Dietetic Internship Program (continued)

Requirements to Update Education 

Additional courses in dietetics or a related area are required to update a degree which was completed five (5) or more years prior to application to the internship program. Courses taken to satisfy the requirements must be completed at a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. An official transcript verifying completion of the courses with a grade of "B" or better must accompany the internship application. Only courses completed within the last five (5) years are acceptable and must be approved by Program Director.

  • 0-5 yrs.-Updating not required
  • 5-10 yrs.-6 semester or 9 quarter hrs.
  • 10 yrs. or longer-12 semester or 18 quarter hrs.

Credit for Prior Experience

The dietetic internship does not give credit for prior work experience. However, rotations may be modified based on a student’s prior work experience.  The student must complete all rotations no matter the nature of their previous work experience.

The program will accept credit for completion of NUTR 986 and NUTR 956 if completed at UNL by the intern before acceptance into the internship program.  Because both courses provide supervised practice hours that count toward the 1200 hour minimum requirement, the program will not accept credit for a course that is transferred into the program with similar titles.