Western Kentucky University has openings for second round match and will follow the recommended procedures outlined by D & D Digital for the second-round match. Students wishing to be considered for open positions during this process should make their application available to Western Kentucky University. Applicants should also email the Director of the Dietetic Internship Program- email@example.com - notifying that the application has been made available. Appointments for open positions may begin being offered as soon as the updated match/no match list is made available.
The mission of the WKU dietetic internship is to prepare competent entry-level dietitians who assume leadership responsibilities within their profession and who are engaged citizens in their communities.
Goal 1: The program will prepare graduates to be competent entry-level dietitians or professionals in fields related to dietetics.
Goal 2: The program will prepare graduates to be professionally involved and to assume leadership responsibilities in the dietetics profession.
Goal 3: The program will prepare graduates to be engaged in their communities either professionally or through service activities.
* Bold lettering indicates outcomes required by ACEND.
The Western Kentucky University Dietetic Internship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; 800/877-1600. For information on dietetic program accreditation, refer to: http://www.eatright.org/ACEND
The Dietetic Internship (DI) at Western Kentucky University (WKU) has a concentration in Community Nutrition and resides in the Department of Applied Human Sciences (AHS) within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS).
The DI program is a full-time, 9-month program, and will start the week before the fall semester begins at Western Kentucky University. The program accepts ten (10) interns each year. Students will complete 32 weeks of supervised practice, with 12 weeks devoted to Medical Nutrition Therapy, 10 weeks to Community Nutrition, and 10 weeks to Foodservice Systems Management. Supervised practice hours are 40 hours/week. The program includes 1208 hours of dietetic supervised practice experiences with a concentration in Community Nutrition.
This DI is a post-baccalaureate program, leading to a Graduate Certificate in Dietetic Practice. The 12-hour graduate certificate will include the following didactic courses:
HMD 583 Foodservice Systems Management (3), HMD 584 Community Nutrition (3), HMD 586 Medical Nutrition Therapy in Practice (3), HMD 587 Seminar in Concepts and Methods of Dietetic Practice (3)
Part of the HMD 587 Seminar in Concepts and Methods of Dietetic Practice course will be online with the course culminating the last week of the internship in which the interns will have presentations, case studies, and an exit interview. For the remainder of the internship, students will be completing their required supervised practice hours and completing the other courses online (Foodservice Systems Management, Community Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition Therapy in Practice).
Outcome data measuring achievement of program objectives is available by contacting the internship director at: firstname.lastname@example.org .