Program Overview

[2011-2012 Internship Class]
Onsite Intern Class of 2011-2012



The mission of the Sage Dietetic Internship is to provide a variety of practical experiences to enable interns to become competent, entry level dietetic practitioners prepared for the challenges of a changing society through leadership in the profession, and to impress on interns the importance of lifelong learning and self-improvement.


In this program students are exposed to the variety and diversity of dietetic practice through planned experiences in multiple settings. Drawing upon a variety of resources and professionals, students will work with Registered Dietitians and other healthcare professionals in traditional hospital practice, long term care facilities, out-patient clinics, government food management programs and other settings.

The program also requires that students concurrently complete five graduate classes for 24 credits. Students may choose to apply this graduate coursework to one of three graduate degree programs at The Sage Colleges: Applied Nutrition, Health Services Administration or Community Health Education.

Thus, the diversity of planned experiences and locations combined with the academic enrichment will serve to position the graduate for a variety of career choices as well as for beginning their graduate education.

Accreditation Status

The Dietetic Internship at Sage Graduate School is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is the only accrediting agency for dietetics education recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). The address and telephone number of ACEND are: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL. 60606-6995, 312-899-4876. The program may accept up to 16 interns per class.

The Sage Colleges is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.

Program Goals

The goals of the Sage Dietetic Internship are:

  1. Prepare graduates to be leaders in a diverse array of entry-level dietetics roles and responsibilities; and
  2. Promote the concept of lifelong learning as a personal and professional obligation for dietetics practice.

Concentration Area: Communications

This concentration encourages students to come together and utilize various modes of communication to share information with each other, other healthcare facilities and the public. The concentration competencies to support the Communications concentration are:

  1. Review, analyze and evaluate current literature to establish recommendations for best practices in treatment of nutritional conditions.
  2. Apply concepts and techniques from current web-based technologies and social media for use in nutrition and dietetics.

Refer to Program Expectations for the entire list of Competencies & Learning Outcomes.