Skip to main content

Preceptor Training Resources


We appreciate your willingness to help us in training USU Dietetic Interns. Working with interns is a fulfilling experience, yet it can also be challenging.  ACEND® (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics), our accrediting body, asks that we provide training resources to our preceptors.  We have created four short preceptor training modules to help you as you precept interns. We also have one video that will give you an overview of our dietetic internship program. 

At the bottom of this page you will find a link to the CDR Dietetics Preceptor Training Program and a link to CDR's page with information on how to report and claim CPEUs for precepting.    


Introduction to USU DI for Preceptors (~10 min)

Intern Performance Evaluations (~12 min)

Inclusion and Implicit Bias (~23 min)

Talk Smart: A Simple Guide for Thoughtful Communication (~9 min)

Providing Effective Feedback (~17 min)

Mentoring Dietetic Interns (~12 min)

Virtual Rotation Best Practices (~5 min)




Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources:

ACEND® has created a webpage to provide resources (e.g. webinars, recorded lectures, workshops, data and trends) for students, faculty and preceptors. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page can be found here



CPEU Credit from CDR for Dietetics Preceptors (link to CDR website) 

Use the link above to learn more and find the forms required to claim CPEUs. The form that you will need from our institution is provided below:

Dietetics Preceptor Training Program

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has developed a preceptor training program for up to 8 CPEU credits. The program and CPEU credits are complimentary.

More information and the link to enroll can be found here.

Preceptor Newsletters

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018