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Why Choose KU's Dietetic Internship Program?

The features that set our program apart include outstanding faculty, customized practice experiences to match your interests, and our unparalleled position within the region's premiere academic health center.

As a student in KU's dietetic internship program, you will train with the latest technology and access to interprofessional clinical experiences. You will have more than 45 practice sites to choose from, ranging from The University of Kansas Health System to nearby Children’s Mercy Hospital, to KU Athletics, as well as grocery stores, public schools and more. Continue to explore program details. 

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Join us for an open house!

You'll have the opportunity to speak with current students and faculty of KU's dietetics and nutrition programs. This informal, no-pressure information session provides you with the opportunity to ask questions and topics including eligibility requirements, prerequisites, courses and more.

Questions, advising and campus visit opportunities.

We're here to answer questions and provide assistance as you prepare for an exciting career in dietetics and nutrition. For more information on KU's dietetic internship graduate certificate program or our dual master's degree/dietetic internship program, please see answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
High school students and college students in their early years of study may contact Alex Lopez, our school's outreach and recruitment specialist, with questions at or 913-588-1743 (711 TTY).
If you're close to applying to KU, please contact Jeannine Goetz, Ph.D., program director, at or 913-588-1449 (711 TTY).
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What is a Dietitian?

An essential member of the modern health care team, a registered dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has met the minimum academic and professional requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to qualify for the RD credential.
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The University of Kansas dietetic internship graduate certificate program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800-877-1600, ext. 5400;

The program outcomes data are available upon request to prospective students and the public. Documents relating to accreditation may be obtained from the department office.

The full accreditation covers the remainder of the 7-year term ending December 31, 2023. This term was extended to December 31, 2024 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Another extension was granted in summer 2022 and is valid until December 31, 2025.

Graduates of KU's dietetic internship graduate certificate program are eligible to take the registered dietitian examination offered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. All U.S. states with licensure and certification requirements currently accept the registered dietitian credential for state licensure and certification purposes. The Commission on Dietetic Registration provides information on specific state licensure requirements.

School of Health Professions

Dietetics and Nutrition
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5355 • 711 TTY