To supervise interns, the site must have on staff a qualified professional to serve as a preceptor.
For clinical rotations the preceptor must be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
For other rotations and concentrations, it is preferred that a preceptor be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or certified or licensed Public Health professional.
Except for clinical nutrition, preceptors are not required to be RDN’s. Qualified preceptors need to have the education and experience needed to provide guidance for supervised practice experience. See a list of preceptor options in the chart titled Rotation Information.
Preceptors must be licensed to meet state and federal regulations or credentialed as needed for the area or areas in which they are providing intern supervision.
Preceptors should be able to document continuing education in their field over a minimum of the past two years.
Preceptors are asked to set aside adequate time to provide proper supervision and a willingness to share experiences that will help the intern grow.