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Dietetic Internship (Foods and Nutrition)

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Students in Foods and Nutrition may apply for admission to the optional Integrated Dietetic Internship Program. The integrated approach to professional training enables students to build upon and apply theoretical knowledge gained from their academic program. On successful completion of the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program, students will have fulfilled the competencies required to reach entry-level professional dietetic competence as determined by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice and will be eligible to apply for admission to the dietetics profession.

Internship levels and their results will be recorded on students’ transcripts. Upon successful completion of both the degree program (meeting internship requirements) and the required internship levels, students will be granted a University certificate attesting to their successful completion of the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program.

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All Foods and Nutrition students who have completed the following required courses and achieved a grade of at least 75% in all Foods and Nutrition courses, and an overall average of 75%, will be eligible to apply for the program:

  • Foods & Nutrition 111 Introductory Foods
  • Family Science 114 Families in Contemporary Society
  • Foods & Nutrition 211 & 212 Introductory Nutrition I & II
  • Foods & Nutrition 223 Determinants of Dietary Behaviour
  • Foods & Nutrition 321 Food Service Management
  • Foods & Nutrition 331 Research Methods
  • Foods & Nutrition 351 Nutritional Assessment
  • Chemistry 111 General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 112 General Chemistry II
  • Chemistry 243 Organic Chemistry
  • Biology 131 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

Interested candidates are encouraged to consult the Department Chair early in their program to discuss admission and course scheduling. Students interested in pursuing this option are also encouraged to seek relevant paid or unpaid work experience in the summer preceding application. A formal application for admission to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program is required. Students are eligible to apply following the first semester of their third year of the Foods and Nutrition program. Application forms are available from the department.

A selection panel will determine student admissibility based upon academic performance, paid and unpaid work experience, motivation and personal suitability. Students meeting the admission criteria will be ranked and the top candidates will be interviewed. By the first week of February, the Program Coordinator will notify, in writing, all students interviewed as to the outcome of the process.

Students accepted into the dietetic internship program must show evidence of all immunizations being up to date prior entering the program. As well, each student will be require to show proof of a completed criminal record check prior to the start date.

Continuance Requirements

Once admitted to the program, students must continue in full-time enrolment between internship levels. An academic review of students’ performance will take place at the end of each semester. Students are required to maintain an average overall grade of 75% and achieve a grade of no less than 75% in nutrition courses. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a required course(s) will not be permitted to begin the next internship level until standards are met.

Internship students must complete all of the regular requirements for a Bachelor of Science (Foods and Nutrition) degree. Foods and Nutrition 321 (Food Service Systems Management), and Foods and Nutrition 422 (Quantity Food Production), Foods and Nutrition 431 (Evidence Based Practice in the Health Sciences), and Foods and Nutrition 483 (Professional Practice in Dietetics) must be included within their degree program. It is recommended that internship students take Foods and Nutrition 371 (Lifespan Nutrition) as an elective.

In addition to the above requirements, students must successfully complete two internship levels.

Internship Schedule

Students must complete two internship levels in the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program. The first internship level DIET 100 is scheduled in the spring and summer months between the third and fourth academic years. The second internship level DIET 200 is completed following graduation. The first internship level will include a one week professional practice course, followed by an eight week placement, for a total of 9 weeks. This will be followed by a second internship level of 28 weeks in length, for a total of 35 to 37 weeks.

Satisfactory fulfilment of the Integrated Dietetic Internship levels requires:

1. A satisfactory evaluation from the Preceptor at the placement site.
2. Completion of the minimum number of required competencies as indicated on the appropriate evaluation form.

Withdrawl Conditions

Students will be required to withdraw from the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program if:

  1. They are dismissed from, resign, or fail to achieve the required competencies during the program, or
  2. They do not achieve a passing grade in required courses or do not maintain the standards for nutrition courses and overall average necessary for continuance in the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program, or
  3. They fail to abide by the policies and procedures set out by the Advisory Committee for the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program and/or those of the placement organization.

Students who voluntarily withdraw from or who are required to withdraw from the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program may remain in and continue with the regular Foods and Nutrition majors program.

Registration and Fees

Students are required to register for both internship levels at the Registrar’s Office, according to normal registration procedures. Internship levels will officially be designated on students’ transcripts as pass or fail. Students pay for their internship levels as they are taken. Students accepted to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program are required to pay an Internship Fee (see Calendar section on fees). This amount is to be paid to the Accounting Office prior to the start date for the specified internship level.

Additional information on policies and procedures related to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program are available from the Department.

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Dietitians of Canada Graduate Internship

The Foods and Nutrition majors program is an accredited undergraduate dietetic education program. To be eligible to apply for a position in an approved graduate dietetic internship program, students must meet the academic requirements of the Dietitians of Canada and should have a minimum average grade of 70% in their last 30 courses. In addition to the courses required for the Foods and Nutrition major, students interested in applying for a graduate dietetic internship placement must take Foods and Nutrition 321 and Foods and Nutrition 422. Foods and Nutrition 223 is recommended but not required.

Students should consult with the Professional Practice Coordinator, Dietetics for details and counselling by the end of second year.
 

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Linda Smith
Health Sciences Building, 318
(902) 628-4371
ljsmith@upei.ca

Linda Smith
Professional Practice Coordinator, Dietetics
Overview

Students in Foods and Nutrition may apply for admission to the optional Integrated Dietetic Internship Program. The integrated approach to professional training enables students to build upon and apply theoretical knowledge gained from their academic program. On successful completion of the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program, students will have fulfilled the competencies required to reach entry-level professional dietetic competence as determined by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice and will be eligible to apply for admission to the dietetics profession.

Internship levels and their results will be recorded on students’ transcripts. Upon successful completion of both the degree program (meeting internship requirements) and the required internship levels, students will be granted a University certificate attesting to their successful completion of the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program.

Admission and Continuance

All Foods and Nutrition students who have completed the following required courses and achieved a grade of at least 75% in all Foods and Nutrition courses, and an overall average of 75%, will be eligible to apply for the program:

  • Foods & Nutrition 111 Introductory Foods
  • Family Science 114 Families in Contemporary Society
  • Foods & Nutrition 211 & 212 Introductory Nutrition I & II
  • Foods & Nutrition 223 Determinants of Dietary Behaviour
  • Foods & Nutrition 321 Food Service Management
  • Foods & Nutrition 331 Research Methods
  • Foods & Nutrition 351 Nutritional Assessment
  • Chemistry 111 General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 112 General Chemistry II
  • Chemistry 243 Organic Chemistry
  • Biology 131 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

Interested candidates are encouraged to consult the Department Chair early in their program to discuss admission and course scheduling. Students interested in pursuing this option are also encouraged to seek relevant paid or unpaid work experience in the summer preceding application. A formal application for admission to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program is required. Students are eligible to apply following the first semester of their third year of the Foods and Nutrition program. Application forms are available from the department.

A selection panel will determine student admissibility based upon academic performance, paid and unpaid work experience, motivation and personal suitability. Students meeting the admission criteria will be ranked and the top candidates will be interviewed. By the first week of February, the Program Coordinator will notify, in writing, all students interviewed as to the outcome of the process.

Students accepted into the dietetic internship program must show evidence of all immunizations being up to date prior entering the program. As well, each student will be require to show proof of a completed criminal record check prior to the start date.

Continuance Requirements

Once admitted to the program, students must continue in full-time enrolment between internship levels. An academic review of students’ performance will take place at the end of each semester. Students are required to maintain an average overall grade of 75% and achieve a grade of no less than 75% in nutrition courses. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a required course(s) will not be permitted to begin the next internship level until standards are met.

Internship students must complete all of the regular requirements for a Bachelor of Science (Foods and Nutrition) degree. Foods and Nutrition 321 (Food Service Systems Management), and Foods and Nutrition 422 (Quantity Food Production), Foods and Nutrition 431 (Evidence Based Practice in the Health Sciences), and Foods and Nutrition 483 (Professional Practice in Dietetics) must be included within their degree program. It is recommended that internship students take Foods and Nutrition 371 (Lifespan Nutrition) as an elective.

In addition to the above requirements, students must successfully complete two internship levels.

Internship Schedule

Students must complete two internship levels in the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program. The first internship level DIET 100 is scheduled in the spring and summer months between the third and fourth academic years. The second internship level DIET 200 is completed following graduation. The first internship level will include a one week professional practice course, followed by an eight week placement, for a total of 9 weeks. This will be followed by a second internship level of 28 weeks in length, for a total of 35 to 37 weeks.

Satisfactory fulfilment of the Integrated Dietetic Internship levels requires:

1. A satisfactory evaluation from the Preceptor at the placement site.
2. Completion of the minimum number of required competencies as indicated on the appropriate evaluation form.

Withdrawl Conditions

Students will be required to withdraw from the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program if:

  1. They are dismissed from, resign, or fail to achieve the required competencies during the program, or
  2. They do not achieve a passing grade in required courses or do not maintain the standards for nutrition courses and overall average necessary for continuance in the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program, or
  3. They fail to abide by the policies and procedures set out by the Advisory Committee for the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program and/or those of the placement organization.

Students who voluntarily withdraw from or who are required to withdraw from the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program may remain in and continue with the regular Foods and Nutrition majors program.

Registration and Fees

Students are required to register for both internship levels at the Registrar’s Office, according to normal registration procedures. Internship levels will officially be designated on students’ transcripts as pass or fail. Students pay for their internship levels as they are taken. Students accepted to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program are required to pay an Internship Fee (see Calendar section on fees). This amount is to be paid to the Accounting Office prior to the start date for the specified internship level.

Additional information on policies and procedures related to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program are available from the Department.

Graduate Internship

Dietitians of Canada Graduate Internship

The Foods and Nutrition majors program is an accredited undergraduate dietetic education program. To be eligible to apply for a position in an approved graduate dietetic internship program, students must meet the academic requirements of the Dietitians of Canada and should have a minimum average grade of 70% in their last 30 courses. In addition to the courses required for the Foods and Nutrition major, students interested in applying for a graduate dietetic internship placement must take Foods and Nutrition 321 and Foods and Nutrition 422. Foods and Nutrition 223 is recommended but not required.

Students should consult with the Professional Practice Coordinator, Dietetics for details and counselling by the end of second year.
 

Contact

Linda Smith
Health Sciences Building, 318
(902) 628-4371
ljsmith@upei.ca

Professional Practice Coordinator, Dietetics
Linda Smith

Overview

Students in Foods and Nutrition may apply for admission to the optional Integrated Dietetic Internship Program. The integrated approach to professional training enables students to build upon and apply theoretical knowledge gained from their academic program. On successful completion of the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program, students will have fulfilled the competencies required to reach entry-level professional dietetic competence as determined by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice and will be eligible to apply for admission to the dietetics profession.

Internship levels and their results will be recorded on students’ transcripts. Upon successful completion of both the degree program (meeting internship requirements) and the required internship levels, students will be granted a University certificate attesting to their successful completion of the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program.

Admission and Continuance

All Foods and Nutrition students who have completed the following required courses and achieved a grade of at least 75% in all Foods and Nutrition courses, and an overall average of 75%, will be eligible to apply for the program:

  • Foods & Nutrition 111 Introductory Foods
  • Family Science 114 Families in Contemporary Society
  • Foods & Nutrition 211 & 212 Introductory Nutrition I & II
  • Foods & Nutrition 223 Determinants of Dietary Behaviour
  • Foods & Nutrition 321 Food Service Management
  • Foods & Nutrition 331 Research Methods
  • Foods & Nutrition 351 Nutritional Assessment
  • Chemistry 111 General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 112 General Chemistry II
  • Chemistry 243 Organic Chemistry
  • Biology 131 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

Interested candidates are encouraged to consult the Department Chair early in their program to discuss admission and course scheduling. Students interested in pursuing this option are also encouraged to seek relevant paid or unpaid work experience in the summer preceding application. A formal application for admission to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program is required. Students are eligible to apply following the first semester of their third year of the Foods and Nutrition program. Application forms are available from the department.

A selection panel will determine student admissibility based upon academic performance, paid and unpaid work experience, motivation and personal suitability. Students meeting the admission criteria will be ranked and the top candidates will be interviewed. By the first week of February, the Program Coordinator will notify, in writing, all students interviewed as to the outcome of the process.

Students accepted into the dietetic internship program must show evidence of all immunizations being up to date prior entering the program. As well, each student will be require to show proof of a completed criminal record check prior to the start date.

Continuance Requirements

Once admitted to the program, students must continue in full-time enrolment between internship levels. An academic review of students’ performance will take place at the end of each semester. Students are required to maintain an average overall grade of 75% and achieve a grade of no less than 75% in nutrition courses. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a required course(s) will not be permitted to begin the next internship level until standards are met.

Internship students must complete all of the regular requirements for a Bachelor of Science (Foods and Nutrition) degree. Foods and Nutrition 321 (Food Service Systems Management), and Foods and Nutrition 422 (Quantity Food Production), Foods and Nutrition 431 (Evidence Based Practice in the Health Sciences), and Foods and Nutrition 483 (Professional Practice in Dietetics) must be included within their degree program. It is recommended that internship students take Foods and Nutrition 371 (Lifespan Nutrition) as an elective.

In addition to the above requirements, students must successfully complete two internship levels.

Internship Schedule

Students must complete two internship levels in the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program. The first internship level DIET 100 is scheduled in the spring and summer months between the third and fourth academic years. The second internship level DIET 200 is completed following graduation. The first internship level will include a one week professional practice course, followed by an eight week placement, for a total of 9 weeks. This will be followed by a second internship level of 28 weeks in length, for a total of 35 to 37 weeks.

Satisfactory fulfilment of the Integrated Dietetic Internship levels requires:

1. A satisfactory evaluation from the Preceptor at the placement site.
2. Completion of the minimum number of required competencies as indicated on the appropriate evaluation form.

Withdrawl Conditions

Students will be required to withdraw from the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program if:

  1. They are dismissed from, resign, or fail to achieve the required competencies during the program, or
  2. They do not achieve a passing grade in required courses or do not maintain the standards for nutrition courses and overall average necessary for continuance in the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program, or
  3. They fail to abide by the policies and procedures set out by the Advisory Committee for the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program and/or those of the placement organization.

Students who voluntarily withdraw from or who are required to withdraw from the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program may remain in and continue with the regular Foods and Nutrition majors program.

Registration and Fees

Students are required to register for both internship levels at the Registrar’s Office, according to normal registration procedures. Internship levels will officially be designated on students’ transcripts as pass or fail. Students pay for their internship levels as they are taken. Students accepted to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program are required to pay an Internship Fee (see Calendar section on fees). This amount is to be paid to the Accounting Office prior to the start date for the specified internship level.

Additional information on policies and procedures related to the Integrated Dietetic Internship Program are available from the Department.

Graduate Internship

Dietitians of Canada Graduate Internship

The Foods and Nutrition majors program is an accredited undergraduate dietetic education program. To be eligible to apply for a position in an approved graduate dietetic internship program, students must meet the academic requirements of the Dietitians of Canada and should have a minimum average grade of 70% in their last 30 courses. In addition to the courses required for the Foods and Nutrition major, students interested in applying for a graduate dietetic internship placement must take Foods and Nutrition 321 and Foods and Nutrition 422. Foods and Nutrition 223 is recommended but not required.

Students should consult with the Professional Practice Coordinator, Dietetics for details and counselling by the end of second year.
 

Contact

Linda Smith
Health Sciences Building, 318
(902) 628-4371
ljsmith@upei.ca

Linda Smith
Professional Practice Coordinator, Dietetics
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