The Dietetic Internship requires three hours of graduate study for NUGR 5403 Special Topics in Medical Nutrition Therapy which may be applied towards a Master of Science degree in Lipscomb's Exercise and Nutrition Science (EXNS) graduate program, which is one of dietetics most exciting new areas of dual-discipline study (http://exns.lipscomb.edu/). These credits may also be transferred for graduate study at most accredited universities in the country. It is the responsibility of the intern to determine the total number of transferrable credits allowed at the institution of choice. Three to six graduate credits may be given for the practicum rotations completed during the internship program if the intern or ISPP intern also registers for Dietetic Internship Practicum Experience NUGR 530V at an additional cost based on the current graduate credit rate per hour. Lipscomb ISPP interns are not required to enroll in the graduate credit course NUGR 5403 Special Topics in Medical Nutrition Therapy, but may if they desire to gain the credit.