Program Components, Curriculum and FeesThe following graduate courses within the Teachers College Nutrition Program are required to be taken either before or concurrent with the Dietetic Internship Program. It is strongly recommended that these courses, which are required courses for each of the master degrees in nutrition, be taken prior to beginning the Internship, as it is the belief of the Nutrition Program faculty that these courses will prepare you to perform adequately in the Internship.
- Strategies for Nutrition Education and Behavior Change (HBSV 5013)
- Nutrition Care Process and Medical Nutrition Therapy I & II (HBSV 5033 & HBSV 5034)
- Nutrition Counseling (HBSV 5331)
Other master's courses may be taken concurrently with the Internship.
The Internship is a full-time program, requiring eleven months to complete. The curriculum includes four experientially-based modules which are offered in the following sequence:
- Module I (3 credits - 420 practice hours) Clinical or Community practice hours
- Module II (3 credits - 420 practice hours) Clinical or Community practice hours (whichever is not completed in Module I)
- Module III (2 credits - 200 practice hours) Food Service Management
- Module IV (2 credits - 180 practice hours) Independent Practice and Research
Completion in full of the Teachers College, Columbia University Dietetic Internship Program requires registering for 10 graduate credit hours. Two of these credits are applicable to the M.S. degree. In addition to the 10 credits of tuition (refer to the catalog for current rate), the following fees should be anticipated:
- Teachers College application fee -- $65
- College fee -- $388 per semester
Students satisfactorily completing the Dietetic Internship Program should be able to demonstrate the full range of knowledge, skills and competencies in accordance with the commission on accreditation for dietetics education competencies and learning outcomes.