Dietetic Internship Program
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas offers a nine-month dietetic internship, with a Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration. Since its inception in 1972, the Texas Health Dallas DI program has built a strong reputation for graduating successful dietitians.
  • About the Program

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas offers a nine-month dietetic internship, with a Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration. Since its inception in 1972, the Texas Health Dallas DI program has built a strong reputation for graduating successful dietitians.

    The mission of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas’s Dietetic Internship Program is to provide the intern the opportunity to learn in a continuous process and develop the skills necessary to become a competent entry-level registered dietitian to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve.

    Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

    In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.

    For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here.

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 875-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. Texas Health Dallas offers a full range of services, including Level II trauma, cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

    Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The hospital is a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and has been recognized for high performance in heart bypass and colon cancer surgery.

  • General Program Information
    • Area of Program Concentration: Clinical/Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Six dietetic internship positions available each year
    • Average intern GPA: 3.6
    • One-year pass rate on RDN exam (last three years): 95 percent
    • Nine hours of graduate credit (optional) through Texas Woman's University (TWU) upon completing the requirements of the internship program. No additional coursework is required.

  • Program Rotations

    Our internship program includes clinical, food service and community experiences. With the support of our staff, interns receive individualized training to enhance their knowledge and prepare them for hands-on experiences. Most of rotations will take place at Texas Health Dallas in addition to other facilities in the area.

    At the successful completion of the dietetic internship program, graduates are eligible to take the registered dietitian exam through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

  • Accreditation Status

    The Texas Health Dallas Dietetic Internship Program is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    https://www.eatrightpro.org/acend
    120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
    Chicago, IL  60606-6995
    Phone: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400
    Email: ACEND@eatright.org

  • Additional Information and Applications

    For more information and to apply:

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