New students seeking to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) should now apply to the Nutrition Science M.A. program:
The original Dietetic Internship CAS program was for students who had been verified by an accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD) who were seeking to become entry-level dietitians and take the exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
The program was built upon the foundation, knowledge, and skills students have acquired from accredited didactic programs in dietetics. The carefully structured program included a minimum 1100 hours of supervised practice experience in the application of the nutrition care process to community and health care nutrition based settings and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon completion of the program, graduates were eligible to take the credentialing examination for dietitians offered through the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) as a prerequisite for state licensure or certification.
Future Education Model
Syracuse University was approved and fully accredited to open a new and exciting program starting in August, 2023 to prepare Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) released the Future Education Model Accreditation Standards for programs in nutrition and dietetics. These accreditation standards integrate didactic coursework with supervised experiential learning in a competency-based curriculum designed to prepare nutrition and dietetics practitioners for future practice. Learn more about our Master of Arts in Nutrition Science program.
Contact Nicole Beckwith, email@example.com, (315) 443-2396 for more information.
Our CAS interns worked within diverse agencies listed in the Dietetic Internship handbook.
Mission and Goals
The Dietetic Internship at Syracuse University seeked to prepare graduates to become entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists to fulfill the employment needs of nutrition and dietetics employers and to positively affect individuals, families, and communities through the application of the nutrition care process.
- Prepared graduates for success as entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists
- Graduates fulfilled the employment needs of nutrition and dietetics employers
Program objectives can be found in the Dietetic Internship handbook. Outcome data is available upon request by contacting the program director: Nicole Beckwith
Once students have completed their internship they were eligible to take the credentialing examination for dietitians to become an RDN, offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
After January 1, 2024, the CDR required a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). Learn more about this requirement in our online Dietetic Internship CAS Program Handbook. Our admissions team can help you understand this new master’s degree requirement, contact us if you have any questions.
Obtaining a license to practice or Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect the ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program. Please view the program’s Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement regarding the Dietetic Internship Program’s ability to meet specific state licensure or certification requirements.
For additional information about state licensure requirements visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
For additional information about becoming a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist in New York State visit the N.Y.S. Office of the Professions website.
The Dietetic Internship Program at Syracuse University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 1.800.877.1600 ×5400). The program is granted full accreditation through June 30, 2029.
An estimated Cost of Attendance can be obtained from Syracuse University Financial Aid Office. Dietetic Internship estimated cost of attendance can be found in the Dietetic Internship handbook.
Syracuse University Dietetic Internship program has utilized the pre-select process to fill positions to the desired enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year as we phase out our internship program and prepare to launch our new nutrition and dietetics graduate program. Therefore, applications will not be accepted through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS) or participate the match process in spring 2023 through D&D Digital Systems. Learn more about the new masters program: