Non-Degree Dietetic Internship

The Texas A&M Dietetic Internship Program consists of two options, the Dietetic Internship with optional graduate credit (DI-GC) and the Non-Degree Dietetic Internship (Non Degree-DI) option.  The Non-Degree DI compliments the DI-GC option and consists of the supervised practice component only. This is an ideal option for potential applicants who are interested in a dietetic internship program with a clinical emphasis but are not quite ready for graduate school.  If you are interested in completing a graduate degree and the dietetic internship, please visit our webpage for information on our DI-GC option.

Specifics of the Non-Degree DI include:

  • Admission criteria include a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale, 3.25 preferred) and a recommended GRE score of 300 (Verbal and Quantitative, combined)
  • The Non-Degree DI will have an emphasis in clinical dietetics.
  • Locations of supervised practice rotation sites include facilities located primarily in Temple, Texas, with other rotations in the College Station/Bryan, Texas areas.
  • Other supervised practice locations include Houston, Dallas, and Waco.  For more information on the supervised practice sites, click here.
  • The supervised practice component of the Non-Degree DI and DI-GC programs will run concurrently and share rotation sites.
  • The supervised practice begins in mid-August and will end mid-May of the following year, and will meet the 1200-hour minimum criteria established by ACEND.   During these 9 months, the intern will be assigned a variety of professional experiences in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and management.
  • The fee for the DI program is $7,500, plus additional expenses. Interns will have the option of paying the fee in full or in two payments during the nine-month rotation.  You will find more information on other expected expenses here.
  • For outcomes data on the Non-Degree Option, please visit our webpage on DI Outcomes.
  • The Non-Degree DI is a certificate program sponsored by the Department of Nutrition and Food Science.  Interns accepted into this option are not classified as students of Texas A&M University; therefore, these interns are not candidates for conventional student loans or financial aid.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offer scholarships to qualified intern applicants.  For more information, visit the Academy’s Foundation or Texas Academy’s Foundation web sites for more information.


For inquiries regarding the Texas A&M Dietetic Internship Program, please contact:

Karen Geismar, MS, RD, LD, CNSC
Dietetic Internship Director
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
2253 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843
(979) 845-5713



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