About the Idaho State University Dietetic Internship (DI)

ISU Health Professions Mission - Dietetic Internship

Mission Statement

The mission of the ISU Dietetic Internship (DI) Program is to provide a supervised postgraduate practical experience that exceeds the performance requirements of the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), which prepares interns for successful completion of the registration exam and entry-level practice.


The Idaho State University Dietetic Internship is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education, American Dietetic Association, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-6995.  Phone: 800-877-1600.

Program Goals & Outcomes

Program Goal #1:  Prepare interns to become professionally competent registered dietitians through a comprehensive supervised practice experience.

Outcome measures:

  1. Ninety percent of interns will complete the program.
  2. Ninety percent of interns who complete the program will take the exam within 1 year of completion.
  3. Ninety percent of interns who take the RD exam will pass on the first time.
  4. Mean registration exam scores will be greater than or equal to the national average.
  5. Ninety percent of working RD’s will be satisfied that the DI program adequately prepared them for careers in dietetics.
  6. Ninety percent of RD’s will receive satisfactory ratings from employers.

Program Goal #2:  Develop effective and self-reliant professionals who are committed to lifelong learning.

Outcome Measures:

  1. Interns will rate the session on CDR Professional Development Portfolio as useful or higher greater than or equal to 80%.
  2. Ten percent of the alumni will seek graduate degrees, obtain specialty certification or have a leadership role in a professional organization.

Dietetic Internship Program in Brief

The Dietetic Internship (DI) Program provides for supervised experience in clinical, community, and administrative dietetics leading to a certificate of completion. Graduates of the Dietetic Internship Program will be eligible to take the National Registration Exam for Dietitians.

Program Eligibility & Admission:

  1. Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, Family and Consumer Sciences (Home Economics), or Food and Nutrition and have completed Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements as established by CADE of the American Dietetic Association.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 is required for admission.
  3. Seventeen (17) students, eight (9) in Pocatello and eight (8) in Meridian will be admitted to the program with the April computer match, with a start date in August.

NOTE: Enrollment in the Idaho State University Didactic Program in Dietetics and/or fulfillment of specific requirements does not ensure admission into the Dietetic Internship Program.

New students are admitted to the Dietetic Internship Program during the fall semester. Candidates should submit all application materials no later than February 15th for admission the following fall semester. If February 15th falls on the weekend or holiday, the application is due by the next business day. A $50 non-refundable fee will be charged for processing applications.

Last Modified: 12/19/11 at 02:48:29 PM 12/19/11


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