Academics & Accreditation
The objectives of the curriculum are to provide professional education by offering the Master in Nutrition and Metabolism combined with supervised practice for individuals seeking an advanced degree, with eligibility to sit the registration exam to become a registered dietitian. Our goal is to prepare program graduates to become competent dietitians/practitioners for employment in entry-level positions. Graduates will also be trained for leadership and professional roles in dietetics and nutrition in aging.
The program is committed to providing a broad range of experiences to students, so they may become competent dietitians in a variety of settings. The program adopts the values of the institution and the School of Health Professions, which are to demonstrate compassion to all, to act with integrity, to show respect to everyone, to embrace diversity, and to promote excellence and innovation through lifelong learning. The program encompasses these values while encouraging critical thinking, leadership development, management skills and team building to facilitate the transition of the student from an intern to an entry-level practitioner.
The UTMB Department of Nutrition and Metabolism in the School of Health Professions provides the education and support that lead students to succeed in the health care industry. Our department collaborates closely with other UTMB departments to provide a pathway to the following degree program:
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is the Academy’s accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitians or dietetic technicians, registered. ACEND exists to serve the public by establishing and enforcing eligibility requirements and accreditation standards that ensure the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs. Programs meeting those standards are accredited by ACEND.
The UTMB Dietetic Internship has been granted full accreditation status through 2024. For verification, you may contact ACEND:
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995