Dear Prospective Student:
Thank you for your inquiry concerning the Dietetic
Internship Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals
and Clinics (UIHC). This institution, one of the
largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the
nation, has conducted a dietetic internship since 1923.
The UIHC Dietetic Internship Program is a challenging
10-month post-baccalaureate program accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and
Dietetics (ACEND) of The Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Drive, Suite 2000,
Chicago, IL 60606, 312-899-0040, ext 5400. ACEND is a
specialized accrediting body recognized by the United
States Department of Education as a Title IV
recognition affirms that ACEND® meets
national standards and is a reliable authority on the
quality of nutrition and dietetics education programs.
ACEND® is also a member of the Association of
Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and
abides by its code of good practice. The UIHC dietetic
internship program is in compliance with Accreditation
standards and is accredited through December 2017.
The concentration of the internship program is medical
nutrition therapy; however, the program offers
experience in management, clinical, research, and
community experiences. This design allows the
dietetic intern to achieve entry-level knowledge and
skills in all areas of dietetics. The program also
provides nine hours of graduate credit in the College of
Public Health and Carver College of Medicine to make it an intensive program. Following
completion of the internship, the graduate credit earned
may be applied toward an advanced degree.
Upon successful completion of the Dietetic Internship, the graduates receive a Verification Statement
making them eligible to sit for the registration
examination to become Registered Dietitian Nutritionists
(RDN). Once the RDN credential is attained, the
dietitian nutritionist is eligible to apply for state
licensure (if required by state).
Over the past five years, the first-time pass rate for
the registration examination for our graduates has been
95%. As graduates of the UI Hospitals and Clinics
Dietetic Internship, your status to prospective
employers is very high. Many of our graduates have gone
on to be leaders in the dietetic profession including
those who have served as president of The Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics.
The UI Hospitals and Clinics and Department of Food and
Nutrition Services are committed to making this
internship a very dynamic program. Feel free to contact
us if you have questions after reading the materials.
Laurie Kroymann, MBA, RDN, LD
Dietetic Internship Director