Dietetic Internship: The Program*
Internship Program is a full-time, 40-week program beginning in August
and ending in May. It is jointly sponsored by the College of Health
Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(UAMS) and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS). The
Program’s concentration of Medical Nutrition Therapy and Management
in Dietetics Practice prepares graduates for entry-level positions
in a variety of settings including hospitals, out-patient clinics,
community and public health facilities, research, corporate wellness,
school food service, and the food industry.
training sites for the Program are the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and
Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Affiliations with a number of other
facilities in Central Arkansas and surrounding areas provide valuable
learning experiences that complement those at the primary sites. After
successful completion of the Program, graduates earn a
post-baccalaureate certificate for the dietetic internship.
intern positions are available each year. Please refer to the
“Application Procedures” section of the Web site for an explanation of
program requirements and the selection process.
Interns enroll in
12 hours of graduate credit. A minimum of 40 hours per week is spent in
the classroom and at program training facilities. Additional time is
required to complete assignments and projects.
concurrently apply to the UAMS Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition (MSCN)
Program; however, acceptance into the MSCN Program is independent of the
Dietetic Internship (DI) Program. Thus, acceptance into the Dietetic
Internship does not ensure admission to the MSCN Program. Interns
accepted into the MSCN program can transfer the 12 credits from the DI
Program to the MSCN Program. Please refer to the “Master of Science in
Clinical Nutrition (MSCN)” section of the Web site for more information
about the MSCN Program.
pursuing the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Dietetics and Nutrition
are considered to be full-time students in the College of Health
Professions (CHP). The CHP Catalog is considered the primary catalog
for all students in the program. All provisions (including grievance
procedures) in the CHP Catalog and the CHP Student Handbook are the
authority applicable to students pursing the Post Baccalaureate
Certificate in Dietetics and Nutrition.
Dietetic Internship Program Accreditation
This UAMS/CAVHS Dietetic Internship Program is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ASCEND)
of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South
Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; Telephone: (800)
877-1600, ext 5400 or (312) 899-0040. CADE’s last site visit was in
April 2010. Reaccreditation of the program was granted at that time
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