Dietetics Training in a Hospital Setting
If you’re training to become a Registered Dietitian, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center offers the only ACEND-accredited internship in New England in a geriatric long-term care setting. As a long-term chronic care hospital, we serve patients with complex medical needs, including person-centered care for those with chronic illness and short-term post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospitalization, illness, or surgery.
With locations in Boston and at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is the only senior health care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School. And as part of the broader Hebrew SeniorLife network, we offer a full continuum of care for seniors.
About the Curriculum
The Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Dietetic Internship’s mission is to prepare graduates by providing the tools to care for the growing population of older adults in hospital settings. The program will provide an emphasis in geriatric nutrition and food service management to help raise the standards in senior health care.
The internship program offers two tracks:
- A 10-month, full-time track running from September to June
- A 22-month, part-time track running from September to June, including a two-month break in between the first and second year.
Both tracks provide training in a long term chronic care hospital with a focus on the aging population and clinical rehabilitation. We provide interns with a supervised practice experience designed to provide a strong theoretical knowledge base with practical experiences in:
- Sub-acute clinical nutrition
- Outpatient nutrition services
- Community nutrition
- Food service management
- Skilled nursing
- Long-term medical care
The program also includes a rotation at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, allowing interns to gain exposure in nutrition and geriatric research at one of the largest gerontological research facilities in the U.S. The Marcus Institute, which is also affiliated with Harvard Medical School, is based at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Commission of Dietetic Registration credentialing examination for Registered Dietitians.
Thank you for submitting your payment for program fees and/or tuition.
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