Graduate Dietetic Internship

The Dietetic Internship pathway to the Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Sensory Science (MSDI) provides supervised practice experience in conjunction with the M.S. degree to enable baccalaureate degree graduates of Didactic Programs in Dietetics (DPDs) the opportunity to fulfill the experiential requirements to sit for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0400,

The 31-credit non-thesis MSDI includes 1075 hours of supervised practice. Academic coursework and supervised practice are completed in unison throughout the program and can be completed in 12 months. Academic coursework will be completed on campus and/or by distance learning. Supervised practice will take place during summer, fall, and spring semesters. All supervised practice site placements are arranged by the MSDI Director within the state of Kansas or Kansas City Metro area. Sites include acute and critical care, outpatient, long-term care, wellness, public health, community, school foodservice, and other professional settings.

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