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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Dietetic Internship Programs

Loyola Dietetic Internship with a Public Health Nutrition Emphasis

Loyola University Chicago offers two tracks of an accredited Dietetic Internship (DI) to prepare students to become professional registered dietitians. Students benefit from the Niehoff School of Nursing's constructive and supportive environment, learning the leadership, communication and management skills they need to pass the registration exam and enter dietetic practice as competent, highly qualified professionals.  Graduates of Loyola's Dietetic Internship program are highly sought for positions in health care and wellness nutrition programs. Students enter a wide range of dietetic careers, including:

Accreditation

The Loyola University Chicago Dietetic Internship (LDI) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), an agency of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Upon successful completion of all LDI program requirements (supervised practice and didactic), students receive a verification statement and are eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Information about accreditation status can be obtained from:

Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
American Dietetic Association
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
1-800-877-1600 ext 5400 or education@eatright.org

Professional Dietetic Practice

Upon successful completion of all LDI program requirements (supervised practice and didactic), students receive a verification statement of completion of a CADE-accredited dietetic internship and are eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  In the state of Illinois, one must be licensed by the Department of Professional Regulation to engage in dietetic practice.  Information about licensure for dietitians in Illinois can be obtained at: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/diet.asp.

Additional information about licensure for dietetic practice in other states can be obtained at:  http://www.eatright.org/HealthProfessionals/content.aspx?id=7093&terms=licensure.

Contact Us

For more information about the LDI including program goals and student learning outcomes, please contact:

Joanne Kouba, PhD, RD, LDN
Dietetic Internship Director
jkouba@luc.edu 
Phone: 708.216.4132
Fax: 708.216.9555 
APPLICATION: http://www.depdpg.org

Loyola

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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