Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship Is Participating In

Second Round Application Process For Our Class Starting February 2021

First Round Application Process For Our Class Starting September 2021.

Please Note: You will have no access to your DICAS account between 11/25/20 and 11/30/20 as DICAS will be closed for maintenance.

Complete in 6 months (or less with PAL credit) 

Due to the impacts of the Covid-19 we have made changes to our Program. In May and July we graduated two classes who successfully completed our program during the pandemic.

Our Program is now 25 weeks long (1000 Hours). Six months or less.  Four days / week (Monday through Thursday) will be spent at your site (or in rotations where the preceptor is working virtually) and one day (Friday) at your home office completing group assignments with your small group. If the pandemic worsens to the point that sites are not available,and all Interns must leave their sites, our Program has plans in place to provide what is described by our accreditor, ACEND, as authentic practice experiences, which may be completed from your home office. Determinations will be made on a case by case basis and the state of the pandemic at a particular point in time in particular places as to the best alternatives for completing supervised practice.  Please note that on site experiences are preferred.  We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness of sites.

Our January & September 2021 orientations will be online.

Concentration: Business of Nutrition & Management of Food & Nutrition Services

We offer 3 payment plans.

We have expanded our options for sites.

We have expanded our options for PAL credit.

Our deposit is $1820.

  • 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.

    Live at Home, Save Money, Make Connections

    Distance program allows you to live at home.

  • Why choose Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship?

    Design Your Own Rotations

    Clinical, Community, Food Service and Elective.

    Partnered with University of Houston

    Credit toward Master's Degree in Nutrition.

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Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship

A unique full time 6 month Distance Dietetic Internship Program (25 weeks/40 hours per week) with offices in the Metropolitan Boston area, during which you can make life-long friends from other parts of the country while completing your Internship, enjoying the support of your family and friends, saving money, networking and making contacts for future employment right where you live. Although we are a large Internship (accredited for 143 Interns annually), we maintain a small Internship culture by having our Interns working in small groups (6-8 Interns). The Clinical, Food Service and Community rotations are equally divided into 6 weeks each and the culminating Elective rotation is 7 weeks in length.

We participate in both the Fall and Spring matches and accept up to 70 Interns in each match. We are now awarding credit for Prior Assessed Learning (PAL) which may be acquired through life or work experience and could shorten the length of the Internship by five weeks or more and we are offering three different payment plans.

What make 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 do your Internship. Because we are a distance program, our interns can save money by staying close to home and avoiding the costs of relocation and 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 paying over a longer period.

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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 work or life experience.

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Partnered with U of Houston M.S. in Nutrition

Successful completion of the our Internship qualifies you for up to 12 credits from the University of Houston toward their online Master's in Nutrition. Students are able to waive 6 hours of credit due to previous work experience (i.e. their experiences in the internship); this 6 hours is waived completely. Students do not pay for or register for these hours. For the additional 6 hours of credit they have to enroll and pay for two, 3 credit hour courses.  PNC is a separate entity and does not award credit.

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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.

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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

Finding Preceptors does not have to be a struggle. Improve your options for available Preceptors by planning your on site schedule Monday through Thursday 32 hours per week. Eight hour per week will be spent at your home office completing Internship projects and assignments.

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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.

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Business Concentration

Enhance your skills with projects related to THE BUSINESS OF NUTRITION and THE MANAGEMENT OF FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES throughout the Internship.

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Orientation

Because of the uncertainty related to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) , our January & September 2021 orientations will be on a virtual platform. You will not be required to come to Boston. 

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Exam and Job Search Coaching

Intensive support from program includes registration exam and job search coaching. 

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Why Choose Our Program?

My PNCDDI Experience

Watch this video and you'll understand why the Priority Nutrition Care Distance Dietetic Internship is consistently rated in the top programs available.

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