Medical Nutrition Therapy Focus

The dietetics program at Lipscomb University offers an accredited Dietetic Internship (DI) Program. The Lipscomb Dietetic Internship Program currently accepts 12 interns during the Spring Match with a 100% graduation rate and 82% first time RD exam pass rate over a 5 year period to date. The Lipscomb Internship is excited to have partnered with over 25 different healthcare and community organizations where practicum experiences are completed. Internship orientation, assigned graduate classes and practicum rotations make up the program which begins in early August and ends mid-May.  

The Lipscomb Dietetic Internship Program is competitive and comprehensive, with a focus on medical nutrition therapy in multiple settings.  The internship consists of approximately 39 weeks of rotations in clinical, community, and foodservice/management settings of dietetics in the Middle Tennessee area (drive time expected up to 1 hour for some rotations) as well as opportunities to participate in professional meetings. The program internship fee pays for interns to attend the annual Food and Nutrition Conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND) Spring Meeting, and an RD exam workshop offered by Breeding & Associates, as well as other workshops and opportunities that become available each year. Graduate school tuition is currently $910 per credit hour (x 3 hours) equaling $2,730 and the internship fee is $8,000 per program year.  Total cost for the 2014-15 program year except for living costs, travel costs, textbooks and supplies, and the optional graduate practicum hours is approximately $10,730.  Costs will increase for the 2015-16 year to an $8,250 fee and graduate credit rate of $945 per hour.

If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Anne Lowery, Program Director:
Phone: (615) 966-5746 or 1-800-333-4358 extension 5746