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Dietetic Internship


In affiliation with

The Emily Program                 fairview hospitals logo               M Health



Administration of the University of Minnesota Dietetic Internship is through the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus. The program is a cooperative effort between the department and The Emily Program, as well as Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Health.

Offering two areas of concentration:
(1) Eating Disorders-The Emily Program (ED-TEP)
(2) Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

The University of Minnesota Dietetic Internship program offers non-credit, non-degree, supervised practice experiences designed to prepare graduates with a nutrition/dietetics degree to become eligible for the CDR credentialing exam for registered dietitian nutritionists

This program has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) for the 2014-2019 period.

ACEND is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) or dietetic technicians, registered (DTR). ACEND serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs.

ACEND is recognized by the United States Department of Education affirming that ACEND meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs. ACEND is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and abides by its code of good practice.

ACEND can be contacted by:
Email:    ACEND@eatright.org
Phone:  800/877-1600, ext. 5400
Mail:      120 South Riverside Plaza
              Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995