The Texas A&M University Dietetic Internship Program (TAMU DI) is an accredited dietetic internship program that has welcomed dietetic interns since 1982. The TAMU DI currently has a one-year pass rate for the CDR credentialing exam of 100% and more than 80% pass rate for the first attempt of the exam. Graduates of the TAMU DI Program work in a variety of dietetic practice settings including clinical dietetics, clinical management, treatment for eating disorders, school nutrition programs and university wellness.
The TAMU DI Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). In January 2016, ACEND voted to continue full accreditation of the TAMU DI Program for a seven-year term ending June 30, 2023. See below for more information on ACEND and the accreditation status of the TAMU DI.
The TAMU DI has evolved over the past years. The Program now offers a Master’s of Clinical Nutrition (MCN). The MCN Program is a 22-month non-thesis masters-dietetic internship program that combines studies on the Texas A&M campus in College Station with the supervised practice component of the dietetic internship program the second year. Qualified students accepted into this program begin graduate studies in August and remain at the College Station campus for one year before starting the supervised practice component of the program in Central Texas. Qualified applicants must complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and an ACEND-accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD).
Note: The TAMU DI program no longer offers a graduate-DI or DI only option.
For other information related to the Texas A&M MCN Program:
- Mission, Goals and Objectives of the MCN Program
- Admission Requirements
- Application Process
- Expected Schedule of Master’s of Clinical Nutrition
- Information on Supervised Practice Rotations
- MCN Program Completion Requirements
- Expected Costs and other financial information
- State Certification and Licensure
For more information on the pathway to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN):
For more information or questions, please contact:
Karen S. Geismar, MS, RDN, LD, CNSC
Dietetic Internship Director, Senior Lecturer
Department of Nutrition
Texas A&M University
Phone: (979) 845-5713
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education or CADE, is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN), or dietetic technicians, registered (DTR). ACEND serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs.
The Texas A&M University Dietetic Internship (DI) Program is accredited by the ACEND. In January 2016, ACEND voted to continue full accreditation of the TAMU DI Program for a seven-year term ending June 30, 2023. In April 2020, ACEND extended the reaccreditation date to 2024.
ACEND is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a Title IV gatekeeper. This recognition affirms that ACEND meets national standards and is a reliable authority on the quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs. ACEND is also a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and abides by its code of good practice.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(800) 877-1600 ext. 5400
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