The Central Michigan University Dietetic Internship (CMUDI) is a 32-week program which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) by the American Dietetic Association. The contact information for CADE is: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. Telephone 312-899-5400. Concentration Area - Medical Nutrition Therapy
All rotations, including the basic clinical, foodservice administration, and clinical electives, are five days a week. The internship offers two start dates annually with one program beginning in early January and ending in mid August and a second program beginning in mid September and ending in mid April. Graduates qualify to take the Registration Examination for dietitians upon completion of the internship. As an intern, you will learn to practice at entry level competency in clinical dietetics, foodservice management, and community nutrition as well as earn twelve hours of graduate credit through the Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Graduate Studies.
Our consortium structure allows us to offer some unique educational opportunities that the more traditional single-institution sponsored internship cannot provide. For example, you can compare several approaches to dietetic practice rather than one approach. We are also able to offer each intern 10 full weeks of a basic clinical experience before moving on to clinical specialties.
The CMUDI continues a long tradition of excellence in dietetic education that was begun by the Tri-City Dietetic Internship. Beginning in 1993, the program has been sponsored by CMU's Department of Human Environmental Studies. It is a unique partnership between a public university and several medical centers located in Alma, Bay City, Flint, Marquette, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Saginaw, and Marquette. These outstanding facilities provide program direction and learning experiences for interns.Mission
To promote the growth of a dynamic education program committed to preparing competent registration eligible dietitians to serve the nutrition needs of the community.