Program Requirements

Dietetic Internship Graduate Certificate

The Dietetic Internship program prepares graduates for entry into careers as registered dietitians. Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college and complete course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). Successful completion of the internship allows the student to take the registration examination to acquire the RD credential and enter the profession as a Registered Dietitian.

Certificate Requirements

This graduate certificate program has a nutrition therapy emphasis and includes 1,240 hours of supervised practice experience. Supervised practice experiences for clinical education are available in community nutrition, food and nutrition management, clinical nutrition, and a practice area of interest designed by the student to meet personal learning and educational goals. To view more information on curriculum and degree requirements, please visit the program's website.


The following courses (24 credit hours) are completed during fall, spring, and summer terms.

DN 825 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 3
DN 826 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 3
DN 822 Management Dietetics and Nutrition I 2
DN 823 Management Dietetics and Nutrition II 2
DN 841 International Nutrition 1
DN 842 United States Public Health Nutrition 1
DN 817 Seminar in Dietetics and Nutrition I 1
DN 818 Seminar in Dietetics and Nutrition II 1
DN 827 Practicum: Process in Clinical Dietetics 10

Contact Info

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

KU Medical Center
Mail Stop 4013, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Debra Sullivan, Chair
Rachel Barkley, Dietetic Internship Director
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