Integrated Dietetic Internship Program

Gain Relevant Work Experience in Your Desired Field

StFX offers a 42-week Integrated Dietetic Internship (IDI) option for StFX students in the Bachelor of Human Nutrition degree program (Concentration: Dietetics) who are passionate to build a career within the field of nutrition and have a desire to pursue a career in dietetics. The IDI program in an accredited dietetic education program that is recognized by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP).  The internship program integrates academic and experiential learning which enables student's eligibility to write the Canadian Dietetic Registration Exam (CDRE) and registration with a provincial dietetics regulatory body to practice as a Registered Dietitian

An IDI Student

Each practicum offers a diverse learning experience that encourages students to gain knowledge, skills, and expertise across a wide range of dietetic practices including food service management, nutrition care, and public health promotion.   


An IDI Student

Examples of possible placements:  

  • Long-term care facilities 

  • Hospitals 

  • Public health 

  • Primary healthcare 

  • Family resource centres/community centres 

  • Farmers’ Markets 

  • Non-profit organizations 

  • Community health centres 

  • University food service 

  • StFX Sports Nutrition 

Beginning the Internship

Option 1: Enter directly from high school: follow the dietetics course concentration and apply for an integration of your practicum experience after your 3rd year of study OR apply for the  Integrated Dietetic Internship Program in your fourth year of study.  

Option 2:  A fast-tracked, accelerated dietetics degree is available to transfer students. Work with a department advisor to facilitate your dietetic concentration course selection and start your internship practicum program in your final year of study, which could be in as little as 2 years.  

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