Dietetic Internship

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When you complete a Didactic Program in Nutrition & Dietetics with a Bachelor’s or Graduate Degree, a dietetic internship program, and the Registration Examination for Dietitians, you qualify to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). This internship program prepares you for careers in a variety of settings such as hospitals, health care agencies, food industries, schools, and private practice.

The Lamar University Internship Program (LUIP) in Nutrition & Dietetics offers an 11-month (August to July) accredited program for up to 10 students. The program emphasizes nutrition education and counseling and requires you to complete a minimum of 1200 hours (38 weeks). Upon satisfactory completion of the internship program requirements, you become eligible to take the Registration Exam for Dietitians Nutritionists and become an active member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Additionally, once you are a qualified RDN, you are eligible to take the Texas Jurisprudence Exam and apply to become a Texas Licensed Dietitian. Regulations and requirements may vary from state-to-state; more information is available here.

*The Internship Program in Nutrition & Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).