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Undergraduate:

1. Students must be enrolled full-time (three or more units of credit during the September to April academic year) at the Mount; must have completed a minimum of 10 units; must have achieved a GPA of 2.7 or higher in BSc.AHN (Dietetics) program required courses; achieved a passing grade in each of these courses; and a minimum grade of B- in the required NUTR courses including: NUTR 2204, NUTR 2211, NUTR 2324, NUTR 3313, NUTR 3315, NUTR 3325, NUTR 3326, NUTR 3407, NUTR 44400, NUTR 4406, NUTR 4408, NUTR 4409, NUTR 4414, NUTR 4417, and NUTR 4444. 


2. Prior to the Level I internship course, students will normally have completed NUTR 3313, 3315, 3325, 3326, 3407 and CHEM 3502; as well as the prerequisites for these courses. Students normally apply to the IEP in the fall of their third year. The IEP first course is normally integrated between the third and fourth years of study and the second and third IEP courses follow the fourth year of study. Transfer students may apply earlier depending on the number of courses transferred. Students are advised to read the information in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar http://www.msvu.ca/site/media/msvu/2017-2018%20UG%20Calendar.pdf and attend all internship information sessions to determine eligibility. 

3. Students normally apply in the fall of their 3rd year of study. Transfer students may apply in an earlier year depending on the number of courses transferred.

4. Admission to the undergraduate Program will be conditional pending spring term final grade results, which must meet Program grade requirements stated in procedure 1, above.

5. The Intern must maintain a cumulative GPA of ≥2.7 over BScAHN (Dietetics) courses, achieve a passing grade in each of these courses, and a minimum grade of B- in the required NUTR courses stated in procedure 1, above, to maintain their status in the Program.

6. Students are required to submit full application packages to the Internship Education Program Office administrative assistant by the specified deadlines as detailed in the MSVU Academic Calendar and elaborated in the following Internship Education Program Policy and Procedure sections. 

7. Application to the IEP is highly competitive – while high academic standing is important, student engagement in professional/student associations/activities is very important.  Also, students are advised to seek related work experiences in the summers preceding application. Students can also choose to complete their internship requirement through the Dietitians of Canada Match (https://www.dietitians.ca/Become-a-Dietitian/Internships-Practicum-Programs.aspx ). Both streams are very competitive; thus, students should be prepared to apply to both.

Graduate:

1. Graduate students may apply to the Internship Education Program (IEP) along with their MScAHN application. Refer to the MSVU Academic Calendar for Graduate Programs for admission and application requirements. Also refer to the following Internship Education Program Policy and Procedure sections.

2. Graduate students in the IEP must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of ≥ 3.0 over MScAHN courses and achieved a passing grade in each of these courses, to be eligible for the Program and to maintain their status in the Program.

3. Graduate students in the IEP must maintain academic currency in order to be well prepared for all their internship rotations and the dietetic registration examination. Therefore, interns are required to engage in academic upgrading if it has been more than three years since they have completed course work in a particular knowledge area.