Dietetic Internship Graduate Coursework
The 20 hours of graduate credit required for internship completion can be applied to any of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics degrees at Saint Louis University. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics offers four master's concentrations: Medical Dietetics, Nutrition and Physical Performance, Culinary Arts, and a dual degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and Master of Public Health.
All dietetic interns must be admitted to the Graduate Education and are considered full time graduate students with all rights and privileges. Interns must maintain a minimal grade point average of a B- in each graduate course with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 to remain in the Graduate program. The courses are taught on the SLU campus in the evening following the assigned clinical rotations. The required courses for all interns and the elective for the specific Internship concentrations are outlined below. Click here for a brief description of each course. An additional one (1) credit course (DIET 588) is required during spring semester for those interns who plan to continue their graduate studies at SLU at the completion of the internship.
Required Courses During the Internship
- DIET 535 Clinical Systems Management (fall, 3 credits)
- DIET 594 Dietetic Internship I & II (fall, spring, 3 credits)
- DIET 510, 513 Human Nutrition and Physiology (fall, spring, 3 credits)
- DIET 578, 579 Applied Education of Dietetics I & II (fall, spring, 1 credit)
In accordance with your concentration, interns choose one of these courses during the Spring semester
- DIET 511 Nutrition Assessment (spring, 3 credits, Nutrition Therapy Interns)
- DIET 521 Pediatric Nutrition (spring, 3 credits, Nutrition Therapy Interns)
- DIET 522 Gerontological Nutrition (spring, 3 credits, Nutrition Therapy Interns)
- DIET 530 Community Nutrition (spring, 3 credits, Health and Wellness Interns)
- DIET 503 Sustainable Food Systems (spring, 3 credits, Health and Wellness Interns)
- DIET 550 Nutrition and Physical Performance (spring, 3 credits, Health and Wellness Interns)
- MGT 598 Graduate Reading Course (spring, 3 credits, Health and Wellness Interns)
- DIET 588 Seminar in Dietetics Research (spring, 1 credit, Interns continuing at SLU)
For more information on concentrations and admission criteria regarding each of the different Master of Science Programs, click here.