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Read about our Master's Degree/Dietetic Internship and Residency

Clinical Nutrition Internships

We hope you find this site useful in learning more about the two programs we offer. Before you begin exploring our site, please note the following requirements for becoming a Registered Dietitian.

The Credentialing Process to Becoming a Registered Dietitian

  1. Completion of a minimum of a bachelor's degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and DPD course work approved the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
  2. Completion of an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency, or a food service corporation, or combined with undergraduate or graduate students. The University of Memphis Clinical Nutrition Master's Program /Dietetic Internship is an ACEND accredited supervised practice program.
  3. Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
  4. Complete 75 hours continuing professional educational requirements every 5 years to maintain registration.


The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) is the accrediting agency for education programs preparing students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists or nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered.
ACEND® can be contacted by:

Email: ACEND@eatright.org
Phone: 800/877-1600, ext. 5400
Mail: 120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995

ACEND® serves and protects students and the public by assuring the quality and continued improvement of nutrition and dietetics education programs. ACEND® is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title IV gatekeeper. This 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 and abides by its code of good practice.