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Dept. of Nutrition & Metabolism
School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1124

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P: 409-772-2578
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Program Description

Master of Science with Dietetic Internship (MS/DI)

N&M Dietetic Internship Class of 2016

MS/DI Class of 2016
Front Row L-R: Brandy Rawls, Shay Robertson (faculty), Keli Perino, Hannah Ives, Ariana Altamirano Middle Row L-R: Mollie Johnson, Krista Luallin, Michelle Harold, Jennifer Valdez, Jaime Meno, Kaite Schmitz, Jean Gutierrez (director) Back Row L-R: Demi Arnold, Emilee Ten Eyck, Scout Brooks, Kaitlin Dresser, Jenna Betcher, Drusilla Rosales (faculty)

The UTMB Combined Master of Science Degree with Dietetic Internship (MS/DI) provides students with 1240 hours of supervised practice experience in clinical, community, extended care, research, and food service management. The program begins with 11 credits of coursework in the Fall when students matriculate. Thereafter, students will begin one internship rotation in their second semester (Spring) and complete their internship rotations full-time in the third and fourth semesters (Summer and Fall).

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A sample program outline is shown below. All 5000 level courses are pass/fail internship rotations. All 6000 level courses are classroom-based and result in a letter grade. Students are assigned to one rotation in the Spring. Community (NUTR 5211) is shown in the example, but students may be assigned to 5411, 5211, 5320, or 5413, depending on their preferences, financial considerations, and availability of sites.

UTMB MS/DI Degree Plan

Total: 44 Credits

Fall I - 11 Credits

  • NUTR 6400- Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism
  • NUTR 6402 - Quality Management and Infomatics in Dietetics
  • NUTR 6202 - Evidence-Based Practice for Clinical Nutrition
  • NUTR 6107 - Ethics and Clinical Nutrition

Spring - 14 Credits

  • NUTR 6503 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • NUTR 6304 - Weight Control Management
  • NUTR 6205 - Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports and Exercise
  • NUTR 6206 - Nutrition and Metabolism Seminar
  • NUTR 5211 - Community Nutrition (120 hour rotation)

Summer - 10 Credits

  • NUTR 5212 - Selective
  • NUTR 5413 - Food Service Management (240 hour rotation)
  • NUTR 5411 - Clinical Nutrition 1 (240 hour rotation)

Fall II - 9 Credits

  • NUTR 5412 - Clinical Nutrition 2 (240 hour rotation)
  • NUTR 5110 - Management of Nutritional Care (Staff Relief; 80 hour rotation)
  • NUTR 5320 - Research in Nutrition (200 hour rotation)
  • NUTR 6108 - Professional Issues in Clinical Nutrition