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 dietitian and holds a master’s degree in nutrition education from Columbia University. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a clinical dietitian at the Medical College of Virginia, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and, as a clinical manager at the Hospital of Saint Raphael, now merged with the Yale New Haven Health System. She teaches sports nutrition and has special interest in sustainable food practices, policy and environmental issues. Professor Chavent’s extensive network of dietetics colleagues supported her development of the dietetic internship program and she was recently recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as an Outstanding Dietetics Educator.

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 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040 ext. 5400

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