Marshall University's Distance Dietetic Internship is a 10-month program that incorporates supervised practice with graduate education. The Marshall University Distance Internship offers interns a unique and exciting way of working toward becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The Distance Internship was created to allow interns the opportunity to become an RDN without the undue stress of moving. Rotations can be completed in most areas of the United States, which means interns can complete rotations where they currently live, or choose to explore a new area. Using established criteria, interns choose individualized facilities, preceptors, and rotation schedules based on personalized goals. Marshall's flexible plan provides interns the opportunity to become familiar numerous aspects of the profession.
The Distance Internship concentration is school nutrition education and grantsmanship. The interns will complete clinical rotations in the acute care, long term care, and out-patient settings, as well as participate in foodservice management and community-based rotations. Interns are admitted to Marshall University as graduate students seeking a Graduate Certificate in the Dietetic Internship. Throughout the internship, interns will complete 21 hours of graduate credit and have the option of completing a Master of Science degree in Dietetics. To be awarded the Master's degree, an intern must complete an additional 15 credit hours for a total of 36 hours.