Combined Master's Degree and Dietetic Internship

Program Concentration: Community Nutrition in the Cooperative Extension Service

This concentration area was chosen as a way to meet the mission of the dietetic internship at New Mexico State University, by integrating graduate level education and research with supervised practice rotations to prepare entry-level dietitians that work to improve the health of individuals, families and communities. In addition to helping the program achieve its mission statement, the concentration area draws on the strengths of the Cooperative Extension Service's food and nutrition programs, whose research focus is on community-based nutrition interventions.

The competencies listed below have a strong focus on health promotion and education of diverse populations across the lifespan. In addition, these rotations add to the competencies outlined for accredited dietetic internships and will enhance the intern's knowledge and skills. The variety of work settings will also improve research skills of the dietetic intern.