Dietetics and Nutrition Therapy Home       Prospective Students               Current Students 



Students Seeking Dietetic Internship / Supervised Practice Preceptors
The sites we work with have asked us not to provide their information to distance students. However, we have a few ideas we can share that you may find helpful.
  • The “Find a Preceptor” database allows users to search for practitioners who are willing to be preceptors by zip code and practice area, e.g. community, food service, wellness, or medical nutrition therapy.
  • There is a Facebook group called ” Build Up Dietitians,” which provides valuable connections.
  • The school you are enrolled in can help secure your preceptor spots, so ask your Director for assistance.
If you are looking for an affordable, quality program in which you can earn a Master of Science in Nutrition and complete your supervised practice requirements in 15 months, we encourage you to explore our Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics & Nutrition Therapy Track Program. Please reach out to Dr. Alicia Landry, Program Director, to set up a Zoom meeting or phone call to learn more about this program which has a high RDN Exam pass rate and job placement rate upon graduation.
We wish you success on your Internship / Supervised Practice journey!

A registered dietitian nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who has met academic and professional requirements including:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Coursework typically includes food and nutrition sciences, foodservice systems management, business, economics, computer science, sociology, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.
  • Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration on an ongoing basis.

Over half of RDNs hold advanced degrees and in 2024 all incoming RDNs will be required to have a master’s degree. Some RDNs also hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition, nutrition support and diabetes education.

Registered dietitian nutritionists who are members of the Academy are not only food and nutrition experts — they are leaders in the field of dietetics. Members of the Academy play a key role in shaping the public’s food choices, thereby improving its nutritional status, and in treating persons with illnesses or injuries. Members offer preventive and medical nutrition therapy services in a variety of settings, including health care facilities, home health care, foodservice, business, research, grocery stores and educational organizations.

Every one of the Academy’s wide array of member benefits is designed to advance their knowledge and skills and enhance their networking opportunities. These resources, combined with the qualifications that are required to become a registered dietitian nutritionist, enable RDNs to translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living and contribute to the nutrition expertise that RDNs use to help individuals make personalized, positive lifestyle changes.

Dietetics is the science and art of applying the principles of food and nutrition to health. It’s a vital, growing profession with many career possibilities. Whichever option you choose, you’ll share your knowledge of food and nutrition to help people make healthful food choices. When you need food and nutrition information based on fact or need to know how a healthy diet improves health and fights disease—rely on qualified professionals in the field. To learn more about RDN’s, click HERE.