2016-17 Bluffton University ISPP dietetics interns
About Bluffton's internship opportunity
Bluffton's ISPP has an emphasis on community and public health nutrition. This program is similar to a traditional internship in that we organize your supervised practice rotations at established facilities near campus, but with the flexibility to adjust some of your experience to address individual interests and goals. Additional professional enrichment opportunities include attendance at dietetics conferences, individual and group projects and seminar days.
Bluffton interns will not only gain valuable dietetic experience, they will also be part of a campus community with access to educational, cultural and spiritual activities, the support of our Career Development Center services, and student athletic and recreational facilities. Plus, all interns will take part in an intensive RD Exam review course and will be eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetics registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN.)
One hundred percent of our 2014-15 graduates passed the RD Exam and are now practicing registered dietitians.
Bluffton University's ISPP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago Ill., 60606-6995, phone 312-899-0040 ext 5400 or http://www.eatright.org/ACEND. Bluffton's program exceeds ACEND program standards for RDN exam pass rate.
- Aug. 29, 2016 - May 26, 2017
- Orientation Week: Monday-Friday, Aug. 29- Sept. 2, 2016
- Thanksgiving break: Wednesday - Sunday, Nov. 23 - 27, 2016
- Christmas break: Monday, Dec. 18 - Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
- Good Friday holiday: Friday, April 14, 2017
- RD exam review course (tentative): Monday-Wednesday, May 22-24, 2017
- Graduation dinner (tentative): Friday, May 26, 2017
Because of the supervised practice hour requirements, dietetic intern breaks do not necessarily coincide with the Bluffton undergraduate holiday/break schedule.
Applications for the 2016-17 internship year accepted beginning April 7.