Dietetic Internship Program

Our dietetic internship (DI or IP) is an individualized, often one-on-one, supervised practice experience providing a minimum of 1200 hours of onsite experience monitored by a registered dietitian or individual receiving guidance from a registered dietitian.

Welcome to the University of New Haven's Dietetic Internship Program

The program provides experiences that are designed to fulfill required competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Successful completion of supervised practice results in a Verification Statement from the Dietetic Internship Director authorizing eligibility to sit for the national registration exam administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Successful passage of this exam confers the title Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Georgia Chavent, M.S., R.D.

Professor Chavent is a registered dietician and is a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She has a master’s degree in nutrition education from Columbia. Her research focuses on healthy food preparation skills for adolescents and young adults; sports nutrition; and legislative issues related to school food. She also partners with pediatricians to improve treatment of childhood obesity.

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Dietetic interns will be in clinical, wellness, and community settings while earning nine graduate credits that can apply to either the University’s M.S. in Human Nutrition , M.S. in Healthcare Administration or MBA Programs.

The University of New Haven’s Dietetic Internship Program has been granted Candidacy for Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

ACEND120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000 
Chicago, IL 60606-6995 
(800) 877-1600 
www.eatright.org/ACEND/

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