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Smart Snacking for Adults and Teens

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Estimated Costs for the Onsite Track

  • Total Credits- 33
  • Cost per credit- (2015-2016) $775.00
  • Registration fee per semester - $50.00
  • Malpractice insurance fee for Summer II only - $20.00
  • Books- $500
  • Transportation (your own vehicle is needed) - $300 - $500 : depending on the price of fuel and your MPG
    • Note that a pediatric rotation will require interns to travel to Philadelphia and obtain hotel accommodations for 2 or 3 nights.
  • Clothing for professional components- $100
  • Medical Examination and Immunizations (need for drug screen varies)- $350
  • Drug Screen - varies
  • Criminal Record Check- $30.25
  • Child Abuse Record Check- $10
  • FBI Fingerprint Search - $33.00
  • Medical Insurance - required


Additional Requirements

Health Clearance

All students must provide evidence of a current physical examination. The following forms need to be completed and signed by a physician.

  • Health history
  • Physical examination & Immunization record

A current physical: PPD (two step TB test required); proof of rubeola, rubella, mump and varicella antibody titers and Hepatitis B series; is one defined as one completed no earlier than one month before the student plans to begin the DI program.

The form is available through Student Health Services at: Health History, Physical and Immunization Form

The completed form should be returned to Marywood University Student Health Service in an envelope marked "Onsite Dietetic Internship Program" [Note: During the summer months return the completed forms to Maureen Dunne-Touhey].  This form must be completed prior to the first day of supervised practice. No student will be allowed in a supervised practice setting without a current physical and current immunization record. If you or your physician have any questions about the forms, contact Maureen Dunne-Touhey, MS, RD, LDN - DI Director at (570) 961-4751. The forms will be kept on file for two years, then discarded.

Since some facilities want to have a copy of the health form, please duplicate your completed form so that you will have a copy should one be necessary.


Students need to provide their own reliable transportation. Marywood University is not liable for any accidents or injuries that occur while the student is en route or at planned learning experiences.

Professional Meetings

Students are strongly encouraged to attend meetings of their local and state dietetic associations, as well as pertinent seminars. The student may seek prior approval from the program director and the practice preceptor to count a seminar occurring during normally scheduled supervised practice time as part of their learning plan. In general, up to one seminar day per month will be permitted to count towards supervised practice. Seminar tuition is the student's responsibility.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  Membership:

Full-time students are eligible to hold membership in the Acedemy of Nutrition and Dietetics. See the Academy membership application for information, or contact the Academy at 1-800-877-1600 ext. 4841, to request a membership application. Students are strongly encouraged to become student members.

State Organizations

The Academy informs state organizations of new Academy members residing in that state. 

Local and District Organizations

Membership information about your local academy organization should be available through local officers.