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Dietetic Internship Rotations and Experiences (30 weeks)

1-2 week rotations at various clinics and several of the area hospitals:

  • General Clinical
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Pediatrics
  • GI (MD Office)
  • Metabolic Support
  • Behavioral/Weight Management (MD Office)
  • Transitional and Long-term Care
  • Mini-staff Experience

Assess and educate clients in various settings, including:

  • Health Departments including the WIC Program
  • Mobile Meals Site
  • UT Extension, EFNEP Program

Develop, prepare, cost and market specialty menu items, monitor sanitation, conduct in-service at hospital foodservice setting.Electives (1-2 weeks)
Select experiences in the Knoxville area from the following list:

  • Additional experience in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital or other clinical setting
  • Additional experience at health department or other community setting
  • Sports Nutrition at UT Athletics
  • Fitness and Wellness Center (Clayton Homes)
  • Knox Co. Schools
  • Head Start Program

Gain more experience in your areas of interest. Students can plan experiences anywhere in the country under the direction of a RDN. Some examples include:

  • Sports Nutrition and/or Eating Disorders
  • Wellness Centers and/or School Nutrition
  • Supermarkets and Food Companies
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Clinical, Community Nutrition or Management

Deepen skills by managing in-patient nutrition care at one of the seven area hospitals.

Those students in the MS-DI with a concentration in Public Health Nutrition or in the dual MS-MPH-DI program will complete a 7-week block-field experience the first or second summer. This provides students with experience in the public health nutrition workforce. This 7 week experience counts as 7 weeks of the Dietetic Internship. The student participates in the selection of this experience which can take place anywhere in the country.