The mission of the UNLV DI is to provide program graduates with the skills and knowledge to be comfortable and competent in their first employment opportunity and to ultimately serve as health professionals capable of providing excellent dietetic services to the community. The UNLV DI will provide dietetic interns with a variety of practical experiences that 1) challenge their application of didactic knowledge, 2) are broad in scope and provide the selected entry level knowledge and skills outlined in the student learning outcomes and competencies established by The Accreditation Council for Education in Dietetics and Nutrition (ACEND), 3) are in facilities that are common to our profession (i.e., hospitals, community settings), 4) encourage participation in educational and professional activities, and 5) introduce DI students to a culturally diverse population in one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Evidence-based practice will be emphasized throughout the DI program.

Upon successful completion of the UNLV DI, graduates will be eligible to take the Registration Examination for Dietitians. Upon passing the exam, the candidate would earn the credential Registered Dietitian and would be eligible for employment in those positions.


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Post-Baccalaureate Dietetic Internship in Nutrition Sciences


Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences within the School of Integrated Health Sciences provides a high-quality educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of kinesiology, nutrition sciences, and athletic training. Students receive rigorous classroom instruction aided by computer and multimedia instruction, and practical laboratory and clinical experiences.