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MS/DI Onsite Track Contact:

Ms. Claudia Scott
Director, Dietetic Internship
University of Houston
3875 Holman, Rm 104 GAR
Houston, TX  77204-6015

Office: 207 Cameron
Phone : (713) 743-4025
Fax: (713) 743-9860

Program Curriculum

The curriculum for the UHDI is based on the required competencies and student-learning outcomes as mandated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The supervised practice experiences are divided into content areas: Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for 10 weeks; Management for 4 weeks, community nutrition for 4weeks, wellness and sports for 4 weeks and a 4 week elective rotation in the area of intern choice. As required, the program has identified a concentration area within the MNT rotation and additional competencies have been developed to allow interns to experience a more in-depth knowledge base in this area. The concentration competencies are as follows:

  • Intergrate pathophysiology into MNT assessment, diagnosis, care plan development and implementation 
  • Select, implement and evaluate complex enteral and parenteral nutrition regimens in complicated health conditions and/or physiological abnormalities 
  • Assess, implement and supervise transitional feeding plans for at-risk patients (ie chronic dysphagia, dependent feeders, end stage dementia)

Click here for a list of UHDI Competencies