The Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Dietetic Internship (DI) and Masters of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship (MCN DI) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
The Baylor Dallas Dietetic Internship Program’s mission is to provide an atmosphere in which the dietetic intern can apply and augment the knowledge base acquired from the academic setting. The program strives to prepare qualified registered dietitian nutritionists for entry-level practice by imparting to each student the educational standards established by ACEND.
The MCN/DI is a 22-month program and includes graduate studies through Texas A&M University (on College Station campus) and supervised practice hours (at Baylor University Medical Center and the surrounding Dallas-Ft. Worth area) with a clinical/nutrition therapy concentration area for 12 individuals annually. Graduates of the program must complete all coursework and project requirements of the Masters of Clinical Nutrition and supervised practice to be eligible to receive a verification statement to be eligible to take the CDR credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN). Our program boasts 89% first-time pass rate on the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) for the past three years.
Baylor University Medical Center will be transitioning from a 10-month dietetic internship program to a 22-month program comprised of graduate studies and dietetic internship. The April 2022 spring match will offer two tracks for applicants to choose.
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Option 1: 10-month internship only
Degree not required for dietetic internship verification statement for RDN credentialing exam (August 2022 - June 2023)
Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require a minimum of a master’s degree to be eligible to take the credentialing exam to become a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). In order to be approved for registration examination eligibility with a bachelor’s degree, an individual must meet all eligibility requirements and be submitted into CDR's Registration Eligibility Processing System (REPS) before 12:00 midnight Central Time, December 31, 2023. For more information about this requirement visit CDR's website: https://www.cdrnet.org/graduatedegree. In addition, CDR requires that individuals complete coursework and supervised practice in program(s) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Graduates who successfully complete the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship program at Baylor University Medical Center are eligible to apply to take the CDR credentialing exam to become an RDN. In most states, graduates also must obtain licensure or certification to practice. For more information about state licensure requirements click here. For more information about educational pathways to become an RDN click here.
The following information pertains to the 10-month internship program only.
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