DIETETIC INTERNSHIP

Program Overview

This 24 credit-hour program prepares graduates to work as a Registered Dietitian in a variety of settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, foodservice, schools, community health programs, food companies and wellness centers.

This program is designed exclusively for students holding a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a didactic program in nutrition and dietetics from a U.S. college or university or a foreign equivalent accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). For admission requirements, please contact the Admissions Outreach Office at 847.925.6700 or visit harpercollege.edu.

Graduates of this certificate program receive a verification statement and are eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Program Requirements

Required:

Number Course Title Credits
NTR 296 6

Description: Focuses on medical nutrition therapy for health conditions and disease states. Prepares students through case studies, simulations and hands-on learning activities.

Prerequisite: Admission to Dietetic Internship program.

Concurrent Enrollment: Must be enrolled in NTR 298 or NTR 299.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2021

NTR 297 6

Description: Focuses on principles of management, food service, community nutrition and wellness as it relates to nutrition. Prepares students through projects, field trips, simulations and other alternate practice experiences.

Prerequisite: NTR 296 with a grade of B or better.

Concurrent Enrollment: Must be enrolled in either NTR 298 or NTR 299.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2021

NTR 298 6

Description: Offers students assigned clinical experience in approved health care and community agencies. Emphasis is placed on the Nutrition Care Process.

Concurrent Enrollment: Must be enrolled in NTR 296 or NTR 297.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2021

NTR 299 6

Description: Offers students assigned internship experiences in food service operations, wellness, health care and community agencies.

Concurrent Enrollment: Must be enrolled in NTR 296 or 297.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2021

Last Updated: 8/5/21