is housed in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Mission

The mission of the Dietetic Internship program is to prepare well-rounded, competent entry-level dietitians through excellence in education, scholarship, and applied professional and supervised experiences with an emphasis in wellness so they may become leaders in the dietetic health profession.

Dietetic Internship Master of Science Program (DI-MS)

The Bradley University DI-MS program has received Accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND): 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 (1-800-877-1600).

Goals

  1. Graduates are prepared for careers as registered dietitians.
  2. Graduates are prepared for professional growth and continuing education/lifelong learning.
  3. Graduates are able to incorporate wellness into their profession.

Admission requirements

Students who apply to this program will apply through the DICAS and D & D Digital during the spring match. Admission to the DI-MS program requires the following:

    • Undergraduate degree in food, nutrition, dietetics or a related field that complies with the accreditation standards as defined by ACEND for Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPD). Students must provide a verification statement from the DPD Director.
    • Overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
    • GRE scores must be reported on the application form.
    • Complete application must be submitted for consideration.
    • Acceptance into the Graduate School.

Course of study

Total hours: 49-52

The DI-MS program is a 2-year program, with a total of 49 to 52 credit hours for the combined DI-MS program. This includes 33 (thesis track) to 36 (non-thesis track) academic credit hours for the MS portion and 16 credit hours for the supervised practice of the DI portion.

  • First Year - Fall Semester (9 hours)
    • FCS 603 Advanced Nutrition Metabolism - 3
    • FCS 604 Seminar- 1
    • FCS 608 Nutritional Counseling - 2
    • FCS 641 Research Methods in Nutrition and Wellness I- 3
  • First Year - Spring Semester (9 hours)
    • FCS 601 Community Nutrition Intervention - 3
    • FCS 609 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy - 3
    • FCS 646 Statistical Methods in Nutrition Wellness - 3
  • First Year - Summer Semester (7 - 8 hours)
    • FCS 606 Nutrition and Wellness - 3
    • FCS 698 Supervised Practice - 2
    • FCS 699 Thesis Research (2) or Non-thesis: Elective (3)
  • Second Year - Fall Semester (9-10 hours)
    • FCS 604 Seminar - 1
    • FCS 698 Supervised Practice - 6
    • FCS 699 Thesis Research (2) or Non-thesis: Elective (3)
  • Second Year - Spring Semester (9-10 hours)
    • FCS 604 Seminar - 1
    • FCS 698 Supervised Practice - 6
    • FCS 699 Thesis Research (2), or Non-thesis: Elective (3)
  • Second Year - Summer Semester (5 hours)
    • FCS 616 Applications in Wellness - 3
    • FCS 698 Supervised Practice - 2

For the DI-MS program, students who elect to do the non-thesis track will select 9 credit hours from one of the following options:

Option 1

Counseling:

  • ENC 586 Counseling Diverse Populations - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 620 Introduction to Counseling: Professional Orientation - 2 hrs.
  • ENC 622 Counseling: Ethics and Law - 2 hrs.
  • ENC 623 Pre-practicum in Counseling- 3 hrs.
  • ENC 624 Theories and Techniques of Counseling - 3 hrs.
  • ENC 625 Principles in Group Counseling - 3 hrs.

Option 2

Curriculum and Instruction

  • ETE 651 Curriculum Theory and Development - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 653 Instructional Strategies and Designs - 3 hrs. 
  • ETE 654 Program Evaluation - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 655 Instructional Theory - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 663 Schooling in a Diverse World - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 665 Technology Infusion - 3 hrs.

Option 3

Global Perspectives

  • FCS 610 Topics in Global Wellness - 3 hrs.
  • FCS 612 Cultural Influences in Food & Nutrition - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 663 Schooling in Diverse World - 3 hrs.
  • NUR 533 International Health and Nursing - 3 hrs. 
  • ENC 586 Counseling Diverse Populations - 3 hrs.