The Nutrition Graduate Program and Combined Post Baccalaureate Dietetic Internship leads to a Master of Science degree designed to prepare graduates for professional practice and/or for doctoral
study. All students complete a research project or thesis and have theopportunity to present their research on campus and at a nutrition conference.
This program includes a general internship comprised of the following
360 hours clinical
360 hours food service and mgt
200 hours community
160 hours professional development
The rotations provide practical experiences and training that fulfillthe Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education and
American Dietetic Association requirements and professional goals.twelve graduate credit hours are earned through completion of theinternship to count towards the 39 credit total. All sites are medium
to large sized community medical centers with normal census falling between 250 and 300 patients and are within a 2 hour drive of Boone, NC. Some NC Internship Sites: Charlotte, Asheville, Shelby, Hickory and Morganton. Community rotation opportunities include hospital outpatient service centers, diabetes clinics, public health departments, schools, and wellness centers.
Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency.
The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education