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About the Program
The Nutrition Diagnostics Dietetic Internship program is an advanced practice approach to nutrition diagnostics. Combined with our master’s degree coursework, this internship will prepare you with innovative problem solving skills to meet the demands of a registered dietitian nutritionist in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. Our program’s unique concentration in prevention will equip you with the practice skills you need to take the lead in emerging industry trends and priorities.
The internship includes both didactic and supervised practice components, earning you 12 hours toward a master’s degree in nutrition diagnostics. Plus, you’ll have all the knowledge and training you need to qualify for and ace the registration exam for dietitians.
Your DI Experience:
Throughout your 10 1/2 month internship, you will gain foundational and advanced skills to succeed as a registered dietitian. One day a week you’ll attend classes. You’ll spend the rest of the week in supervised practice rotation.
Through discussion, case studies, literature review, and small group work you’ll build a foundation of using diagnostic codes to write diagnostic statements and develop intervention strategies. The supervised clinical experience will provide an in-depth look at the role of nutrition in enhancing the wellness and management of your patients’ health. As you grow in skill, you’ll learn to administer the global nutrition-focused physical exam and treat nutrition-specific problems like protein-calorie malnutrition.
Ready to learn more about us? The video below is from our virtual open house! The Nutrition Diagnostics faculty discuss everything you need to know about the student experience at Cox College.
". . . the Cox College Dietetic Internship program gave me an edge in the realm of clinical nutrition. The knowledge, skills and abilities I learned in my internship still help me conduct my duties as a dietitian."