Clinical Nutrition Students Spotlight


"After completing the combined Master's in Science and Dietetic Internship at the University of Memphis, I have felt more than qualified for the RD exam and joining the work force in all nutrition environments. This amazing program fully prepared me to be knowledgeable and comfortable working, educating, and implementing nutrition practices with patients and doctors. The unique experience of rotating through all of the different clinics and hospitals in Memphis left me with a broad range of experiences which are valued in the health field, and I truly feel I would not have had unless I went to the University of Memphis!"
Laura Kunces, MS, RD. Program Graduate 2009

"The University of Memphis master's and dietetic internship program is unparalleled. The challenging academic coursework and real life clinical experience through the graduate assistantship and dietetic rotations places you ahead of others in the field. Both scholastically and professional, I was beyond prepared to enter the workforce in any area of dietetics and competitive among my peers. Overall, it was an excellent investment of my time, money, energy and into my future."
Bethany Stokes, MS, RD. Program Graduate 2011

"The Internship and Graduate Program for Clinical Nutrition equipped me to pass my board exam and begin a career as a Pediatric Registered Dietitian. While completing the education required, I experienced realities in my career through the graduate assistantship and residency. The skills learned and the knowledge acquired allows passing the RD exam without difficulties in addition to an unrivaled advantage to join the workforce. For those seriously seeking a medical dietetic career, it is essential to consider The University of Memphis’s Clinical Nutrition Internship combined with the Graduate program. Once completed, you will exceed expectations."
Meg Green, MS, RD, CSP, LD. Program Graduate 2006

"I graduated from the combined Dietetic Internship and Clinical Nutrition Master’s Program with the confidence I could thrive in any area of the dietetics and nutrition profession. In addition to being very thorough and rigorous the program also fit my interests. When I decided to complete my thesis on a topic that wasn’t typical of nutrition students, the staff was extremely supportive and helped me find contacts that could assist in accomplishing my goals. Because of the clinical training and research experience during the Dietetic Internship and Clinical Nutrition Master’s program I have been able to excel in my career."
Josh Holewinski, MS, RD. Program Graduate 2009

"My graduate education at the University of Memphis did more than just prepare me to become a Registered Dietitian. The advanced training I received through the caring faculty and their network of exceptionally qualified preceptors readied me for a career filled with application of evidence based practice, practice of clinical research, and confidence necessary to take leadership roles in my field. I would not trade my experience with the University of Memphis, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a coordinated Masters program."
Mary Catherine Schallert MS, RD, LDN, CNSC. Program Graduate 2006

"The Clinical Nutrition graduate program and dietetic internship not only prepared me to begin working as a clinical dietitian upon graduating, but also prepared me to continue my education and training in a medical nutrition focused doctoral program. I developed many core and essential skills during my time in the program that have proved to be invaluable both as a clinician and researcher. The program far exceeded my expectations and helped me develop both as a health care provider as well as an individual. I can say without a doubt that the 2 years I spent in this program expanded my knowledge and furthered my career substantially and because of this I am able to excel in both my current and future endeavors."
Jacob Taylor, PhD, RD. Program Graduate 2010

"Much like any graduate program, you get what you put into each opportunity. The Clinical Nutrition program has offered me more opportunities in 16 months than I ever expected. I went from a graduate assistant at the #1 children’s research hospital, to graduating from the program with a career at one of the greatest teaching hospitals in the country. I can now look forward to a strengthening clinical career filled with promising research opportunities. You can expect an ever-growing program offering clinical experiences second to none and graduating with experiences greater than any other internship."
David Havrilla, MS, RD, LDN. Program Graduate 2012