Program: Dietetic Internship Certificate
Certificate of Dietetic Internship
The Certificate of Dietetic Internship (DI) program enables students to complete the required hours of supervised practice and coursework necessary for eligibility for the Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
As required by federal law, the Gainful Employment Disclosure (.pdf) is provided for the Dietetic Internship Certificate program.
A. Admission Requirements
To be admitted to the Certificate of Dietetic Internship program, applicants must possess:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in any field of study.
- A verification statement from an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) approved/accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or a declaration of intent to complete the DPD courses prior to starting the Dietetic Internship.
- No less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Applicants for the Certificate of Dietetic Internship program with less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA who can demonstrate evidence of academic acumen may submit their application for consideration and must take and include GRE scores.
- The CSUN DI participates in the Dietetic Internship Central Application Services (DICAS) and D&D Digital Online Dietetics Internship Matching Service for AND. Applications for the DI must be submitted through DICAS and D&D Digital for consideration.
B. Program Requirements
FCS 570 Practicum in Nutrition Therapy (3-3)
FCS 571 Practicum in Food Service Systems Management (3)
FCS 572 Practicum in Community Nutrition (3-3)
FCS 573 Seminar for Dietetic Interns (3-3)
FCS 606 Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism (3)
FCS 607 Carbohydrate, Lipid and Protein Metabolism (3)
FCS 681 Research Methods (3)
FCS 682 Research Applications (3)
Total Units Required for the Certificate: 33
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Chair: Yi Cai
Sequoia Hall (SQ) 141
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Certificate of Dietetic Internship program should:
- Demonstrate knowledge of human ecological theory and the integrative nature of the family and consumer sciences profession.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge from their program of study to current and future issues of well-being for individuals, families and global communities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethical standards.
- Apply professional practice standards and skills.