Nancy Prange, MS,RD,LDN
Dietetic Internship Director
Phone: (815) 753-6386
The dietetic internship combines supervised practice experiences with the Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Nutrition and Dietetics.
In two and a half years, you can obtain your registration status and graduate degree. The first two semesters are comprised of graduate course work only. Two subsequent semesters consist of both on-site supervised practice experiences and graduate course work. In addition, one summer semester is comprised of full-time supervised practice experiences in a community hospital. The final fall semester is both on-site supervised practice experiences and remaining graduate course work.
The program concentration for the NIU dietetic internship is Community Nutrition and Health Promotion, which includes 1224 hours of dietetic internship experiences: 540 hours in community nutrition, life-cycle and health promotion; 504 hours in medical nutrition therapy (at one hospital); and 180 hours in food service (NIU Dining Services).
To prepare graduate-level professionals to demonstrate knowledge, skills and values which enhance individuals and community health through dietetics practice.
The dietetic internship at Northern Illinois University is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
120 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Telephone: (800) 877-1600