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  • Track Overview

    • Accepts 12 distance dietetic interns
    • All practicum placements must be secure upon application to program
    • 10 months long
    • 1,280 hours of practicum experience (includes rotation hours and other experiences)
    • Graduate certificate with 24 credits
    • Generalist program with communications concentration
    • Invited Speakers on
      • Motivation & Stress Management
      • Epidemiology
      • Communications
      • Public Policy
      • Careers in dietetics
      • Pediatric and neonatal nutrition care
      • Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • Etc.

    Distance Applicant Procedures

    Practicum placements for all rotations are the sole responsibility of the intern and must be confirmed upon application to the program.

    The Distance Track Preceptor Application and Dietetic Internship Affiliation Agreement(s) must be submitted and fully executed for each site prior to the start of internship. These forms are sent to the interns upon acceptance to the program and available on our website. Please do not have these completed and mailed to us. Should you be accepted into the program the DI Director will advise you when these must be completed. 

    Accepted Students

    After acceptance into the Sage Distance DI program and prior to the start of the internship, ALL preceptors must complete Russell Sage College Dietetic Internship Distance Track Preceptor Sign-up Form and submit two signed copies of The Sage Colleges – Dietetic Internship Agreement below:

    Please note: there are 3 different contracts- “Clinical”, “Non-Clinical” and “Inclusive”. Please read the definitions to identify appropriate contract, as well as if the facility is a “For Profit” or “Not-For-Profit/Government Agency”.

    CLINICAL INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT

    (for acute care clinical, outpatient and long term care rotations)

    NON-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT

    (for food service management experiences, please fill in blanks using “Food Service Management”)

    (for community nutrition experiences, please fill in blanks using “Community Nutrition”)

    INCLUSIVE INTERNSHIP AGREEMENT (for clinical and non-clinical practicum in one facility)

    The two original signed copies of the DI agreement should be mailed to:

    ATTN: Dorian Longton, MS, RD, CDN
    Dietetic Internship Coordinator
    Nutrition Science Department
    Russell Sage College
    65 First Street
    Troy, NY  12180

    Distance Registration Examination Pass Rates

    Program YearPass Rate
    2013100%
    2014100%
    2015100%
    2016100%
    2017100%
    201892.31%
    2019100%