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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog

Dietetic Internship Program, CAS


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Contact:

Debra Connolly, Director, Dietetic Internship Program
550 White Hall
Phone: (315) 443-2386
 
Kay Sterns-Bruening, Interim Director, Dietetic Internship Program
557 White Hall
Phone: (315) 443-9326

Core Faculty:

Jennifer Wilkins

Staff:

Donna Sparkes, Administrative Assistant
 

Description:

The internship program supports students as they prepare for careers as entry-level dietitians. It builds on academic skills acquired in an accredited didactic program in dietetics. The internship consists of 1200-hours of supervised practice focusing on the nutrition care process as it applies to communities, families, acute care, long term care, outpatient programs and feeding programs. It includes a concentration focusing on outcomes research, and management.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians offered through the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR). Successful completion of the RD exam is usually a prerequisite for state licensure or certification.

Accreditation:

The internship is accredited by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606; 312-879-0040; ext. 5400).

Admission:

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution offering an accredited didactic program in dietetics and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework and 3.0 in DPD coursework.

Applicants are selected through D&D Digital Systems, a computerized matching service that serves as a clearinghouse to match internship applicants and programs. The process requires applicants to go online and register with D&D Digital before their deadline by completing an online profile and payment. Applicants rank/ prioritize the list of internships after they register.

In addition to the D&D process, applicants to Syracuse University’s Dietetic Internship will use the online centralized internship application found on the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) website.

DICAS is an online applicant portal, for use by students who are applying to Dietetic Internship programs that participate in the DICAS Match. The DICAS Online is a service of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

A $35 non-refundable application fee for Syracuse University students or a $40 non-refundable application fee for non-Syracuse University applicants is required by February 15, 2017.

Financial Support:

Students only enrolled in a CAS program are not eligible for department financial aid.  Additional information regarding loan availability for CAS programs can be found at  https://graduateadmissions.syr.edu/funding/  

Gainful Employment Disclosure:

For more information about our CAS graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit Syracuse University Gainful Employment Disclosure page (https://www.syracuse.edu/about/consumer-information/gainful-employment/) and click the title of the CAS.

Transfer Credit: 

A maximum of three credits from a combination of transfer and/or external examinations/extra-institutional and experiential learning will be accepted toward a C.A.S.

Student Learning Outcomes


The program’s curriculum provides learning activities to attain the breadth and depth of the core competencies and program-defined concentration competencies based on accreditation standards. Below are the student learning outcomes for the program.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

1. Integrate scientific information and research into practice

2. Demonstrate beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors for the professional dietitian level of practice

3. Develop and deliver information, products and services to individuals, groups and populations

4. Apply principles of management and systems in the provision of services to individuals and organizations

CAS Program Requirements


The 13 credit hour Dietetic Internship Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) is a dietetic internship program that can be pursued with or without a graduate degree.

The internship program supports students as they prepare for careers as entry-level dietitians. It builds on academic skills acquired in an accredited didactic program in dietetics. The internship consists of 1200-hours of supervised practice focusing on the nutrition care process as it applies to communities, families, acute care, long term care, outpatient programs and feeding programs. It includes a concentration focusing on outcomes research, and management.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians offered through the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR). Successful completion of the RD exam is usually a prerequisite for state licensure or certification.

The internship is based on the current standards of Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606; 312-879-0040; ext. 5400).

Transfer Credit

A maximum of three credits from a combination of transfer and/or external examiniations/extra-institutional and experiential learning will be accepted toward a CAS.

Program Requirements


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