Applicants considering the Cedar Crest College Dietetic Internship must meet the following minimum selection criteria:
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree for the DI/Master’s program or minimum of a master’s degree for the stand-alone DI Certificate program.
- Verification of Completion from an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) within the past five years or the Intent to Complete Form from an accredited DPD Program verifying DPD completion by June 15th of the application year.
- Overall and DPD GPA of 3.0 or above
- Official transcripts of all prior academic work completed from all colleges and universities
- Two semesters (or the equivalent) of a Medical Nutrition Therapy course completed no more than four years prior to application to the Cedar Crest College Dietetic Internship.
- Students with an MNT course more than 4 years ago that have a subsequent master's degree or a master's degree in progress will have their recency of education standards evaluated on a case-by-case decision.
- Technological competence
- The internship uses an online learning platform for all coursework and synchronous learning sessions. Applicants are expected to have competence with basic technology including Microsoft Office programs and internet navigation.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination* is required during the onboarding process and before rotation placement can occur
* Site placements are requiring vaccination in order to complete the required clinical experiences, with limited exceptions. There is no ability to complete the program without participating in the in-person clinical experiences. Accordingly, in order to be accepted into the program, applicants must be fully vaccinated according to CDC guidelines/ facility guidelines and must provide the Program with proof of such vaccination record following acceptance into the program.
If a Student-Identified Supervised Practice intern (distance only) wishes to receive assistance from the DI Team with site placement, COVID-19 and all other mandated medical clearances and vaccinations are required. Any distance student without a COVID-19 vaccination is responsible for all aspects of site placement including managing any last-minute site disruptions that may occur and must sign a notice accepting any and all risks associated with being without COVID-19 vaccination. The student is responsible for following the site’s specific medical clearance and vaccination policies.