Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship

Sample Calendar and Rotation Schedule

Internship classes begin on the first day of classes of each of the five semesters of the program and end on the last day of classes of the academic calendar of each of the five semesters. For example, the first day of class for the fall 2014 semester is August 21, 2014, and the last day of the fall 2014 semester is December 12, 2014. NMSU's current academic calendar is posted at http://www.nmsu.edu/General/academic_calendar.html

If an intern has not completed all assignments and met all competencies associated with a supervised practice rotation, and has not completed the required number of supervised practice hours of a module, the intern may be required to complete assignments, competencies, and supervised practice hours during the semester breaks. All coursework and supervised practice hours must be completed within 36 months of beginning the internship.

Sample Rotation Schedule

Year 1
Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
  •  Orientation to DI Didactic classes in: DI Seminar
  •  Statistics   •  Foodservice Management Supervised practice rotations:
  •  Research Methods   •  Community Nutrition   •  Foodservice Management OR
  •  Nutrition Care Process   •  Community OR
  •  Clinical
Total Credits = 9-10 Total Credits = 9 Total Credits = 6-7

Year 2
Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
  •  DI Seminar   •  Review for National RD Exam Summer after graduation
Supervised practice rotations: Supervised practice rotations:   •  Take RD Exam
  •  Foodservice Management OR   •  Foodservice Management OR
  •  Community OR   •  Community OR
  •  Clinical   •  Clinical
Total Credits = 9 Total Credits = 11
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