The Dietetic Internship Distance Certificate Program(DIDCP) at Oakwood University is a post-baccalaureate Distance Learning certificate program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Interns receive 1200 hours of supervisedpractice by registered dietitian preceptors in clinical nutrition, food systems management, and community nutrition with a concentration in medical nutrition therapy. Upon successful completion of the dietetic internship program, the interns receive a certificate. This qualifies them to take the professional registration examination given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) which is the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Successful passage of this examination allows interns to become qualified professional registered dietitians.
Students who complete the Dietetic Internship Distance Certificate Program will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Use their knowledge of nutrition and dietetics to serve the community
2. Practice clinical counseling skills in the area of dietetics
3. Use nutrition concepts in health promotion and disease prevention
4. Practice the principles of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) in acute care setting
5. Demonstrate a Christ-centered SDA worldview in food and nutrition-related activities
ND 495-496 Dietetics Internship I-II............................................................................24 hours
The Oakwood University Dietetic Internship Distance Certificate Program trains dietetic practitioners to serve in the fields of dietetics and nutrition. It provides didactic and experiential opportunities which enable interns to develop skills, demonstrate professionalism, apply knowledge, and work effectively to improve the quality of nutrition for the people they serve. The program integrates faith and learning, preparing individuals to serve God and man.
Dr. Joycelyn Peterson