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Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition at UofM

The University of Memphis Clinical Nutrition Master’s Program /Dietetic Internship is an intensive curriculum lasting 16 months. The program begins in mid-August of one year and continues with classes and/or supervised practice through the end of the fall semester of the second year. The program is 42 semester hours. Our didactic curriculum focuses on preparing our interns for clinical rotations. Interns take 13 hours of coursework each of the first two semesters (fall and spring) and have a 20-hour per week graduate assistantship (GA) in a clinical site or management site. The supervised practice (internship/rotations) aspect of the program focuses primarily on adult clinical nutrition with several pediatric rotations, community, and management rotations occurring in a variety of health care sites all over Memphis. Thesis work begins in the first fall semester and is required for completion of the program. Students will have been prepared beyond entry level and will receive a verification statement. Interns are then eligible to finish the credentialing process to become an RD.