Innovative Approach With An Individualized Program
The Be Well Solutions Distance Dietetic Internship offers opportunities for motivated interns to create personalized programs by finding practice sites and preceptors that serve their unique career objectives. While designed to produce qualified and competent entry-level dietitians (RDN’s), our program provides areas of concentration in Corporate Wellness and Health Promotion. These concentrations provide exposure to an industry (worksite wellness) that is expected to experience robust growth as more and more organizations adopt wellness programs to help lower healthcare costs and improve employee morale.
This distance internship is geared to the intern who is self-motivated and interested in taking a proactive approach to their program. Interested interns must work well independently and communicate effectively in person and via technology.
As a distance dietetic internship, we require interns to secure their own supervised practice rotations using sites and preceptors of their choice. Interns are expected to find qualified Registered Dietitian Nutritionists as preceptors. In order to complete the minimum requirement of 1200 supervised practice hours, we require interns to complete the following rotations:
Clinical – 480 hours
Foodservice – 80 hours
Community Public Health – 160 hours
Wellness Disease Prevention – 320 hours
Emphasis – 160 hours
Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship Faculty will approve each intern’s proposed plan and schedule prior to the start of their program.
Be Well Solutions is a comprehensive wellness company specializing in corporate wellness and health promotion. Through didactic learning during the Wellness Rotation, interns will become proficient in assessment of an organization’s population health risks, development of worksite wellness programming based on the populations’ needs, and participation in, and implementation of, a comprehensive worksite wellness program. Supervised practice during the Wellness Rotation will allow interns to practice effective health communications through design and presentation of nutrition and health related seminars, handouts, newsletters, health posters and other communication tools. As a result of the comprehensive Wellness Rotation, interns will graduate from our program with a concentration in corporate wellness and health promotion.
The Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship is a full-time internship program that can be completed in 10 months. In the event of extenuating circumstances, interns have up to 150% of the time allotted to complete the program requirements (15 months). Interns are required to travel to Be Well Solutions in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area on two occasions – for an Orientation Week that introduces them to their faculty advisors and provides firm foundations for their upcoming rotations and for a 3-Day Exit Class session that prepares graduates for the next steps in their professional journeys.
In order to graduate from the program, interns must successfully complete the minimum supervised practice hours, didactic learning experiences, and fulfill learning objectives in order to demonstrate competencies laid forth by ACEND and BWS DI. Additionally, interns must pass the BWS DI comprehensive examination that will be administered after rotations are completed.
Be Well Solutions will provide a Verification Statement to interns upon completion of the program. The Program Director will submit names to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as evidence that the interns are eligible to sit for the Registered Dietitian (RD) credentialing exam.
The Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship has been granted Candidacy for Accreditation Status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the dietetic Registration Exam.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: (800) 877-1600 ext. 5400
Why Choose Be Well Solutions
Flexibility & Opportunity
The Be Well Solutions DI is designed to provide interns with all of the guidance, support and knowledge required to become a successful Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. The Be Well Solutions DI allows interns to create their own rotation schedule at their preferred geographic location(s). This design offers maximum flexibility and the opportunity to network with nutrition professionals in a wide variety of practice settings.
Interns begin with a required Orientation Week in Solon, Ohio – a suburb of Cleveland. The Orientation Week will allow the interns to get to know their classmates and faculty in a personal way. Throughout the Orientation Week, the interns will receive instruction from an assortment of practicing RDNs, physicians, and other experienced clinical professionals. This talented faculty will provide the essentials needed to build a solid clinical foundation for upcoming rotations. At the completion of the Orientation Week, the interns will participate in a memorable White Coat Ceremony.
Following orientation, the interns begin their prearranged rotations. Throughout rotations our interns will attend online meetings and receive instruction and feedback from the BWS DI faculty. Each intern will be assigned a RDN faculty advisor who will be available for support and guidance throughout the program. The internship concludes with a three-day exit class and graduation ceremony in Solon, Ohio.
Unlike most other distance programs, we are willing to provide some guidance in securing rotation sites. Interns are highly encouraged to have all sites confirmed prior to applying to the program. For more information, prospective interns can email email@example.com. We are fully committed to our interns’ success in the program and following graduation.