Dietetics Internship Program

Program Director: Jane Pilanski, MS, RDN
Clinical Coordinators: Maria Stanish, MS, RDN; Donna Duardo, MA, RDN
Program Assistant: Donna Verney, MA, RD

For questions pertaining to the Dietetic Internship, please contact the Dietetic Internship Office: / 973-655-4375

The Dietetic Internship at Montclair State University is a 9-month, full-time, post-baccalaureate program. It consists of a minimum of 1,080 hours of supervised practice in the field of dietetics as well as classroom education.

The Dietetic Internship is offered on a full-time basis over 36 weeks in order for students to achieve the competencies set by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), and become eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Upon passing the examination, graduates earn the credential Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

For more details about this program, including admission requirements, program calendar, and tuition information, click here.

Program Requirements

The program awards a verification statement upon completing program requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 1,080 hours of supervised practice with an average grade of “3” or “Satisfactory” in all rotations. Opportunities exist for interns to incur additional hours at professional meetings and community wellness events.
  • Satisfactory completion of all didactic component requirements.
  • Completion of two graduate courses (see list below) with a minimum grade of “B” or “Pass.”
  • Passing a mid-point and a final exam with a minimum grade of 70%.
  • Tuition paid in full
NUFD 668Nutrition Assessment (section 01)3
NUFD 668Nutrition Assessment (section 02)3
Total Credits6