The Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate program consists of 16 credit hours. The program is designed for those individuals who already possess a graduate degree. The program prepares graduates for entry into careers as registered dietitians. Successful completion of the internship allows the student to take the registration examination to acquire the registered dietitian (RD) credential and enter the profession as a registered dietitian.
- Certificate requirements are normally completed within 8 months of admission to the program although a maximum of 12 months is allowed.
- Cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 for all KU graduate certificate coursework.
- Enrollment in a minimum of one (1) credit hour the semester the program is completed. Graduate certificates may not be granted retroactively.
- Successful completion of 1,000 hours of supervised practice in a variety of practice settings. Satisfied through enrollment in a minimum of 8 credit hours of DN 827 Practicum in Dietetics and Nutrition.
The practice experiences include clinical and community nutrition, food and nutrition management and a culminating practice area of interest experience designed by the intern to meet personal professional and educational goals. Interns are able to choose from a variety of practice sites for each experience and are encouraged to submit ideas for new practice sites to the program director.
- Receive a passing score on all ACEND core competencies.
- Successful completion of a minimum of 16 credit hours including the following courses:
Course List Code Title Hours DN 822 Management Dietetics & Nutrition I 1 DN 823 Management Dietetics & Nutrition II 1 DN 825 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3 DN 826 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3 DN 827 Practicum in Dietetics and Nutrition 8 Total Hours 16
- Pass the program final exam with a score of 80% or greater (or raw score of 25.0 or higher).
Graduate credit from another institution may not be transferred to a graduate certificate program.
Certificate requirements and course descriptions are subject to change. Any courses taken as an equivalent must be approved by the Graduate Director and the Office of Graduate Studies. In most cases, use the catalog of the year student entered the program. Other years’ catalogs».