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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 location.

As a student in KU's Dietetic Internship Program, you will train at a leading academic medical center 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 Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Athletics, grocery stores, public schools and more. Continue to explore program details. 

After completing the dietetic internship graduate certificate program, students only need an additional 16-19 credit hours to finish the master's degree. Visit our curriculum page for more information. 

If you are interested in scheduling a campus visit, please contact Dr. Goetz at We will be holding several open houses with virtual and in-person opportunities this year:

Virtual Open Houses

  • Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, January 14, 2022 at 12 p.m.

On-Campus Open House

  • Friday, December 10, 2021 at 1 p.m.



Read the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or contact Jeannine Goetz, program director, at or 913-588-1449 (711 TTY).

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 has been extended to December 31, 2024 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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