| CMU DIETETIC INTERNSHIP |
The Central Michigan University Dietetic Internship (CMUDI) is a 32-week program which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) (formerly CADE) by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. The contact information
for ACEND is: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL
60606-6995. Telephone 1-800-877-1600. Concentration Area - Medical Nutrition Therapy.
The Central Michigan University Dietetic Internship is a
supervised practice program, which provides students with the supervised
practice experience needed to fulfill the competences for Dietitians
established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and
Dietetics. Graduates of the program will
be issued a verification statement and are eligible to sit for the registration
examination for Registered Dietitians (RD).
A verification statement will be provided to the graduate and a copy
will be submitted to Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
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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.