The Dietetic Internship program at Illinois State University is a 21-month experience offered in conjunction with a Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. The program is designed to provide the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of clinical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, and food service management with a concentration in Leadership & Project Management.
Graduate assistantships - Assistantships pay for tuition for the first three semesters of your course of study and provide a stipend for the first two semesters totaling $3825. ALL students accepted into the program who meet basic eligibility requirements will receive an assistantship.
A low student to teacher ratio [4:1] in the graduate program and a low intern to preceptor ratio [1:1] in the internship.
Tuition waivers for the second year of the program are periodically awarded based on merit.
Each intern will be provided with a personal leadership project to manage. The project may include National Nutrition month activities in local school districts, community gardens, campus fruit and vegetable program, catering events, or other community engagement opportunities. Interns have option to gain additional experience at a week-long Diabetes Camp.
An on-campus visit is always encouraged. Please feel free to contact Dr. Schumacher to arrange a time to meet with you and discuss the exciting opportunities at Illinois State!
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The Dietetic Internship at Illinois State is currently granted continued full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND can be contacted by email, phone at (800) 877-1600 x5400, or mail (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995).