DI Program & Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Sample Schedule for 2021 - 2022 Dietetic Internship Courses and Rotations

Course Descriptions

MSCN/DI Curriculum Plan - Two Year, Full Time, 100% Online = 42 Credits

Fall Spring Summer
First Fall Semester (9 credits)

NTD503 Human Nutrition

NTD515 Public Health Nutrition

NTD517 Nutrition Research Techniques
First Spring Semester (9 credits)

NTD612 Nutrition & Human Behavior

NTD610 Nutrition Assessment

NTD600 Maternal & Child Nutrition

First Summer Semester (3 credits)

NTD 616 Adv. Medical Nutrition Therapy

 

Second Fall Semester (9 credits)

NTD601 Nutrition & Health in Aging OR NTD520 Perspectives on Obesity

NTD521 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience I (Community)*

NTD523 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience II (Clinical I)*

Second Spring Semester (9 credits)

NTD625 Nutrition Programs & Policies

NTD524 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience III (Food service management) *

NTD525 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience IV (Clinical II)*

 

Second Summer Semester (3 credits)

NTD630 Nutrition Capstone

 

 

 

*DI Supervised practice experience I, II, III, IV covers 1200 hours of distance dietetic internship rotations plus is combined with an instructor led online course.

Post-Masters Certificate Curriculum Plan, 11-month, 100% online = 15 Credits

Summer (3 credits) Fall (6 credits) Spring (6 credits)

NTD 616 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

 

NTD521 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience I (Community)*

NTD523 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience II (Clinical I)*

NTD524 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience III (Food service management) *

NTD525 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience IV (Clinical II)*

BS/MS Accelerated Nutrition & Dietetic Internship Curriculum Plan – 6 credits as Undergraduate (senior year take 1 course in fall and spring) = 42 credits

Fall Spring Summer

Fall – senior year take one course

NTD 515  

Spring (3 credits)

NTD600
 

Fall (9 credits)

NTD503

NTD517

NTD601 OR NTD520

Spring (9 credits)

NTD610

NTD612

NTD625

Summer (6 credits)

NTD630

NTD616

 

Fall (6 credits)

NTD521 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience I (Community)*

NTD523 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience II (Clinical I)*

 Spring (6 credits)

NTD524 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience III (Food service management) *

NTD525 Dietetic Internship Supervised Practice Experience IV (Clinical II)*

 

BS/MS Accelerated Nutrition & Dietetic Internship Curriculum Plan – 12 credits as Undergraduate (senior year take 2 courses in fall and spring) = 45 credits

Fall Spring Summer

Fall - Senior year undergrad (6 credits)

NTD 515

NTD 503

Spring (6 credits)

NTD 600

NTD 612

 

Fall

NTD 517

NTD 601 or NTD 520

NTD 615

Spring

NTD 610

NTD 625

Summer

NTD 630

NTD 616

Fall

NTD 521 Supervised Practice Experience Community*

NTD 523 Supervised Practice Experience Clinical I*

Spring

NTD 524 Supervised Practice Experience Foodservice Management*

NTD 525 Supervised Practice Experience Clinical II*

Summer

*DI Supervised practice experience I, II, III, IV covers 1200 hours of distance dietetic internship rotations plus is combined with an instructor led online course.s

MSCN/DI curriculum plans and total credits may vary between 42-48 credits depending on individual student needs and course sequencing.


Graduation and program completion requirements

PROGRAM COMPLETION/VERIFICATION STATEMENT

The West Chester University dietetic internship is a full-time, eleven-month program.  The DI requires successful completion of the requirements for the program and all rotations. Interns must demonstrate both academic and clinical competence by completing the required credits, maintain a B average and receive moderate rating in all learning outcomes to be awarded the Verification Statement.  MSCN/DI students must complete the 42-credit master’s program before the verification statement will be issued.   Post-masters certificate program students must complete the15-credit certificate program before the verification statement will be issued. 

A verification statement to Commission for Dietetic Registration (CDR) specifying that the intern has completed the program may be delayed or withheld if an intern does not demonstrate entry level competence based on the evaluations from the academic faculty and/or staff of supervised practice affiliations. In accordance with CDR eligibility requirements to take the Registration Examination, the interns will be provided with a signed verification statement after completion of all program requirements.

Guidance About Distance Education

 WCU has adopted the Brightspace (formerly Desire to Learn or D2L) teaching platform, used byall ofthe faculty. WCU’s Learning Assistance and Resource Center has expanded its tutoring workforce and instituted online tutoring for students. Students are encouraged to contact the student IT Help Desk to ensure their computer equipment issufficientfor the Brightspace operating system. The recommended computer configuration can be found here

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