Internship Program (IP)

Program Basics:

  • The MS/IP at McNeese State University (MSU) is a Nutrition Therapy and Health Promotion dietetic internship program. The combined MS/IP is an 18-month program of graduate study that integrates didactic and clinical experiences into one curriculum. The program will begin in the fall semester and run through the spring, summer, and fall semesters of the next year.
  • Both the Internship Program and the Master of Science degree must be completed in order to receive a Verification Statement and be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  Up to ten qualified applicants are accepted each year.
  • Travel is required for this internship program.
  • Rotations in varied clinical, community and food service management settings.

 

Summary of Supervised Practice:

Type of Experience/Rotations:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy/Clinical: Total 564 Hours
  • Food Service Management (FSM): Total 320 Hours
  • Community Nutrition: Total 352 Hours
  • Staff Relief: Total 64 Hours
  • NUFS 601 Internship Class: Total 128 Hours

**These numbers are approximations and are subject to change

 

Program Benefits:

  • Faculty recognized nationally for teaching and dietetic education expertise, committed to the program.
  • The Combined Master of Science/Internship Program (MS/IP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND can be contacted using the following information:
  • Accreditation Counsel for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
    Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
    312/899-0040 ext. 5400

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance skills throughout the program rotations as judged by preceptors.
  • In order to complete the required practice hours, time lost due to illness or emergencies must be made up.
  • Individuals who successfully complete the Combined MS/IP will receive a Verification Statement and be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrtion and Dietetics.