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. In our program interns arrange supervised practice rotations using sites and preceptors of their choice. Interns are expected to find qualified Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to precept for the specific rotations of clinical and acute care, long-term care, community/public health nutrition, foodservice management, wellness, and one area of special interest (emphasis).
Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship Faculty will approve each intern’s proposed plan and schedule prior to the start of their program. Our dietetic internship offers two specific concentrations: Corporate Wellness and Health Promotion.
Be Well Solutions is a comprehensive wellness company specializing in corporate wellness and health promotion. Based on the mission, goals, and resources of the BWS DI, the program also offers two specific concentrations.
Corporate wellness: 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.
Health promotion: Interns will practice effective health communications through design and presentation of nutrition and health related seminars, handouts, newsletters, health posters and other communication tools.
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, interns must complete a minimum of 1200 supervised practice hours. On top of these hours, interns will complete assignments, evaluations and activities associated with each rotation, and attend the Orientation and Exit Classes described above.
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