Program Director: Jane Pilanski, MS, RDN
Clinical Coordinators: Maria Stanish, MS, RDN; Donna Duardo, MA, RDN
Program Assistant: Donna Verney, MA, RD
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Program Mission Statement
The Montclair State University Dietetic Internship Program is dedicated to preparing graduates for entry-level dietetics practice as a registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist with academic skills and real-world supervised practice experience in nutrition and dietetics. Students will be prepared for leadership roles in dietetics through both classroom education and extensive supervised field experiences encompassing culturally diverse populations and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Students will engage in critical reflection, inquiry, and critical thinking to become stewards of best practice and ethical performance. The program provides education in dietetics with a nutrition therapy emphasis so as to achieve the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics competency requirements for program accreditation. Through an understanding of the standards of practice and development of skills, graduates can successfully pass the registration examination and apply their knowledge effectively to careers in clinical nutrition, foodservice, and program management.
The Montclair State University Dietetic Internship is currently granted full accreditation by Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040