• Priority Nutrition Care

    Distance Dietetic Internship

    The Distance Dietetic Internship is an accredited, one-of-a-kind program providing
    interns with the knowledge, best practices and preparedness needed for a successful
    career. Our top-ranked program centers around a small-group feel, flexibility for
    family commitments, and the benefit of saving money by staying close to home.
    Equal time is spent in Clinical, Food Service and Community Rotations.

    The Distance Dietetic Internship is a one-of-a-kind program providing interns with the knowledge needed for a successful career. Our top-ranked program centers around small-groups and you save money by staying close to home.

  • Why choose Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship?

    Large Program, Small Program Culture

    Small work groups consist of 6-8 interns.

    Assigned Personal RDN

    Personal program coordinator available through program completion.

  • Why choose Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship?

    Design Your Own Rotations

    Clinical, Community, Food Service and Elective.

    Live at Home, Save Money, Make Connections

    Distance program allows you to live at home.

PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE DISTANCE 

DIETETIC INTERNSHIP 

Granted continued full accreditation for a 7 Year term through June 2031


A PRIVATELY OWNED, STAND ALONE 

DISTANCE DIETETIC INTERNSHIP

FOUNDED 2014

CELEBRATING OUR 10TH YEAR


*25 WEEKS full time or *38 WEEKS part time PAL credit available & if awarded would shorten time frames above 


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW FOR: 


Full time - 5 days/wk/including Fridays at your home office

JUNE 17, 2024 - DECEMBER 11, 2024

*New option/Attend Orientation on June 14th & start your Rotations on  July 29th* 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2024 - MARCH 21, 2025 

JANUARY 13, 2025 - JULY 3, 2025


Part time - 3 days/wk/including Fridays at your home office

JUNE 17, 2024 - MARCH 10, 2025 ** 

*New option/Attend Orientation on June 14th & start your Rotations on  July 29th* 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2024 - JUNE 16, 2025  

JANUARY 13, 2025 - OCTOBER 6, 2025


*25 WEEKS full time or *38 WEEKS part time PAL credit available & if awarded would shorten time frames above

EMAIL US AT ADMISSIONS.PRIORITYNUTRITION@GMAIL.COM &

SEE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS  HERE


*Our focus is on offering maximum flexibility, options & the opportunity to control your own path to becoming an RDN.*


Neither a MASTER'S DEGREE or GRADUATE CREDITS are required to apply to PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE.


COMPLETE your MASTER'S before, during or after your INTERNSHIP through a MASTER'S PROGRAM of your choice, at your own pace, in the DISCIPLINE of your choice.


AVOID TAKING on MORE LOAN PAYMENTS by USING OUR 6 PAYMENT PLAN. 


AVOID the COSTS of RELOCATION. 


COMPLETE IN as little as 25 WEEKS (or LESS with PAL credit) AND GET BACK to WORK or to WORKING on YOUR MASTER'S


SEE OUR STREAMLINED APPLICATION  for JUNE & SEPTEMBER 2024 & JANUARY 2025 CLASSES

SEE HOW TO APPLY for INSTRUCTIONS.


CLASSES START IN JANUARY, JUNE & SEPTEMBER

CHOOSE YOUR PRECEPTORS & SITES (SUBJECT to VETTING by the INTERNSHIP) 

EASILY ACCESSIBLE PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND STAFF 

WEEKLY TEAM MEETINGS  

PAL CREDIT AVAILABLE (PRIOR ASSESSED LEARNING) 

ROLLING ADMISSIONS

3 PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE INCLUDING PAYING THROUGH INTERNSHIP 

PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE DOES NOT AWARD MASTER'S DEGREES OR CREDITS. 

SCROLL DOWN FOR INFORMATION ON OUR INFORMAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH PROGRAMS THAT OFFER BENEFITS TO OUR INTERNS FOR OPTIONAL MASTER'S OPPORTUNITIES  


MASTER'S DEGREE OR GRADUATE CREDITS NOT REQUIRED
SEPARATE PROGRAM APPLICATION  AND FEE NOT REQUIRED
VIDEO NOT REQUIRED 
INTERVIEW NOT REQUIRED
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS NOT REQUIRED
PERSONAL STATEMENT NOT REQUIRED


DO I NEED A MASTER'S DEGREE ?

YOU MAY COMPLETE YOUR INTERNSHIP THROUGH PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER YOUR MASTER'S. YOU WILL BE AWARDED A VERIFICATION STATEMENT BY PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE WHEN YOU COMPLETE OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND PROVIDE PROOF OF COMPLETION OF YOUR MASTER'S DEGREE, VIA AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT WITH DATE OF CONFERRAL, WHICH CAN BE FROM ANY REGIONALLY ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY OF YOUR CHOICE, IN ANY DISCIPLINE. 

WHY PRIORITY NUTRITION CARE ?

  • Experienced Program Director and Staff
  • Rolling Admissions
  • Admissions decisions 24 hours after submitting a COMPLETE application.
  • More than 140 positions available each year.
  • Full time: On site with Preceptor 4 days/32 hrs/wk. Structured 8 hrs/ week (Fridays) at your home office. (Total 5 day/wk. commitment.)
  • Part time: On site with Preceptor 2 days/16 hrs a wk. Structured 8 hrs/ wk (Fridays) at your home office. (Total 3 day/wk. commitment.)
  • Select sites and preceptors in your own in your area. (Internship will review/approve your plan.)
  • Classes starting in January, June and September.
  • Competitive Tuition with Three Payment Plans  
  • (Deposit plus 5 Monthly payments is the most popular).
  • Virtual orientation with no requirement to travel to Boston at any time.
  • Focus on Businesses of Nutrition including Clinical & Community Nutrition, Sustainability, Business Planning, Quality, School Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Wellness and More.

Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship

A unique Distance Dietetic Internship Program with both full time 25 week (or less with PAL credit) or part time 38 week (or less with PAL credit)  with offices in the Metropolitan Boston area, during which you will make life-long friends from other parts of the country while completing your Internship, enjoy the support of your family and friends, save money on relocation, rent, food and transportation, network and make contacts for future employment right where you live. We are a large Internship (accredited for 143 Interns annually), but we maintain a small Internship culture by having our Interns working in small groups throughout Our Program.  The Clinical, Food Service and Community rotations are equally divided into 6 weeks each and an Elective rotation is 7 weeks in length.

WE HAVE ROLLING ADMISSIONS.

What makes the Priority Nutrition Care Distance DI unique?

Save Money, Stay Close to Home, Plan for the Future

Plan your life without worrying about the implications of relocating to complete your Internship. Because we are a distance program, our interns can save money by staying close to home and avoiding the costs of relocation. Interns make connections by networking with potential future employers in their communities, while enjoying the support of family and friends.

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Several Payment Options to Fit Your Needs

Paying for an Internship is challenging. We offer several payment options which include paying by check, credit or debit card and multiple payment plans.

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Get Credit for Prior Learning & Experience (PAL)

We participate in PAL or prior assessed learning. You may shorten your time in the Internship based on learning acquired during your qualifying educational, work or life experience.

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Master's Opportunities

Priority Nutrition Care enjoys informal partnerships with universities which offer online Master's Programs in several disciplines, which recognize our Intern's Dietetic Internship experience by offering tuition discounts and or credits for having completed our Internship Program.  

Some Interns are already enrolled in Master's programs which require completion of an Internship as a degree requirement.  Our Internship can help you fill that requirement. 

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Small Internship Culture, Weekly Online Meetings

While we are a large Internship, we strive to maintain our original small group culture with weekly online meetings with your RDN Program coordinator and weekly online meetings with your own small team to enhance support of our Interns, camaraderie and teamwork and the development of leadership skills, which is crucial in our profession.

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Making Connections

Many of our Interns complete rotations at places where they have previously worked or volunteered.

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Nontraditional Scheduling and Settings

Our flexible scheduling includes both Full time and Part time options. 

Full time is 4 days (32 hours) per week on site (with your Preceptor) and an additional 8 hours per week off site, in your home office, to complete Internship assigned and precepted projects for 25 weeks (or less with PAL credit).  

Part time is 3 days (16 hours) per week on site (with your Preceptor) and an additional 8 hours per week off site, in your home office, to complete Internship assigned and precepted projects ror 38 weeks (or less with PAL credit).  

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7-Week Elective Rotation

Spend your seven-week elective rotation enhancing skills in your area of interest or developing new ones. Elective rotation sites are subject to the approval of the Internship.  Intern progress, the nature of the proposed elective site and other factors are taken into consideration in the approval process.

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Business Focus

Our Program has a focus on Business that is valuable in all areas of our field.  Assignments and projects that are considered at or beyond entry level are completed throughout the program, such as clinical nutrition management, sustainability and business plannning.

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Orientation

Our one day orientation is virtual and completed in the week prior to the start of the Internship.  You are not required to come to Boston at any point during the Internship.

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Exam and Job Search Coaching

Intensive support from program includes registration exam and job search coaching through presentations by an experienced exam coach, an experienced career coach and related activities throughout the Internship. 

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Our Interns Present

Graduates of Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship gain practical knowledge to carry into the workplace. They can use what they've learned to create educational and training presentations benefiting employees, clients and patients.

The Culinary Kitchen

Andie Hilton RDN is a graduate of the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship Class of April 2021. Andie developed and presented this video as part of a series, "The Culinary Kitchen" for the students and parents of the Walpole Public Schools in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Sustainability Planning

Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Interns conduct feasibility studies on  Sustainability Proposals for one of their sites.  This is the presentation of recent graduate Micah Bautista (UC Davis).

Packaging USDA Canned Fruit

Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship graduates Andie Hilton of University of Rhode Island, Isabel Milosevich RDN (Simmons University), Jin Zhang and Christine Burke RDN (URI) developed Packaging USDA Canned Fruit as part of a series of  training videos for Food Service employees. 

Jackson Haen

Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship graduate Jackson Haen was part of our 18th cohort. Jackson made a decision to change his career path from petroleum engineering to dietetics. He did not wish to relocate and chose PNC because of the autonomy available to set his own rotation sites and preceptors.

Our Interns Explain 

Our interns explain what it means to be a part of our program.

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) or Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered. (NDTRs) Priority Nutrition Care's Distance Dietetics Internship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-0040 ext. 5400. https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend