In the case of dietetic practical training, preceptors instruct, observe, and assess students as they demonstrate their competence with respect to the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice.
Dietetic practical training occurs within a specified time period and uses standardized evaluation practices.
Preceptors implement high quality dietetic practical training and facilitate dietetic students’ entry into the profession, and, as such, play an important role in supporting the development of the next generation of dietitians.
Precepting strengthens the dietetics profession as a whole. By developing relationships among new and experienced practitioners, precepting creates opportunities for information sharing that fortifies the knowledge base for both preceptors and students.