• About the Program

    Dietetic Internship on hold until February 2025.

    Beginning January 1, 2024, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration require prospective dietitians hold a graduate degree. An admission requirement for Texas Health Dallas Internship Program is a master’s degree by start of the program. The new change from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree has led to a decrease in applicants to the program. Texas Health Dallas Dietetic Internship Program has decided to take place the program on hold for the 2024 application cycle as students transition to earning an advanced degree. We will not be accepting applications for 2024 internship program. We look forward to your application February 2025.

    For questions, please email Bielca Soza at BielcaSoza@texashealth.org.

    Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN.

    In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here.

    For more information about educational pathways to become a RDN click here.

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 875-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. Texas Health Dallas offers a full range of services, including Level II trauma, cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

    Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The hospital is a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and has been recognized for high performance in heart bypass and colon cancer surgery.

  • General Program Information
    • Non-degree Option: Minimum of Master’s degree is required by the start of the program
    • Area of Program Concentration: Clinical/Medical Nutrition Therapy
    • Length: 9 months
    • Cost: $4,800
    • Six dietetic internship positions available each year
    • Average intern GPA: 3.6
    • One-year pass rate on RDN exam (last three years): 95 percent

  • Program Rotations

    Our internship program includes clinical, food service and community experiences. With the support of our staff, interns receive individualized training to enhance their knowledge and prepare them for hands-on experiences. Most of rotations will take place at Texas Health Dallas in addition to other facilities in the area.

    At the successful completion of the dietetic internship program, graduates are eligible to take the registered dietitian exam through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

  • Accreditation Status

    The Texas Health Dallas Dietetic Internship Program is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
    Chicago, IL  60606-6995
    Phone: 800-877-1600, ext. 5400
    Email: ACEND@eatright.org

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