Dietetic Internship

The Lamar University Internship Program (LUIP) in Nutrition & Dietetics requires you to complete 24 graduate hours. You may apply eighteen of these hours toward an advanced degree in the department. We strongly encourage you to continue graduate study beyond the LUIP. For information on graduate studies, visit the FCS Graduate Program page.

Courses in the LUIP include:

Dietetic Practitioner (3 hours) - Advanced didactic preparation in dietetics. Includes nutritional assessment, charting, counseling skills, and medical nutrition therapy calculations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Lamar University IP.

Advanced Dietetics (6 hours) - Study of the delivery of nutritional services and consultation for individuals, families, and institutions. Students complete projects in client education, clinical nutrition, public health, foodservice management, and related activities. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Lamar University IP and successful completion of graduate courses.

Dietetic Practicum (6 hours) - Supervised practice, which includes an average of 32 hours per week of field experience in the areas of clinical nutrition, community nutrition, foodservice systems management, and business. Rotations include hospitals and other health care facilities. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Lamar University IP and successful completion of graduate courses.

Field Experience (9 hours) - Enhances the supervised practice by offering opportunities for the intern to practice prioritizing assignments, augmenting time management skills, expanding thoroughness and accuracy in completing activities, and achieving competencies established by ACEND. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Lamar University IP and successful completion of graduate courses.