Dietetic Internship Programs

Dietetic Internship Programs

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Dietetic Internships

Two Opportunities to Complete Your Internship

The Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition offers two options for students to complete the required hours of supervised practice to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Both programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). After completion of either option, students are eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration national registry exam to earn the RDN credential.

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Accelerated Coordinated Program

Our ACEND accredited Accelerated Coordinated Program includes 3.5 years of undergraduate coursework, 1 year of graduate coursework and 7 months of supervised practice.

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Dietetic Internship

Explore our ACEND accredited Dietetic Internship Program, which includes didactic & hybrid online education including 7 months of supervised practice.

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Breeding-Smith Edge Scholarship

Apply for the annual Breeding-Smith Edge scholarship in the Dietetic Internship or Accelerated Coordinated Program to assist in funding your education and your future.

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Interested in becoming a preceptor? Click here to complete our introductory survey or review details below on each of our internship rotations.

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Community Nutrition

Helping communities improve their health through better nutrition

Preceptor Guide


Students will gain experience in a variety of clinical care settings

Preceptor Guide

Food Service

Behind the scenes of how RDs ensure nutrition in food service

Preceptor Guide

Connect With Us

Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

204 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506


Liz Combs

Director of the ACP

Contact Dr. Liz Combs


Aaron Schwartz

Director of the Dietetic Internship

Contact Aaron Schwartz

Explore additional internship opportunities through ACEND's search engine designed to locate accredited programs by state and options available.

Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

202 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

+1 (859) 257-3800