General Information

Entrance Requirements (see requirements stated earlier)

Date of Admission – April prior to the academic school year.

Length of Dietetic Internship Program: – 36 weeks – or 1260 hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

Living Accommodations & Meals – Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements and meals.

Uniforms – Each Dietetic Intern will provide his/her own laboratory coat to be worn over appropriate street clothes.

Transportation – Because the affiliated practice facilities are located throughout Houston & surrounding areas, each intern will need access to private transportation and must carry sufficient automobile insurance coverage for collision and liability. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS NOT AVAILABLE

Professional Liability Insurance – The University secures liability insurance for each student prior to the start of the internship.

Number of Dietetic Interns - 10 interns will be accepted each year.

Holidays – The Dietetic Internship program observes the University calendar for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, 2 weeks at Christmas, and a 3 day weekend during Spring Break.

Work Responsibilities - The work-week is a minimum of 36 hours. There may be some weekend and evening assignments. Students are expected to utilize evenings and weekends to study or complete projects.

Scholarships - Prospective students should explore scholarships available to them from their state dietetic association, state, family & consumer sciences association, The Academy and AAFCS prior to starting the internship. Most deadlines for scholarships are in January or February preceding the school year so interested students should start seeking scholarship money as early as possible.

Association Membership – All Dietetic Interns are required to join ADA as Associate Student Members.

RD Eligibility - After successful completion of the Dietetic Internship program, students will be eligible for active membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and will be eligible to write the registration examination.

Prior learning – The internship does not consider prior learning experiences as substitute for practice hours.

Availability of Financial Aid and Loan deferments – Students are eligible for financial aid and loan deferment. See financial aid information at www.pvamu.edu/pages/1630.asp

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