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Center for Recovery, Physical Activity & Nutrition (CeRPAN)

Contact Info

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

O: SHP 2.250N
P: 409-772-2578
F: 409-772-2577

Rotation Sites

Nutrition and Metabolism

The health-care facilities and other affiliated agencies that will offer the supervised practice experiences in clinical nutrition, foodservice management and community nutrition are located primarily in the Galveston/Houston area. The UTMB Galveston campus will be the site of orientation, MS degree coursework, final evaluations, graduation, and will offer the clinical supervised experience for most interns. Site preferences will be taken into account, but the Program Director will make the final decision concerning facility assignments based on criteria outlined in the Student Handbook. Interns will receive their rotation schedules at least one month before the beginning of the semester. A reliable vehicle is mandatory to complete the internship.

The UTMB School of Health Professions maintains affiliation agreements with over 200 rotation sites, and the MS/DI program most frequently assigns students to the sites below.


  • UTMB Hospital & Clinics
    • Acute Care
    • Pediatrics (Endocrinology, Nephrology, GI, NICU, and Special Needs)
    • Cytogenetics/Inborn Errors of Metabolism
    • Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery (Bariatric and Medical Weight Loss)
    • Stark Diabetes Clinic
    • Transplant
    • Renal
  • Bay Area Regional Medical Center
  • Bayshore Hospital
  • Center for Discovery - Houston
  • Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
  • DaVita Dialysis
  • San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
  • Mainland Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann Hospitals
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
  • Shriners Hospital for Children - Galveston
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann (Rehabilitation in TMC)
  • UT Health Texas Medical Center (TMC) Pediatrics


  • Christopher Fry, PhD Laboratory (UTMB)
  • Elizabeth Lyons, PhD Laboratory (UTMB)
  • Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD Laboratory (UTMB)
  • Blake Rasmussen, PhD Laboratory (UTMB)
  • Maria Swartz, PhD Laboratory (UTMB)
  • UTMB Sealy Center on Aging / Rachel Deer, PhD (UTMB)
  • Institute for Translational Science - Clinical Research Center
  • NASA - Johnson Space Center
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann


  • UTMB Field House
  • UTMB WIC Clinics
  • Galveston County Agrilife Extension
  • Galveston Farmer's Market
  • Galveston Food Bank
  • Harris County Agrilife Extension
  • HEB
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTMB (OLLI)
  • Private Practice Dietitians

Food Service

  • UTMB Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital for Children - Galveston
  • Bay Area Regional Medical Center
  • Clear Creek ISD
  • Dickinson ISD
  • Galveston ISD
  • Houston ISD
  • Katy ISD
  • La Porte ISD