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									Dietetic Internship Certificate
   Department of Nutrition Science
      Sage Graduate School
        The Sage Colleges
The Mission of The Dietetic Internship
…to provide the practical experiences which
  will enable graduates of ADA didactic
  programs to become competent, entry level
  dietetic practitioners prepared for the
  challenges of a changing society and to
  impress on interns the importance of life long
  education and self-improvement …
         An Integrative Approach

• Over 1,000 hours of supervised practice in and
  around the Capital District of Upstate New York
• A focus on Clinical Dietetics, Food Service
  Management, and Community Nutrition
• Five Graduate Courses applicable to one of
  three Master’s Degree Programs
• Full Time and Part Time options
• Opportunities to network with nutrition
  professionals via on-campus programs and
  State and Local Dietetic Association Meetings
               Location, Location, Location!

Troy is in the heart of the Capital Region of New York
State, which allows Sage Dietetic Interns to be placed in a
variety of exceptional facilities such as:
(Clicking on a facility name will bring you to the facility’s website)
    – Albany Medical Center
    – Averill Park School District
    – Cornell Cooperative Extension
    – Ellis Hospital
    – Glens Falls Hospital
    – New York State Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and
      WIC Programs
    – Saratoga Springs School District
    – Northeast Health
            The Internship Experience
• Clinical Dietetics (13 weeks)
    – Interns spend 10 weeks conducting supervised medical nutrition therapy
      rotating among Cardiology, Diabetes, Geriatrics, AIDS/HIV, Oncology,
      Renal Dialysis, and 3 weeks of Nutrition Support
    – The final 3 weeks are Entry-Level Practice in which the Intern acts as a
      Generalist Dietitian responsible for an assigned unit or floor of the
• Food Service Management (13 weeks)
    – Rotation topics include, Menu Planning; Supply & Food Procurement;
      Food Production & Service Systems; Sanitation; Safety; Recycling;
      Merchandising & Food Marketing; Management Tools, Functions, &
      Skills; Human Resource Management; Central Office & Project
      Management; and Clinical Nutrition Management
• Community Nutrition (7 weeks)
    – 1 week of Orientation & WIC training
    – 2 weeks of supervised practice with a High Risk Maternity/Pre-Natal
      Nutrition Program (WIC)
    – 4 weeks of supervised practice in a Community Nutrition Education
    A Combined Internship & Master’s
• Required Dietetic Internship Master’s Courses:
   –   NTR 530 Practicum in Clinical Nutrition
   –   NTR 531 Practicum in Food Service Systems Management
   –   NTR 548 Contemporary Topics in Dietetics
   –   NTR 549 Nutrition and Disease Management for Pediatrics
   –   NTR 532 Practicum in Community Nutrition I
• Internship Master’s Courses can be applied to the
  following Master’s Degree Programs:
  (click to link to Degree Program)
        • Applied Nutrition
        • Health Education
        • Health Services Administration
                   Flexible Options
• Full Time
   – Completed in 10 months
   – Supervised practice four days per week (minimum of 32 hours)
   – Two graduate courses during both Fall and Spring terms
     (classes generally held on Mondays)
   – One course taken during Summer Session III
• Part Time
   – Must be completed within 2 years
   – Approximately 16 hours of supervised practice per week
   – One course is taken in the fall semester and continued in the
     spring semester of the first year
   – One course is taken in Summer Session III of the first year
   – Two courses are taken in the fall semester of the second year
   – One course is taken in the spring semester of the second year
           Financial Aid Eligibility
• To qualify for either Federal and State Aid or the Stafford Student
  Loans, Interns must apply and be accepted into one of the Sage
  Graduate School Master's degree programs.
• Anyone accepted/matched to the Sage Graduate School Dietetic
  Internship Program automatically meets the MS in Applied Nutrition
  admission requirements. However, applicants must complete and
  submit the first page of the Application for Admission, of the Sage
  Graduate School Self-Managed Application with their DI Application
• To be considered for financial aid, the application for Federal
  Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov
  for more details.
      Credit for Prior Experience
The ADA allows programs the flexibility to modify supervised
experiences for individuals with extensive learning and professional
competence acquired outside the academic setting.
A maximum of 6 credits may be waived for professional competency.
Waiver Process: (for more information click here)
• Submit Sage Graduate School Dietetic Internship Application and
   submit SGS DI Practicum Course Waiver Application with
   corresponding Professional Competency Portfolio(s) (one
   portfolio for each practicum course to be waived).
• Oral presentation and interview, one session for each practicum
   course to be waived.
• Pass the course specific examination(s) with a grade of 70% or
   better, one exam for each course to be waived.
• Program Fee and Tuition are reduced based on number of credits
          Professional Opportunities &
•   New York State Dietetic Association Annual Meeting
•   Hudson Valley Dietetic Association Meetings
•   Sage Graduate School Research Symposium
•   Nutrition Department Programs:
     – Fall Nutrition Seminar
     – Annual Nutrition Networking Night
       Where Do Our Graduates Work?
Clinical Dietetics
    Susan Indilicato has been a Registered Dietitian since September
2005. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Sage Graduate
School, and was awarded New York State Outstanding Dietetic
Intern Student of the Year for 2004-2005. Susan graduated in
August 2008 with her Master’s Degree in Applied Nutrition from
Sage Graduate School. She is currently employed as a Clinical
Dietitian at Albany Medical Center. Before becoming employed
at Albany Medical Center (AMC), she worked at St. Peter’s
hospital as a diet clerk and technician, assisting Dietitians.

    Susan currently provides medical nutritional therapy (MNT) to
patients and participates in educating medical students & residents
at AMC. Ms. Indilicato is a hard working, highly motivated person
who loves working with people and educating others about
       Where Do Our Graduates Work?
Community Dietetics

Danielle Quigley is a Registered Dietitian and
New York State Certified Dietitian Nutritionist.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in
Nutrition from Russell Sage College in 2001,
graduating with Honors. She completed her dietetic internship in 2002 and was
awarded a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from
Sage Graduate School in 2003. Danielle has extensive experience with federal
nutrition programs, working previously as a WIC Nutritionist in Indiana and as a
Nutrition Consultant for the “Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables” (JSY)
program where she educated thousands of food stamp recipients in the largest
geographic area of NY State. Danielle is currently employed as a Public Health
Nutritionist for the NYS Department of Health and serves as the Contract
Manager for a USDA Food Stamp Nutrition Education program. She oversees
the nutrition, fiscal and food safety areas of this multi-million dollar initiative.
       Where Do Our Graduates Work?
Community Dietetics
Ellie Wilson is a registered dietitian and Senior Nutritionist for Price
Chopper/Golub Corporation, located in Schenectady, NY. She holds a M.S. in
Community Health Education and is certified in weight management for
pediatrics, adolescents, and adults. Ms. Wilson attended
Russell Sage College, where she obtained her B.S. in Nutrition
Science. She then completed her Internship and Master’s degree at
Sage Graduate School. She has held clinical dietitian positions with
Seton Health Systems, Albany Clinical Nutrition, and Capital
Cardiology Associates; worked as a consultant for. NYS Education
Dept. with the School Meals Initiative; Outreach Director for the Oley
Foundation, a non-profit that serves individuals living on TPN or
tube feeding; and also had a private practice, Neighborhood
Nutrition, LLC, offering MNT and corporate wellness programs. As
Senior Nutritionist at Price Chopper, Ellie develops nutrition
resources for the chain’s 116 stores. She is active professionally
with the Hudson Valley and New York State Dietetic Associations.
    What Our Graduates Have to Say
“The program was both intense and challenging. I enjoyed
it immensely and would highly recommend it to anyone
seeking the skills necessary to become a successful dietitian
and leader.”

  “Sage Graduate School was my first choice for the DI
  program because of the small class size, professors with
  professional nutrition experience and both an independent
  and team-based approach to learning.”

“A degree from The Sage Colleges and completion of the
DI program opened many doors for me. Within 3 years at
my current place of employment, I was promoted to lead a
team of top nutrition professionals.”
            Contact Information

For any questions you may have concerning our dietetic
internship or further details regarding the DI/MS option,
please contact DI Director, Melodie Bell-Cavallino, MS,
RD, CDN, FADA, at (518) 244-2075 or via e-mail at

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