Degree Plan

The Dietetic Internship program provides 15 hours of graduate coursework. Students take five 3-hour graduate courses during the year and receive a certificate at the end of the program. The minimum number of hours of supervised practice required for accreditation of Dietetic Internship programs is 1400. Therefore, this 35-week dietetic internship will be adequate to fully meet the requirements. The internship cycle will begin in August and end in June of each year. For a full list of significant dates regarding the one-year internship, see the Academic and Program Calendar.

Summer Semester (3 hours):

  • Weight Management (3)

Fall semester (6 hours):

  • Nutrition and Poverty (3)
  • Dietetic Internship (3)

Spring Semester (6 hours):

  • Dietetic Internship (3)
  • Nutrition Research (3)

Courses and Rotations:

Rotation Practice Site Weeks Supervised Practice Hours
OrientationCitySquare in Dallas, Texas10
Medical Nutrition Therapy, Clinical, Acute, Critical, and Long Term CareMethodist Mansfield Medical Center, Baylor Irving Medical Center, Denton State Supported Living4160
 Christian Care Centers140
 CitySquare Clinic and Community Education and Counseling at CitySquare3120
 Fresinius Dialysis (Anticipated but not counted in weeks at this point)   
Total of MNT  8 320
Foodservice Management and AdministrationDallas ISD9360
 Christian Care Centers140
 CitySquare Food on the Move (Summer Feeding Program)140
 CitySquare Food Bank280
Total Foodservice, Management and Administration  13 520
Poverty and CommunityCommunity Education and Counseling at CitySquare280
 CitySquare Food on the Move (Summer Feeding Program)280
 Dallas Life Homeless Shelter280
 Outreach Services-WIC-Weatherford,TX or Terrell, TX280
 CitySquare Opportunity Center Cafe280
Total Poverty and Community  10 400
ResearchCollaboration with ACU School of Social Work- Field Work3120
Total of Research  3 120
Optional RotationInterns select rotation of choice in area of interest, upon D.I. approval140
Holidays/Vacation 50
TOTAL These rotations split hours between Foodservice and MNT or Foodservice and Poverty & Community  1400
Application Deadline:
Fall 2017
  • Feb. 15, 2017

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