Completion of the CSULB Dietetic Internship is based on fulfilling planned experiences at assigned facilities.
Interns spend a minimum of 6 weeks in community nutrition facilities. During the experience Interns may teach nutrition classes to students in schools, to participants in the 'Women, Infant and Children' program, to preschool children and their parents at Head Start facilities, to seniors in a congregate meal site, or to employees in a wellness program. Each Intern is assigned to one or more of the following major facilities:
Interns spend a minimum of 8 weeks in a major medical center for the nutrition therapy experience and 6 weeks in a major foodservice management facility. The medical and foodservice facilities are often the same.
For example, each Intern is assigned to one of the following sites for the nutrition therapy and the foodservice management rotations:
Each Intern spends 3 weeks in the district office of a school food service. The participating facilities include the following:
Nutrition therapy specialties in pediatrics, burns, outpatient and disordered eating are available. If one of these specialties does not exist at the Intern's major clinical rotation, then the Intern is assigned to at least a 1-week specialty rotation at one of the following:
Each Intern is assigned to a 1- to 2-week clinical trial or community research experience with
Each Intern spends a 2-week rotation with a private practice RD who works independently in his or her own business or contracts to a local facilities. RDs include