Dietetic Internship


  • Laurie Kroymann
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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics offers a Dietetic Internship Program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It qualifies graduates to take the exam for qualification as a Registered Dietitian (RD). Clinical dietitians and food service operation managers of the Department of Food and Nutrition Services at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics provide the teaching for the program. Graduate courses in the program are administered by the Carver College of Medicine and the College of Public Health. See "Associated Courses" below.

Students generally complete the program with 9 s.h. of graduate credit, which may be applied toward an advanced degree. Approximately half of the program's graduates go on to complete advanced degree programs, typically a master's degree in health promotion, public health, or business.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics awards a certificate to the program's graduates.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog. They also must complete a didactic program in dietetics that has approval of the ADA Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

Students enter the program in the fall semester. The postmark deadline for applications is February 15.

Associated Courses

For course descriptions, see "Nondepartmental Courses" in the Carver College of Medicine section of the Catalog and "Courses" in the Epidemiology section (College of Public Health).

DIET:9203 (050:203) Clinical Dietetics1 s.h.
EPID:6330 (173:233) Global Nutrition Policy1-3 s.h.
EPID:6350 (173:235) Nutritional Epidemiology2 s.h.
EPID:6360 (173:236) Nutrition Intervention in Clinical Trials Research2 s.h.
EPID:6370 (173:237) Nutrition Intervention in Research Lab3 s.h.


DIET:9203 (050:203) Clinical Dietetics1 s.h.
Nutritional aspects of health and disease, with emphasis on medical nutrition therapy; human nutrition in the clinical state as it relates to physiology and biochemistry.

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