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VSU Dietetic Internship Program

We appreciate your interest in Virginia State University Dietetic Internship (VSU DI) Program. VSU offers an ACEND accredited dietetic internship that begins mid-August each year and ends in June.

The Virginia State University Dietetic Internship Program has a research concentration and provides interns with more than 1200 supervised practice hours and 16 graduate credit hours. Virginia State University is an 1890 land-grant institution; therefore, the program focuses on integrating the tripod mission of teaching, research, and extension. Interns work with researchers in the Agriculture Research Station to conduct state of the art food science and food microbiology research. Also, interns have the opportunity to work with extension specialists on VSU’s 400-acre farm to understand and experience all aspects of the farm to table phenomenon from packaging, harvesting, recipe development and food preparation, and marketing.

The Virginia State University Dietetic Internship Program provides supervised practice experiences to meet the 2017 Accreditation Standards for Nutrition and Dietetics Internship Programs. The VSU DI Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam for Registered Dietitians.

ACEND can be contacted by:



Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400

Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995

For more information on the program, click on the hyperlinks below.

If you have questions, please contact the VSU DI Program Director at (804) 524-6351 (phone), or (804) 524-5048 (fax). Best wishes as you embark on this exciting endeavor!

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