Schooling is SO important in the field of nutrition and dietetics. I completed my undergraduate degree at Indiana University of PA from August 2012- May 2015. I applied early admission to the dietetic internship from at IUP in December 2014 and (thanking the gods every chance I get) I got one of the 11 spots! I remember crying to my mom on the phone as I told her I got it, honestly one of the most awarding days of my life. Unless you are a dietetics student, you might not realize how important it is to get an internship upon graduation (the odds of getting one are nearly a 50-50 chance, so be PROUD if you receive one!!).
Starting August 2015, I began my first of three main rotations in the internship: clinical, management/long term care, and intervention being the three. The end of May 2016 (roughly nine months of interning) I will graduate from the program and have the ability to sit for my board exam to become a registered dietitian. I had the opportunity to work in several locations, such as hospitals, school districts, food banks, senior living homes, and auditoriums for presentations. The amount of experience I received is beyond explainable.
I will be continuing my education further and work on my MS in Nutrition as well as a second major in Exercise Science.
Any questions on applying to internships, IUP, or the nutrition major itself feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org