Nutrition, Dietetics, & Food Management
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To the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management program at Murray State University!
Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management program offers a B.S. degree with a choice of three tracks. The Dietetics track prepares students to become Registered Dietitians (RD), the primary professionals in the field of food and nutrition. The Food Management track prepares students for careers in the business of foods and food service management. The Nutrition and Foods track provides a curriculum for students interested in a general knowledge of nutrition and food for positions not requiring the RD credential. Elective hours in this track allow for a minor.
The Murray State University Dietetic Internship Program is designed to meet the competencies for entry-level dietetics practice and to prepare interns for the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The program has a Medical Nutrition Therapy concentration and provides interns with a minimum of 1200 supervised practice hours in a variety of healthcare settings. The program is 10 months in duration, and is completed during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Interns will receive 21 hours of graduate credit upon completion of the program. MSU had clinical agreements with supervised practice sites across Kentucky and Tennessee.
Interns complete supervised experiences in Medical Nutrition Therapy, Management Practice in Dietetics, Community Nutrition and Long-Term Care. An Advanced Practice experience is completed after all clinical rotations. This experience allows the intern to function independently as an entry-level dietitian in the hospital setting.
MSU’s IP is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.