Dietetic Internship

James J. Peters/Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dietetic Internship

     
     

 

 

 


THE 34-CREDIT MASTER’S PROGRAM IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS 
WITH A CONCENTRATION IN CLINICAL NUTRITION (GEHONDMS:CNU002) FOR DIETETIC INTERNS AT THE JAMES J. PETERS VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER, BRONX, NY


 

INTRODUCTION

Students who apply to the dietetic internship at the James J. Peters VAMC, and who have not previously matriculated in the MS program at NYU must apply to the 34-credit master’s program in Nutrition and Dietetics with a concentration in Clinical Nutrition (GEHONDMS:CNU002). Dietetic internship applicants must also apply to this MS program or their application to the dietetic internship will not be considered.

Students who are matriculated in the MS program at NYU at the time of acceptance to the JJPVAMC Dietetic Internship continue in the 40 credit MS program.  Upon completion of the JJPVAMC DI, they request a credit reduction from 40 to 34 by submitting their Dietetic Internship Verification Statements to the MS Program Director or Adviser.

 

ADMISSIONS

A separate application to the MS program is required.  The $50 application fee is waived for applicants to the JJPVAMC DI. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. For information, including the admissions process, tuition and fees, application materials and other information about the school, please visit the Steinhardt Graduate Admissions website at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduate_admissions

The Steinhardt Graduate Admissions website has detailed information for students about tuition and living costs, non-matriculated status, and financial aid.  Applicants who have non-US undergraduate credentials must present a course-by-course evaluation of their international credentials along with their completed application. A number of agencies can provide this service: http://www.eatrightacend.org/ACEND/content.aspx?id=6442485499  The JJVPAMC Dietetic Internship is only open to US citizens.

The deadline for admission to the MS program is February 1st.

For more information about the JJPVAMC Dietetic internship, including the application procedure please visit: https://www.dieteticinternship.va.gov/bronx/bronxInfo.asp

 

PROGRAM GOALS

The goals of the 34-credit MS program in Clinical Nutrition are to provide dietetic interns with the knowledge and clinical skills to improve their ability to:

  1. Educate individuals and the public on food choices that will optimize health and prevent disease.
  2. Apply nutrition principles to the treatment of diet-related disease conditions.
  3. Manage human, financial, and physical resources to improve the nutritional care of individuals and population groups.
  4. Help individuals and population groups improve their nutritional status.
  5. Monitor trends and issues in nutrition science and translate this information into curriculum, education, and training programs.
  6. Apply research principles and methods to the examination of current problems in nutrition and dietetics.

CLINICAL NUTRITION (GEHONDMS:CNU002): 34-CREDIT MS CURRICULUM JJPVAMC DI

The following curriculum is reserved for dietetic interns at the JJPVAMC.  It is designed to strengthen the clinical nutrition knowledge and skills of dietetic interns.

Notes: 

  1.  No graduate-level course may be taken pass/fail unless that is the only grading option.
  2.  Not all courses listed are offered every semester. Classes run only if enrollment is sufficient.
  3. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) may be taken only after you have completed NUTR-GE 2190 Research Methods. Please see the sequence map for additional information.
  4. No online courses meet MS requirements.
  5. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to graduate from the program.

 

MASTERS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (GEHONDMS:GECNU002) 34

CREDITS

 

PRE-REQUISITE: Admission to the JJPVAMC Dietetic Internship

FIRST SEMESTER – At a minimum:

 

3

NUTR-GE 2000

New Graduate Student Seminar (0)

 

 

NUTR-GE 2190

Research Methods (3)

 

 

NUTRITION SCIENCE – Must take both

 

6

NUTR-GE 2139

Advanced Nutrition: Protein, Fats, and Carbohydrates (3)

 

NUTR-GE 2144

Advanced Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals (3)

 

ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION – Choose at least 2

 

6

NUTR-GE 2041

Pediatric Nutrition (3)

 

 

NUTR-GE 2043*

Critical Care Nutrition (3)

 

NUTR-GE 2045

Sports Nutrition (3)

 

 

NUTR-GE 2194

Weight Management (3)

 

 

NUTR-GE 2220*

Nutrition in Aging (3)

 

 

NUTR-GE 2110*

Adv. Nutrition in Complementary and Alternative Therapy (3)

 

NUTR-GE 2198

Nutrition Counseling Theory and Practice (3)

NUTR-GE 2222

Nutritional Aspects of Eating Disorders (3)

 

NUTR-GE 2XXX

Seminar in Advanced Nutrition (1-3 credits, various topics)

 

 

 

ELECTIVES: Graduate level courses

 

 

16

Chosen with adviser approval from this or other programs and schools. Only 2000-level courses are considered graduate level. All NUTR-GE courses count for graduate credit.  Please check Department or University schedules for course offerings each semester

CULMINATING EXPERIENCE – Choose one:  

 

3

Must be taken in the final semester.

NUTR-GE 2061

Research Applications (3)

 

 

  NUTR-GE 2063                    

Research Apprenticeship (3) by departmental permission                                 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS                     

34                  

    

A typical academic schedule for JJPVAMC Dietetic interns consists of the below coursework: 

FIRST FALL SEMESTER                                                                                             6 credits

NUTR-GE.2190

Research Methods - GEHONDMS (3)

(required)

 

NUTR-GE.2139

Advanced Nutrition Science: Proteins, Fats & Carbohydrates (3)

(required)

 

NUTR-GE.2000

New Graduate Student Seminar - GEHONDMS (0)

(required)

 

 

SPRING SEMESTER                                                                                                   6 credits            

NUTR-GE.2144

Advanced Nutrition Science: Vitamins &Minerals (3)

 

(required)

 

NUTR-GE.2XXX

Adv. Clinical Nutrition: Nutrition in Aging (3) or another Advanced Clinical Nutrition course.  Two courses in the Advanced Clinical Nutrition category are required.  Advanced Clinical Nutrition courses are offered every semester.

(2 required)

 

 

 

 

 



SUMMER SESSIONS
                                                                                                   6 credits

At least one course must be taken during the Summer session.

Recommended courses:

NUTR-GE.2045

NUTR-GE.2222

NUTR-GE.2285                                                   

Adv. Clinical Nutrition: Sports Nutrition (3)

Adv. Clinical Nutrition: Eating Disorders (3)

Adv. Clinical Nutrition: Seminar in Advanced           Nutrition: Obesity in Clinical Practice (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

See semester course schedule for additional courses.

 

SECOND FALL SEMESTER                                                                                         16 credits

Research

NUTR-GE.2061

Research Applications - GEHONDMS (3)

(required)

 

Additional Electives: (13 credits) See NYU Steinhardt class schedule for additional courses.

Recommended Electives:

NUTR-GE.2198

Nutrition Counseling Theory and Practice (3)

 

 

NUTR-GE.2194

Adv. Clinical Nutrition: Weight Management (3)

 

 

NUTR-GE.2041

Adv. Clinical Nutrition: Pediatric Nutrition (3)

 

 

NUTR-GE.2043

Adv. Clinical Nutrition: Critical Care Nutr. (3)